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The New Museum is free to all young people ages nineteen and under. People fourteen years old and under should be accompanied by an adult.
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.
Click here for more details and to apply. Applications due November 15, 2020
Youth Fellowship Program
Each summer, the New Museum Youth Fellowship Program offers students work experience and exposure to contemporary art and ideas through workshops with artists, career-development talks, field trips, and individual group projects that engage the Museum’s summer exhibitions. The Youth Fellowship Program is a paid opportunity in partnership with the Opportunity Network and Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).
Six weeks in July and August
New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program was cut in summer 2020. Should it be made available again, qualifying applicants are selected via lottery by applying directly on the Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) website. Once selected, youth can choose to be placed at the New Museum via the program provider, Chinese American Planning Council in Manhattan. Youth who are Opportunity Network Fellows are recruited and apply through partnership with the organization.
New Museum Youth Council
Youth Council and Youth Summit are currently on hold due to Covid-19.
Youth Council joins an organizing committee to plan and co-organize the annual Youth Summit event. This opportunity offers a small group of young people ages fifteen to twenty-four a chance to work with artists, educators, and activists. Youth will receive stipends to support their participation. In previous years, the Youth Summit has hosted workshops and activities building upon principles of healing, self-love, skill-building, political education, and empowerment. All New Museum teen and youth programs aim to prioritize young people who have not had significant opportunities to access and participate in museums.
Youth Summit is on hold due to Covid-19.
As part of the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s ongoing programming that engages arts and social justice, the New Museum hosts a Youth Summit and celebration organized by a luminary group of artists, writers, and activists committed to community building. Each Youth Summit builds upon and reinterprets the principles of healing, self-love, skill-building, political education, and empowerment established by the inaugural committee.
Each youth summit builds upon and reinterprets the principles of healing, self-love, skill building, political education, and empowerment established by the inaugural committee.
2016 Scamming the Patriarchy: A Youth Summit organizers:
• members of House of Ladosha
2017, Scamming the Patriarchy: A Youth Summit organizers:
• Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
• Thank God For Abortion
2019 Scamming the Patriarchy: A Youth Summit organizers:
• Asian American Feminist Collective
• Scope of Work
• Unapologetically Brown Series