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arts-X-press performance

A transformational experience...

Imagine a place where budding young artists and creative thinkers come together to explore the arts, nourish their sense of self and make lasting friendships.

 At arts-X-press, you’ll spend five days immersed in the arts. You’ll sleep in the dorms and eat meals in the cafeteria at Concordia University Irvine. You’ll spend your days exploring different art forms in professional arts spaces with some of the best arts professionals in the region. You’ll be challenged to express yourself creatively and collaborate with your fellow arts-X-pressers who come from all over Southern California.   

Arts-X-press is a safe haven for self-expression. We create an environment that values each student’s individuality and we cultivate students’ ability to appreciate the magic in life. By the end of arts-X-press, our students feel more confident in themselves and leave with the courage to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Experience the magic of arts-X-press!

How to apply

Click here to apply online.

Or download one of the applications below:

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. 

Applicants must currently be in 6th or 7th grade. No previous arts training is necessary.


We consider the health, safety and wellbeing of our arts-X-press students, staff and families to be our highest priority. At this time, we plan to continue arts-X-press this summer as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation regarding the coronavirus and follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, local health authorities and Concordia University as we get closer to the summer months.

In the event that we need to cancel arts-X-press for the summer of 2020, we will automatically defer accepted students' admission to the summer of 2021 (even if the student is currently in 7th grade), or work with families to provide tuition reimbursements. 

If you have any questions, please email us at

2020 Dates

Session 1: July 11-15, 2020
Session 2: July 18-22, 2020
Session 3: July 25-29, 2020


Financial aid is available to all students, based on need, and we are committed to making it possible for all accepted students to attend. The full tuition for arts-X-press is $800, which covers all costs for the program including room, board and performance tickets. Applications for financial aid will be sent with acceptance letters. NO accepted student will ever be turned away from arts-X-press for financial reasons. 


Email us at or call us at (714) 876-2336.

Click here for: arts-X-press F.A.Q.s

Call for Counselors

Are you between the ages of 16-21, love the arts and want to gain leadership skills while mentoring middle school students as they explore their creativity?

APPLY NOW to be an arts-X-press counselor. The application deadline is April 1.