The CATALYST program brings students into deeper relationship with themselves, their creativity, their peers, and their vision for the future.

Available to high school juniors and seniors, the CATALYST program is activated through creative group workshop experiences and one-on-one personal coaching over the course of the 22-23 school year. 

The Catalyst program drives positive social impact by sending more kind, creative, and visionary young adults out into this world to make it better through their choices, energy, and sense of connection to themselves, one another, and the arts.

Participation in Catalyst includes attendance at a monthly workshop in the Auditorium at CLARA (1425 24th St, in the heart of Midtown), as well as two one-on-one coaching calls with a Catalyst personal coach.

Catalyst is free to students and accepts up to 30 participants annually. Applications must be submitted online before October 28th, 2022 to be considered. 

Participation announcements will be made by email to both students and parents on November 1st, 2022. 

Required workshop dates include:

November 12  |  December 17  |  January 21

February 25  |  March 18  |  April 15  |  May 20


Catalyst is made possible by a grant from the California Arts Council and individual donors.