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 8-week terms in the Fall and Spring semesters. Teens explore and utilize various forms of art-making including photography, film-making, creative writing, drawing and painting.
For Fall 2019, students will partner with a local non profit dedicated to raising awareness and helping secure access to resources for immigrants and refugees to the Greater Cincinnati region. Students will create a collaborative photojournalism project highlighting aspects of the immigrant and refugee experience.
For Summer 2019, students participated in a one week Zine workshop where they explored zine making and videography to help launch a Teen Artists for Change online Zine platform this Fall!
For Spring 2019, students partnered with The Caring Place, a local food/clothing pantry, to create a collaborative video project about poverty and the needs of families in our community. The students used their videos in a social media campaign to raise awareness and support for The Caring Place.
HOW TO APPLY
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. Click here to register for the Fall Photo Storytelling Project.
Teen Artists for Change is supported by a grant from The Charles H. Dater Foundation.