November 2022 marks the 10 year anniversary of LAYAYA! The 10th year also brings our most exciting opportunities yet and some really fun new programming. We have moved out of the studio and are now “on the go” in our new LAYAYA mobile unit! We are super excited about our new mobile platform and will be posting opportunities for creativity through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART & Math) on our social media pages @Layaya Arts so be sure to catch us on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook!
Our new mobile platform affords us huge opportunities to expand our outreach while reducing our footprint at the same time. We are able to make more connections to create in the community and expand our number of classes and locations in a way that will better serve the young artists, actors, musicians, and writers of our community. We will offer some additional STEAM Saturday sessions as well as expand our community service through the arts program that encourages young people to use time and talent to better their community.
In addition to the extra programming, we will open up additional spaces for new members in LAYAYA starting October 1st in several departments. We plan to add 25 additional members across four departments Oct.-Dec. 2022. From painting to digital animation, film & acting to journalism, creative writing to music…. There is something creative for everyone at LAYAYA! If you would like an application for one of our membership openings, please complete the form by clicking HERE. Once you submit the form someone will contact you to schedule an appointment. Should you have any questions please feel free to email us at [email protected] or text us at (504) 345-9292.
Layaya is about supporting the dreams of young people to create something that they want to see exist in the world and giving them a roadmap to their best future. In addition to art education, we remind young people that their emotions and ideas are equally worthy of expression and foster a learning of delivering those ideas in a respectful manner.
LAYAYA gives our youth a vehicle to form lasting relationships based in support, encouragement, and respect. We provide opportunities for youth to mentor their peers, run programs, and serve as authentic advisors in Layaya. These dedicated young people strive to help the community with service projects and they also learn the business and creative sides of the art world – making and keeping the funds generated by the artwork that they create in our ARTrepreneur Program.
Layaya empowers the youth members to be the leaders, managers, decision makers and successful artists.
By simply giving them skills to organize, encouragement, permission for expression, a studio to gather, peer and mentor support, instruction and teaching them about a real sense of dedication LAYAYA serves as a springboard for success for our next generation AND for our Community as a whole!