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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 and Youth Insights Leaders Fall Programs

Deadline: The application deadline for Fall 2023 Youth Insights Artists and Youth Insights Leaders is Friday, August 11, at 11:59 pm. 

Youth Insights Artists

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

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



Students and teachers should contact Teen Programs directly with any questions about the application process by emailing

Open Studio for Teens

Teens are invited to Open Studio for Teens, a free art-making program on select Fridays. Work with contemporary artists to create and learn new techniques with art projects inspired by the Whitney’s exhibitions and collection.

Teens must present proof of vaccination upon arrival at the Museum in accordance with New York City requirements. Face coverings are required at all times.

Proof of vaccination may include a CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record from outside New York City or the United States.

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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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