New York City teens are invited to a drop-in art making program. All materials are provided and everyone is welcome.
Free for teens.
Teen Programs give New York City high school students the opportunity to discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art with contemporary artists, educators, and their peers.
YI Artists programs bring teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, and think creatively. YI Artists make art inspired by this exchange.
Open to: New York City high school students, grades 9–12.
Applications for the Spring 2017 semester of YI Artists are due January 9, 2017 at 5 pm.Apply now
Graduates of the YI Artists program are eligible to participate in YI Leaders, a yearlong, paid after-school internship. Leaders organize public programs and events for other New York City teens, learn to develop and lead interactive tours of the Whitney’s exhibitions, assist educators in our Family and Community programs, and write for the Whitney’s teen blog.
Applicants should be prepared to work 3–10 hours per week.
Open to: New York City high school students, grades 11–12 who have completed at least one semester of YI Artists or YI Arts Careers.
Applications for 2016–17 are now closed.
YI Arts Careers is a free summer program that offers teens the opportunity to explore arts careers and arts institutions throughout New York City. Teens meet with Whitney Museum staff, arts professionals, and other teens. Free MetroCards and all supplies provided.
Open to: New York City high school students entering grades 10-12.
Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to the Whitney to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. Free MetroCards and all supplies provided.
Open to: New York City high school students entering grades 10-12 who self-identify as English Language Learners.
Email Youth Insights at firstname.lastname@example.org.