As an ArtsConnection teen you will have access to some of the most exciting and engaging arts experiences that New York City has to offer. Join us! Everybody is welcome. We saved you a seat at our table.

    Get High 5 Tix
    Apply to a Program


Through ArtsConnection Teen Programs you’ll have opportunities to:

Be Engaged

  • Attend a Broadway or Off-Broadway show, a dance or musical performance
  • Curate an art exhibition
  • Exhibit your artwork in a fancy Midtown office
  • Publish an article on our online blog, The JAR

Be An Explorer

  • Discover classic films each month
  • Catch a show of an art form you’ve never seen
  • Visit a professional artist studio
  • Travel to a neighborhood you’ve never visited

Be Connected

  • Make a ton of new friends
  • Land an internship or a fellowship
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Be an active participant in the city’s arts and cultural scene
  • Get to know artists, professionals, and other like-minded teens

Get High 5 Tix

High 5 Tickets to the Arts is ArtsConnection Teen Program’s affordable access to the City’s professional dance, music, theater, film, and visual arts for only $5 a ticket. Click here if you’re in 6th – 12th grade anywhere in the world and want to see a show or visit a museum. Best deal in NYC! Can I get a High 5?

Apply to a Program

Apply to a Program: This is the up-to-date place to find open applications to our FREE programs. Click here to be a part of our crew.
  • Teens Reviewers and Critics
  • Student Art Program
  • Art2Art
  • Pizza and a Movie
  • Teens Curate Teens
  • Map Free City
  • Internships
  • Teen Advisory Council

Open Applications


The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for high school students to explore the arts in NYC. Participants spend ten weeks attending cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances.


Art2Art: Dear Evan Hansen is a unique ArtsConnection Teen Program for visual artists from NYC public high schools to draw inspiration from a hit musical currently on Broadway. Teens will meet fellow teen artists, participate in an interactive workshop, and attend a performance of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, which will include a talkback with members of the cast/creative team. Teens will create a piece of art inspired by the musical and their art will be displayed in an online gallery. Some pieces will be exhibited in the Music Box Theatre.


Be a part of ArtsConnection’s newest (and FREE) college and career readiness program! This Spring, ArtsConnection is working in partnership with Futures and Options to provide FREE college and career readiness workshops to all teens. Through OnTRaC, you will be connected with industry professionals, engage with post-high school educational opportunities, and develop the leadership skills needed to succeed in the future. Open to high school students in 10th-12th grade. Program includes a $140 stipend for teens who complete the program successfully.

Latest from The JAR

The Journal of Art and Reviews (JAR) is a blog which features creative content by young people participating in ArtsConnection Teen Programs. With content for teens by teens, we hope to create an online space that inspires, empowers, and enlightens youth by sharing information, highlighting artists, and creating an online community in the realm of arts and culture.

Film TRaC Fall 2018
January 16, 2019

For our TRaC Rewind 2018, we’re looking back at some of the most interesting and thought-provoking reviews by our Teen Reviewers…

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Haiku for a Contra-Internet: Media TRaC Spring 2018
January 14, 2019

For our TRaC Rewind 2018, we’re looking back at some of the most interesting and thought-provoking reviews by our Teen Reviewers…

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Multi Art TRaC Reviews “King Kong” on Broadway
January 14, 2019

**Spoilers ahead for the Broadway production of King Kong. An unlikely adaptation, “King Kong” on Broadway is impressive, but perhaps not for…

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