The goal of the Queens Teens Institute for Art and Social Justice (QTI) is to nurture thoughtful, independent young artists and the next generation of leaders in the arts and social change. Through a series of art-making workshops, leadership seminars, community service projects and professional development training over the academic year, participants will gain experience as artists and leaders and access to networks, institutions and mentors that will support their growth and practice.
The application for the 2023-2024 QTI Leadership Cohort is now live. Deadline to apply is October 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. Apply here.
For questions related to the program or application, please reach out to Youth & Family Programs Manager, Itzel Basualdo firstname.lastname@example.org
QTI’s Four Pillars of Focus:
Our mission is to nurture thoughtful, independent young artists, and the next generation of Queens-based leaders in the arts and social change.
We will elevate access to art education programs with a leadership and professional development focus to BIPOC and marginalized Queens-based youth.
QTI participants will develop skills in the areas of art, social justice and leadership. They will be actively engaged in the Queens Museum and their communities as they explore the intersection of art and social justice. Participants will exchange ideas and maintain relationships with other young artists and activists locally, nationally and internationally and attend trips. QTI’s program will culminate in a public exhibition at the Queens Museum.
QTI participants will develop skills and professional insight into all aspects of operating an art museum. They will build experience as leaders and engage in service-learning projects focused on art and social justice. They will gain an understanding of how art and social justice intersect and develop their practice in both areas.
Location: Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Building, Queens, NY 11368
The Queens Teens Institute for Art & Social Justice is made possible with support from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Marshall, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, and RBC Foundation USA.
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