At tDR, we redefine the value of art and artists in society. Through our Understudy Program, we empower young individuals by equipping them with the skills and practice necessary to forge successful careers in the arts. We collaborate with aspiring artists to develop their artistic voice and studio practice, while teaching them effective marketing and promotional strategies. By building the essential toolkit for artistic success, we cultivate creative makers and future entrepreneurs.

In Fall of 2021 we partnered with SFUSD's "College and Career Readiness" program, tDR provides a unique learning space for 10th-12th grade students. By working at tDR, they gain invaluable work and life experience while gaining insight into the professional lives and career paths of artists. Our art gallery and retail space offer practical tools that guide students on their own creative journeys into adulthood. It is our hope we inspire a future generation of artists who will increase awareness and demand for greater access to the arts in our neighborhoods, communities, and schools.

With our UnderStudy Fund, we support college-aged UnderStudies and our dedicated educational staff who mentor and guide these students. Our aim is to provide each UnderStudy with essential tools for success in both work and life.