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Teen Leadership Council

The Teen Leadership Council is a group of New York City-based teens that foster a fun and safe space for teens to express creative ideas with The Studio Museum in Harlem. Teen Leadership Council members assist with planning and facilitating the Museum’s free programs for teens, including Art Looks and Studio Works, and collaborate with other teen organizations for special programs. Through visits to Museums, talks with arts professionals, and exchanges with their peers, the Teen Leadership Council nurtures creativity and ambition in developing the next generation of cultural programmers.

Applications are now open for the next cycle of Teen Leadership Council. The application deadline is Monday, November 8th, 2021 by 11:59 pm. For this TLC cycle, we are accepting applications from those who live in New York and elsewhere! Meetings will take place online.

Program Dates: January 5th – June 22nd, 2021
Meetings: Every Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 pm

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


TLC 2019 participants hosting Studio Works: Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle with special guest stylist, Becky Akinyode for Teen Arts Week. TLC 2017 participants display on personally made buttons. TLC 2019 participants hosting Call to Action: Teen Juried Film Screening at Maysles Documentary Center. TLC 2018 participants engaging in conversation with Kimberly Drew for Art Looks: Kimberly Drew. ETW participants create fashion designs with cardboard, paint, and fabric with artist Derrick Adams for Studio Works: Fashion Remix with Derrick Adams. TLC 2017 participants stand in front of Derrick Adams' artwork for the exhibition, Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, The Journey​.