Before I became part of the Teen Arts Council I felt like my life was all the same, the same people, same places, same ideas. Being part of the ICA has helped me expand who I am, and explore big ideas…new and different things that weren’t part of my life before. When I hear people talk about art and museums as unimportant or insignificant, I want to tell them that they have it so wrong. It’s one of the most important things that I know.

Chabelyz Meija, Teen Arts Council Member Alum

The Teen Arts Council is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Please check back in the spring of 2018.

Are you a teen? Are you interested in programming for and by other teens? If so, you should consider the Teen Arts Council. The Teen Arts Council consists of fifteen diverse high school students who share a common interest in contemporary art and community engagement. The TAC organizes Teen Nights, meets with contemporary artists, and takes on various projects throughout the year. Our primary objective is to supply Boston’s youth with the tools to voice themselves in the world of contemporary art.

The Teen Arts Council meets once per week during the school year and each member is paid a monthly stipend. We are looking for the next generation of amazing teens interested in working with museum staff, artists and other creative types to develop and promote exciting programs and events for young people at the ICA. You might be an artist yourself—visual artist, poet/writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker—or simply excited to become more involved in the arts and museums. Want to get involved? Email cbristow@icaboston.org.

If you have any questions about the program please contact ICA Teen Programs Assistant Carlie Bristow at 617 478 3167, or email cbristow@icaboston.org.

The ICA’s Teen Arts Council and Teen Nights are generously sponsored by MFS Investment Management and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
MFS Investment Management
ICA Teen Programs are sponsored by UNIQLO.

Teen Programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Award Number MA-10-16-0305-16.

Additional support is provided by the Cabot Family Charitable Trust; Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation, Inc.; the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation; the Rowland Foundation, Inc.; the William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust; the Surdna Foundation; and the Tiny Tiger Foundation.