Design for Sharing

Design for Sharing is our free K-12 arts-education program.  Since 1969, DFS has been making the performing arts at UCLA an accessible and inspirational part of children’s lives.

DFS provides interactive and educational arts experiences for more than 10,000 students each year, offering special performances at UCLA, and arts residency programs in their own classrooms. To help teachers extend the impact of performance experiences and art-making activities, DFS also produces educational materials, discussion guides and links to artists and arts information.

Amidst the unprecedented realities that we are all facing during the COVID-19 global pandemic, DFS programs have been suspended through the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.  We are crafting ways to continue sharing the arts with students as we move through this challenging time.

Our thoughts are with our community of artists, educators, and students.  With all the anxieties and uncertainties everyone is feeling so keenly right now, we are relying on the arts to offer what they always have: connection, reflection, and inspiration.

Soon, we’ll be back to offering that same gift to the young people of our city.  In the meantime, we invite you learn more about our proud legacy of sharing the arts.


Contact or call 310-825-7681 for more information.

Watch a short video about Design for Sharing and see our programs in action