The Teen Art Council (TAC) at NSU Art Museum embraces teens and empowers peers within the museum space by providing programming and support that enhances leadership skills, critical-thinking and developmental milestones for an emerging professional. By fostering a designated, incubated safe space for teens’ perspectives to convene, NSU Art Museum initiates lifelong relationships with the teen demographic.
This program allows teens to have the opportunity to collaborate with peers to plan events, investigate exhibitions and discover the inner workings of the museum. Our mission is to create spaces and programs for teen representation and bridge the gap between teenagers and NSU Art Museum.
If you are interested in community engagement, and serving as a leader we encourage you to apply.
Are a high school student in 9th – 12th grade.
Availability: During the school year, every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September through June from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.
Attend all TAC associated events and programs.
Approved consent from parent/guardian
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Develop leadership, communication, and professional skills.
- Exploration of your interests in the context of the museum.
- Opportunities to network with peers and museum professionals.
- Exclusive encounters with featured artists.
- Receive community service hours.
- Build your art portfolio.
- Receive free fine art supplies.
- Free museum admission for you and a guest
HOW CAN I JOIN?
Complete the application form and supply:
- Brief responses (500 words or less) following the prompts:
- Tell us about yourself!
- Describe your interest in the arts.
- Consider one issue affecting your community or peers that you would like to see change.
Fill out your application online or download the application and send completed applications with materials via email attachment to: [email protected] or mail or return a copy to Visitor Services desk at NSU Art Museum, One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Watch what Teen Art Council members have to say about the program.
Photos by Courtney Ortiz.
Teen Art Council is made possible by the generosity of the Jerry Taylor & Nancy Bryant Foundation, Wege Foundation, and Lillian S. Wells Foundation.
Major support for exhibitions and programs at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is provided by the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Wege Foundation, Community Foundation of Broward, Lillian S. Wells Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the American Association of Museums.