Arts-Making TRaC

Film/Video | Music | Multi-Arts Poetry/Spoken Word | Theater


If you are curious about collaborating with and connecting to other creative teens that represent a cross-section of the talent and artistry from NYC public schools, this program is for you!

This is a free hybrid after-school program for high school teens who want to explore the art-making process using a multidisciplinary approach, working with performance, moving image, visual arts, and more to create and tell stories collaboratively.   

Workshops meet twice a week, once in person and once on zoom, for 14 sessions after school, no special equipment is needed, and accessible for all mobile and desktop devices.  


  • All interested 10-12 graders are encouraged to apply 
  • Complete the application and attend a group interview in March
  • Available for all 14 workshop dates
  • Priority may be given to teens who have participated previously in any ArtsConnection Teen Programs

You will: 

  • Work with a small group of NYC teens and professional artists Omar Perez and Tiffany Barrett
  • Choose the themes and stories you will tell collaboratively 
  • Bring your artistic skills in any discipline 
  • Explore a multi-disciplinary approach to the art-making process 
  • Meet with arts-industry professionals, if applicable
  • Receive a $100 Blick gift card for materials 
  • Receive a $140 stipend upon completion of the program 

Check out the Arts-Making TRaC 2021 Virtual Gallery: Changing Systems