Since 2005, Teen Council is designed to make contemporary art and culture accessible to urban youth. Teen Council is structred around the production of MuseCasts, videos available on www.youtube.com/bronxteencouncil, and MuseZines, a graphic publication of original work and commentary by a small group of high school students working closely with instructors in the Media Lab. In addition, Teen Council participates in the Museum's ongoing DVD series of interviews with contemporary artists and curates a teen-focused exhibition. Held in conjunction with the school year, this program provides teens with an open forum for the expression of ideas and dialogue on issues affecting young people, and the promotion of the Bronx as an important cultural, political and artistic force.
Applications are available each year from April 1 to June 30. Check back on our website during that time.
Teen Council is made possible with support from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, National endowment for the Arts, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, New York Yankees Community Council and The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund.