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 Winter/Spring 2019, students will be partnering with The Caring Place, a local food/clothing pantry, to a create collaborative video project about poverty and the needs of families in our community. The students will use their videos in a social media campaign to raise awareness and support for The Caring Place.

Classes will be held at Kennedy Heights Arts Center Annex, led by instructor Glenn Hartong. Students interested in photography, video, writing, social media, and working collaboratively with an amazing creative team should join!

February 2 – March 9, 2019
Saturdays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Glenn Hartong is an Emmy Award winning producer, director and photojournalist. He was a photojournalist and video producer with The Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati.com for 26 years. He is currently a partner and Director of Photography at ChiliDog Pictures, a video production company. Glenn has been published in National Geographic, Life, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of Lindon, Paris Match, and Stern (Germany). His video work has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, NBC, ESPN, NBC, and PBS. He has travelled on assignment to Vietnam, Bosnia, and Nigeria. Glenn lives with his wife Malinda and their dogs Laney and Josie in Springfield Township.


We are now accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 2019 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 January 25, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Ellen Muse-Lindeman 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