Teen Artists for Change

Teen Artists for Change (TAC) is a student-led program for diverse young artists in grades 7-12, who want to make an impact in their community. TAC provides positive outlets for young people to plan and implement creative projects that matter to them. Mentored by professional artists, teens develop skills and express their voices through creating community-engaged art, culminating in public presentations such as art exhibits, public installations and online.

TAC meets weekly on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, with 10-week terms in the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters. Teens explore and utilize various forms of art-making including photography, filmmaking, creative writing, drawing and painting. 

For Fall 2018, students will be partnering with a local nonprofit to a create photo storytelling project. Classes will be held at Kennedy Heights Arts Center Annex and off-site at the nonprofit (transportation provided). Students interested in photography, video, writing and working collaboratively with an amazing creative team should join!

September 22 – November 17, 2018
Saturdays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
*Students should bring a camera/phone camera. If you do not have a camera, KHAC will provide one.


Kailah Ware is a Cincinnati-raised photographer, filmmaker and activist. Her regionally recognized project 1 Degree of Separation attempted to bridge the five-degree gap among isolated communities by using the power of stories. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Motion Picture Production from Wright State University.


We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Term. With generous support from the Charles H. Dater Foundation, this program is offered at no cost to teens. In exchange, members are asked to make a commitment to participating fully in the program.

To be get involved in TAC, please complete an online application by September 15, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Kailah Ware at kailah@kennedyarts.org or call 513.631.4278.

Teen Artists for Change is supported by a grant from The Charles H. Dater Foundation.

  • Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
  • Closed Sunday - Monday