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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.
Experimental Study Program (ESP)
Every spring and fall, this free program offers up to fifteen participants the chance to learn about contemporary art, engage directly with artists, and participate in intimate, critical discussions about culture. Through close work with peers in interactive workshops, participants have the opportunity to collaborate with artists and educators at the New Museum. The Museum encourages applications from prospective participants who are curious about contemporary art and enthusiastic about connecting with their peers.
Please check back here in September for more information on the fall 2021 season.
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