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. 

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Apply for YI Artists & YI Leaders

The application deadline for Spring 2021 Youth Insights Artists and Youth Insights Leaders is Friday, January 29 at 11:59 pm

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Youth Insights Artists is a free, after-school program open to New York City high school students in ninth through twelfth grade.


Youth Insights Leaders is a paid after-school internship for graduates of the YI Artists, Introductions, and Arts Careers programs.


Have questions? Students and teachers should contact Teen Programs directly with any questions about the application process by emailing youthinsights@whitney.org.

Open Studio for Teens

Join us for virtual Open Studio for Teens workshops! Teens are invited to a free art-making program on Zoom with Whitney educators.  Each week, participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art projects inspired by the Whitney’s exhibitions and collection.  

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Get Involved

Youth Insights (YI) is an after-school and summer program that connects New York City high school students to art and artists. We also offer drop-in events and programs throughout the year.

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A 30-second online art project:
American Artist, Looted

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