Queens Teens offers local youth opportunities to gain exposure to a cultural institution, while developing their own creative interest and passion for the arts. The Teens become part of a close-knit peer network that fosters personal and professional growth.
In this program youth learn about how contemporary art and social justice intersect. We make art, visit cultural events and institutions across NYC in order to learn about the power of cultural production to have a positive impact on society. The group usually meets Saturday afternoons (and other mutually agreed on times throughout the year) at the Queens Museum for artmaking, exhibition tours, skill-building workshops, and presentations by Museum staff.
After showing good attendance and participation Queens Teens may receive the opportunity to work in Education with Family Art Workshops, public programs and events, helping Museum visitors navigate the galleries and sharing insights and knowledge about current exhibitions. Students can receive school community service credit for Saturday activities and a salary for weekend work assignments when invited.
Teens may participate in Queens Teens over multiple years with the aim of building on skills developed and gaining confidence as they grow in the program and progress through high school.
To apply, please fill out the form below. We are accepting applications between August 23 to October 5, 2018.Fill out my online form.
For more information, please contact Christian Flores, Manager of OST (Out-of-School) Youth and Family Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queens Teens is made possible by the Keith Haring Foundation. The Queens Museum’s Education Programs receive significant support from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.