Who can apply?

You don't need to be an artist or have prior experience with art to apply! If you are interested in community engagement, contemporary art, and serving as a leader we encourage you to apply. TAC applicants for the 2021-2022 School Year must be:

  • High schools students who will be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2021-2022 School Year

  • Available during the school year to attend:

    • Thursdays from 5-7 PM (excluding holidays)

    • 3 Teen Nights a year

    • 1 Spring Showcase a year

    • Artists Interviews & Encounters

    • Additional programming

  • Granted consent from a parent/guardian to apply for this program


How do I apply?

We encourage you to apply using our online application system. If you are unable to use this system or would like support, contact nrodriguez@icaboston.org or (617) 478-3167

  •  Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year are due on JULY 1, 2021.

  • Create a login for our application system (or sign in if you already have an ICA Teens account). Use an email address you can check regularly; communications regarding your application will be sent to this email.

  • While logged in, visit the Application Form. Draft your responses to the 5 questions. Create an original work (photo, poem, writing, song, painting, etc.) or locate one you already made. Turn it into a file less than 2 MB. Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp eps tif pict psd txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml avi mov mp3 ogg wav.

  • Add your answers to the 5 questions and 1 original work to the Application Form.

  • Finish your Application Form and click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.


What are the Perks of joining TAC?

  • Support in developing leadership, communication, and professional skills

  • Exploration of your own interests in the context of the museum

  • Opportunities to network with peers and museum professionals

  • Exclusive encounters with exhibiting artists


Where does TAC take place?

TAC meetings happen every Thursday, 5-7 PM, during the school year. If it is safe to do so we will be meeting in person at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston located at 25 Harbor Shore, Dr. Boston, MA 02210. 


What if I still have questions?

Contact us at nrodriguez@icaboston.org or (617) 478-3167.


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