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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Youth Insights Artists

The deadline for fall 2020 Youth Insights Artists applications is Wednesday, September 30 at 11:59 pm. 

Youth Insights (YI) Artists is a free, after-school program open to New York City high school students in ninth through twelfth grade. Each semester, YI brings teens together with contemporary artists and Museum staff, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, and create art inspired by this exchange. 

Participants will meet once a week on either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons on Zoom from 4–6 pm, early October to mid-December.

Open to: NYC high school students in 9-12 grade. 

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Applicants must have a teacher/reference fill out the online recommendation form.

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

Open Studio for Teens

New York City teens are invited to a free drop-in art-making program at the Whitney on most Fridays. Bring your works-in-progress or create something entirely new. All supplies are provided and no previous art experience is required—everyone is welcome.

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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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