From May 10th-October 14th The Queensborough Dance Festival hosts a 6-month long season of community events and performances throughout Queens neighborhoods. The event features only Queens-based cultural and contemporary dance companies.
Are you a high school student looking for a way to build a killer portfolio that will get you into a great art college–with a scholarship? The High School to Art School program (HS2AS) is a free visual arts portfolio development program that provides qualified high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the art skills training, mentorship, essay writing techniques, college application assistance and financial aid planning necessary to gain acceptance into competitive art colleges. HS2AS sessions are scheduled in the spring, summer, and fall and take place at QCA headquarters located in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria.
FORM Academy at UCLA is a multidisciplinary summer arts program for high school students (entering 10th - 12th graders) from under-resourced schools in Los Angeles County. We are looking for participants who are imaginative, energetic and curious; interested in exploring the arts and creativity in an interdisciplinary format; and who want to experience what life could be like on a university campus.
Rising 10 & 11 graders can apply now to the Coro Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellowship. Info session in May, applications due in June. Earn $1,000 for the year-long program, learn about civic engagement in NYC, and strengthen your leadership skills in your school and neighborhood community! (You must live or attend school in a qualifying NYC Council District. ETA Partner Schools in the qualifying districts are: UAAMS, Chelsea CTE, UASDC, PPAS, UASPA, Port Richmond, - but lots of schools are very close to a district border, so students might live in a qualifying district even if their school is not located in one.)
In the Making provides free six-week art courses that focus on ideas in modern and contemporary art through an investigation of various art-making techniques. Teens have the opportunity to discuss artwork in MoMA’s Collection, meet with practicing artists and curators, collaborate with other NYC teens on studio activities, and create self-directed works of art. Courses run from July 10 through August 17 and the season culminates with a teen art show, held at MoMA, made up of all participants' final projects.
Art2Art: Dear Evan Hansen is a unique ArtsConnection Teen Program for visual artists from NYC public high schools to draw inspiration from a hit musical currently on Broadway. Teens will meet fellow teen artists, participate in an interactive workshop, and attend a performance of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, which will include a talkback with members of the cast/creative team. Teens will create a piece of art inspired by the musical and their art will be displayed in an online gallery. Some pieces will be exhibited in the Music Box Theatre.
The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for high school students to explore the arts in NYC. Participants spend ten weeks attending cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances; visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums; mastering NYC’s subway system; learning the art of discussion and critical writing; producing media content; and so much more!
Concrete Stories, BRIC's Youth Media Festival, is a showcase of media produced by Brooklyn-affiliated youth under the age of 21, celebrating talented young media makers who are telling their stories through short films and animations. Concrete Stories is produced and curated by a group of media-savvy local high school students as part of the BRIC Youth Media Education Internship Program.
ICP’s Teen Academy program serves over 600 high school students a year, with the goal of fostering self-expression and community development among a diverse group of teens. Teen Academy offers a range of opportunities for students to develop their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking.
The Music Advancement Program is a Saturday instrument instruction program for intermediate students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who exhibit great musical potential. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field and is committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background. Through a comprehensive curriculum, performance opportunities, and summer study partnerships, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens. The Music Advancement Program is administered by Juilliard's Office of Community Engagement.
The High School to Art School program (HS2AS) is an annually, fully-subsidized portfolio development program that provides qualified high school juniors and seniors with the art skills training, mentorship, essay writing techniques, college application assistance and financial aid planning necessary to gain acceptance into competitive art colleges.