Teen Artists for Change (TAC) is a year-round program for diverse young artists of all kinds, ages 13-18, who want to make an impact in their community. This new program provides positive creative outlets for young people to identify, plan and implement creative projects that matter to them. Mentored by professional artists, teens develop skills and express their voices through creating art, culminating in public presentations such as art exhibits, public installations, publications, or events.
TAC meets weekly on Saturdays throughout the year at Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Teens explore and utilize various forms of art-making including photography, film making, animation, creative writing, drawing and painting, and other forms of visual art. Projects are developed and led by the students themselves, providing opportunities for youth leadership.
We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Each year, we award scholarships to a number of teens to cover the full cost of the program (valued at $1,500). In exchange, members are asked to make a commitment to participating fully in the program.
To be considered for membership in TAC and a scholarship, please complete the application below and email it or mail it to Kennedy Heights Arts Center, ATTN: Kailah Ware, 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213.
Teen Artists for Change is supported by grants from The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Andrew Jergens Foundation, and Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation.