Carnegie Hall Future Music Project

Carnegie Hall Future Music Project

Every Saturday, Oct.-June, NYC teens can drop-in for free programming at Carnegie Hall. Play music, meet musicians and listen to what others are working on.

Participate in a Public Art Project

Participate in a Public Art Project

Public Artist-in-Residence Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is capturing New Yorkers’ experiences with anti-Black racism and gender harassment through postcards for the series of art projects to be unveiled in the fall. Tell your story on a postcard at the following locations. Participation is completely anonymous. By submitting a postcard, you consent to participate in this art project.

Art Ready Program at Smack Mellon

Art Ready Program at Smack Mellon

Smack Mellon’s Art Ready program brings high school aged artists in 10th to 12th grades into the studios of NYC’s most innovative and inspiring cultural makers. The program is open to students attending NYC public high schools. 

QCA High School 2 Art School Program

QCA High School 2 Art School Program

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.

Brooklyn Children's Theatre Apprenticeship Program

Brooklyn Children's Theatre Apprenticeship Program

The Brooklyn Children's Theatre Apprenticeship Program is open to students in grades 5-12.

Apprentices act as assistants to BCT teachers in our many BCT classes in Park Slope, Fort Greene, Greenpoint & Kensington.  This is an unpaid position, but provides young people with valuable experience with leadership and organizational skills.  (Students can also use this apprenticeship for community service credit if their school requires it.)

Arts Connection Teen Reviewers and Critics Program

Arts Connection Teen Reviewers and Critics Program

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!

International Center of Photography Teen Academy Classes

International Center of Photography Teen Academy Classes

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.

Juilliard Music Advancement Program

Juilliard Music Advancement Program

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.

Urban Rhythms Dance at MMDG

Urban Rhythms Dance at MMDG

Urban Rhythms Dance participants explore and create environments through Flex Dance animation by understanding how artists use emotion, attitude, lyricism, choreography, and freestyle vocabulary. Participants have the opportunity to explore these concepts collaboratively in class and community performances.