The Art Institute Teen Council is a group of 15 creative teens who meet weekly at the museum to design engaging and meaningful programs for youth. Teens on the council represent schools and neighborhoods throughout Chicagoland and have a shared passion for the arts and for making the Art Institute more welcoming, accessible, and relevant for all youth.
Please take a look at the info below to see the typical schedule, commitment, and benefits of participating in the Teen Council. Interested in joining our crew? We would love to meet you. Applications for Teen Council 2017-2018 go live June 2017 with a deadline of July 1, 2017.
Schedule and Commitment Required:
Teen Council meets Saturdays, 1:00-4:00
September 2017-June 2018
Teen Council members must be available on Saturday afternoons during this time.
Teen Council applicants should be:
Interested in art or passionate about creating new opportunities for teens
Chicagoland high school students (we have spots available for all grade levels but are especially recruiting rising sophomores and juniors this year)
Great at communication, problem solving, teamwork, and multi-tasking
Energetic and excited to work on long-term projects
Excited to share their ideas but also very open to different perspectives/opinions
Dedicated to working collaboratively and in teams/committees
Teen Council members will:
Get the opportunity to design and lead your own public programs for teens
Network with artists, museum staff, and other unique, motivated, and collaborative teens
Use creative skills at a major international art museum
Get lots of public speaking and presentation experience
Develop as leaders and thinkers and have real impact on the museum and teens
Get free access to the Art Institute and other museums with museum employee ID
Receive a $600 program award, Ventra cards for transportation, and great snacks.
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Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.