MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana is an inclusive contemporary arts space grounded in the Chicano/Latino experience that incubates new visual, literary and performance art in order to engage people in civic dialogue and community transformation.

Founded in 1989 as the result of a

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DMCStudio at MACLA


Program Description

Building upon a long history of neighborhood youth arts programming, MACLA teamed up in 2011 with The Black Eyed Peas Peapod Foundation and the Adobe Foundation to start the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy (PAYVA). This model enriched MACLA’s original platform by increasing its regional and national visibility as well as providing additional resources for teaching, production, and


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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip, Performance, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshops & Classes
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Media (film, video), Multi-discipline, Music, Storytelling, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Latino, Multicultural
Subject: Fine Arts
Population Served Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

Our availability follows the San Jose school district academic calendar.

Available times:

Open Lab Drop-In Schedule Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm.

Length of :Program Fiscal school year
Space / technical requirements:

No experience or equipment needed. We provide industry standard production equipment!

Fees / Ticketing:

The DMCStudio at MACLA also offers customized paid classes for multiple institutions providing arts education through intensive workshops that teach 21st century skills. The multi-disciplinary courses can be taught on or offsite and include: Music Production, Video Production, Photography, Hip-Hop and Spoken Word. Price varies per discipline and number of students.


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