About Us

TEEN PROGRAMS offer…
diverse initiatives that connect teens to the best of NYC’s emerging and established arts-going venues, while providing space for artistic expression, leadership development, and experiential learning through the arts. Programming is designed as a complementary framework of opportunities in which roles and responsibilities can deepen over time, helping teens to develop the personal, social and academic skills necessary to define and design their own professional pathways.

Low-Cost Access to NYC Arts

Enables middle and high school students, along with accompanying adults, to receive access to NYC’s thriving arts scene. Free tickets are also provided to YSOs and public schools, when available.

Programs offered to teens FREE of charge

Teens attend art-making workshops and a theatrical performance, meet with the cast and creative team, and, in response to the show, create their own visual arts pieces, which are then exhibited at the theater

Enable teens to acquire professional and educational experience in the areas of Marketing, Youth Development, Exhibitions and Arts Education

Summer program exploring free performances and exhibitions in all 5 boroughs

14-week college and career readiness program for high school students interested in pursuing an arts-related profession

Monthly movie meet-ups with teens selecting a movie and leading post-screening conversations

Theme-based exhibitions held in the headquarters of sponsoring corporations showcasing 2-D artwork of middle and high school students from across the city

9-month program offering leadership opportunities for past program participants to develop and promote programming

14-week program, in partnership with the Dedalus Foundation, in which teens learn about the curatorial process, and create a public art exhibition featuring student artwork on a theme identified by teens

10-week programs in all art forms led by professional artists and journalists for teens to explore NYC arts and expand critical thinking and writing skills, their knowledge of the arts and of the city

Teaching artists instruct pre- and post-show workshops at community-based youth serving organizations (YSOs) and public schools for youth groups, in addition to pre- and post-show workshops for youth leaders and teachers.

Low-Cost Access to NYC Arts

Arts In the Classroom

Classroom instruction in music, dance, theater, media and the visual arts led by professional teaching artists in public schools across NYC

To inquire about in-school residencies please contact Rachel Watts at