Youth Programs

GIRLFLY SUMMER ART & ACTIVISM PROGRAM

Applications for GIRLFLY 2022 are now open. Apply Online Here!

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“GIRLFLY has taught me to show anger, messiness, and sadness through dance. And that it doesn’t always have to be happy.”

GIRLFLY 2019 - Garden Collage - Photos by Vitali Kononov

“GIRLFLY gives me hope that our young generation has the compassion to learn about the world’s hardships.”


WHAT IS GIRLFLY?

The 2022 Summer Arts & Activism Project will bring 20 young women/GNC youth from San Francisco for four weeks to:

  • Get hands-on experience in aerial dance
  • Earn $500
  • Create and perform original dances
  • Learn about issues of girls’/GNC youth empowerment, body positive culture and the politics of women’s clothing
  • Research and carry out a textile design project led by The Museum of Craft and Design and artist Charlotte Jones
  • Connect with young women/GNC youth across neighborhoods, schools, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity

Who is it for?

Young women and GNC youth ages 14-19 who are strongly interested in performing, making positive change in the world and can commit to attending the entire 4 weeks of the program. African American, Arab, Latinx, Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, low-income and QBIPOC identified girls/GNC youth are strongly encouraged to apply. The primary requirement is that you like to dance.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID 19

What’s the schedule?

The program is 4 weeks long and meets as follows:
Starts July 5, 2022
Ends July 29, 2022
Runs Tuesday to Friday 10:00 AM-3:00PM
Plus Two Mandatory Performances THURS AND FRI EVENING, July 28-29, 7:00PM

Where is it?

COUNTERPULSE
80 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

What’s the application process?

Fill out the application online or request one in the mail or over email.

Applications are due May 1, 2022.

Once your complete application is received, we will contact you to set up an in-person interview. We will notify you of your status by June 1, 2022.

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QUESTIONS?

Contact Flyaway Productions at 415.672.4111 or jo@flyawayproductions.com

Funded by the Children and Youth Fund.


GIRLFLY 2021: Finding A Heart Beat at the Center of the Earth

Witness the culmination of dance making and activism by some amazing San Francisco teens.
– Video by: Rapt Productions

Photos from GIRLFLY 2021 by: Vitali Kononov

GIRLFLY 2020: PIVOT: from punishment to empathy

Witness the culmination of dance making and activism by some amazing San Francisco teens. Instead of live performances this year, we will bring you highlights from the GIRLFLY program, captured on film.
– Video by: Rapt Productions

With the following self portraits, we choose to disrupt the school to prison pipeline and define ourselves on our own terms.

View GIRLFLY Self-Portraits

Photos from GIRLFLY 2020 by: Vitali Kononov