California Arts Council

State of California


Destiny Arts Center

JUMP StArts supports high quality arts education and artist(s)-in-residence programs for youth engaged in the juvenile justice system. Activities may take place in classroom, after-school, social services, or incarceration settings. The proposed project must be designed and developed in partnership between an arts organization and a juvenile justice/social services entity. The project should demonstrate significant planning and should reflect a collaborative relationship between the partnering organizations.

The program requires the partnership of an arts entity and a juvenile justice entity. The applicant may be either the arts partner or juvenile justice facility/agency.


Program Goals

Provide opportunities for arts participation and arts education to incarcerated youth and youth on probation. Increase opportunities for California teaching artists and artists-in-residence in juvenile justice facilities, including juvenile halls, camps, and court and community schools.

Measure impact and communicate the value of arts education and arts participation for system-engaged youth to juvenile justice and social service entities.



Guidelines & Application Availablee:
January 18, 2017
Application Deadline:
March 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
Panel Dates:
May 22 - 23, 2017
Grant Activity Period:
June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018