Teen Arts Program
“Free Arts NYC is a great internship to gain experience in the field of art, while learning skills you can use in any type of job.”
+ Ricardo, Age 15
NOTE: To be eligible for TAP, teens must attend programming/receive services at one of Free Arts NYC's partner agencies.
Guided by professional museum educators and supported by volunteer mentors, small groups of teens tour NYC's diverse arts and cultural institutions, participate in creative workshops, and build visual literacy. - Metrocards and lunch provided.
WHO CAN APPLY: 8th-12th grade students
TIME COMMITMENT: 1 Saturday afternoon per month, for 9 months (Oct-Jun)
DEADLINE: October 1st
During weekly sessions, teens work 1-on-1 with artist mentors who guide them through creating a visual arts portfolio, building interview skills, and applying to an arts high school/BFA program. - Metrocards and snack provided.
WHO CAN APPLY: 7th grade students (Arts High Schools); 11th grade students (College/BFA Programs)
TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 1 weekday/weekend afternoon per week, for 8 months (May-Dec)
DEADLINE: April 15th
Teens complete community service hours at the Free Arts NYC office - or at one of our partner businesses - where they gain work experience while receiving close mentorship from a dedicated supervisor.
WHO CAN APPLY: 9th-12th grade students
TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 4 hours per week, for 1 semester (Sep-Dec, Jan-May, or Jun-Aug)
DEADLINE: October 1st (For Fall), December 1st (For Winter/Spring), May 1st (For Summer)
Small groups of teens work with a professional artist to learn about the artist's discipline, develop new creative skills, and collaborate on an original artwork. - Metrocards and snack provided.
WHO CAN APPLY: 10th-12th grade students
TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 2 weekday/weekend afternoonsper month, for 1 school-year (Oct-June)
DEADLINE: Coming Soon
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