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Youth Spectrum Arts

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Youth in the New Museum Experimental Study Program, spring 2017

Applications due November 15

Youth Spectrum Arts

This academic year, the New Museum will launch Youth Spectrum Arts (YSA): a stipend-supported, afterschool program for young people ages fifteen to nineteen. A new program building on the New Museum’s history of critically engaging youth, YSA engages young people with contemporary art and culture, with a focus on gender, sexuality, and queer and trans community. Through workshops, art making, and discussion, participating youth will connect with themselves, peers, and guest artists.

YSA participants will receive a stipend of $300 to ensure broad access to the program. Participants will meet online from 4:30 to 5:30 pm every Tuesday, from November 24 to June 1 (excluding winter, midwinter, and spring school recesses). Select sessions will be 90 minutes, extending to 6:00 pm.

The program will draw from the New Museum’s history of working with diverse artists whose art and activism has transformed culture within and beyond museum walls. Youth will be introduced to art that builds community, instigates change and new ways of thinking, provides space and methods for healing, raises challenging questions, and expresses diverse, complex experiences and points of view. YSA encourages young people to join the process of visioning and contributing to space in contemporary art and museums for themselves and others.

YSA seeks applications from people between the ages of fifteen and nineteen who are curious about contemporary art and enthusiastic about connecting with other teens.

This Program is free and youth receive a paid stipend for their participation.

How to Apply:
• Click here to apply.
• Fill out the application and respond to the prompts.
• Include the contact information of a teacher, counselor, or supervisor who can provide a reference.
• Submit the completed application by November 15.

Contact with questions.


Generous lead support is provided by the Keith Haring School, Teen, and Family Programs Fund.

The New Museum’s Youth Spectrum Arts program is made possible by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s Bruce Eagelson Arts Education Program.

New Museum school and youth programs are made possible, in part, by Con Edison, Bloomingdale’s, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Additional endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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