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Studio Museum Teens | Frequently Asked Questions

Expanding the Walls

Do I qualify to participate in ETW?
To participate in ETW you must be in high school or in a GED program living or attending school in Harlem and have a valid employment certificate.

What will I do in ETW?
Explore the work of famous Harlem Renaissance photographer James VanDerZee and along with other important historical and contemporary artists 
Learn about The Studio Museum in Harlem

Engage with arts professionals like curators, educators, arts administrators, artists, designers, collectors and writers

Investigate topics related to photography, history, and community
Train to make excellent photographs

Create an individual photography project

Curate an exhibition of photographs created during the program


Do I have to already know photography to participate?
No, it is not necessary 

How much time will I spend in ETW?
Program dates: January 5 – August 3rd 2021
Meets every Tuesday (4:00 pm–6:30 pm) 
All public school holidays and breaks are observed by the program

Where will ETW take place?
Due to COVID 19 this program will be conducted online out of an abundance of caution until further notification

Do I get paid for participating in ETW?
Yes! While this is not a job, ETW participants receive a stipend for their participation at the completion of the program. Please note, you will need to present valid working papers upon acceptance to the program. Individuals must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible to work in the United States without a visa to receive the stipend.
 
If I have additional questions, who should I ask?
If you have questions, please email expandingthewalls@studiomuseum.org. Follow @studiomuseumteens on Instagram for more on teen programming at the Studio Museum.

Teen Leadership Council

Who is eligible?
You must be enrolled in high school or a GED program. Please note, you will need to present valid working papers upon acceptance to the program. Individuals must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible to work in the United States without a visa.

When does the Teen Leadership Council meet?
Program Dates: January 5th – June 24th, 2021
Meetings: Every Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm

Additional meeting dates include Teen Leadership Council organized events (dates to be determined). All public school holidays and breaks are observed by the program

Should I apply?
Apply if you would like to:

  • Create dynamic public programs for teens
  • Engage with incredible artists, creative thinkers, and makers
  • Learn about the Studio Museum and meet with Museum staff
  • Collaborate with teens that share similar interests with you!


 

 

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