◼ Jul 16, 2021-Jan 9, 2022
Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.
The Teen Engagement Ambassadors at moCa (TEAM) program brings Cleveland-area teens together to learn how museums work and gives each teen agency to create new art programming for their peers.
The second TEAM cohort launched September 2021 and continues through May 2022. The four selected participants will meet from 4-6PM every other Thursday. While getting to know each other, TEAM members will develop their own artistic practices and dive into art interpretation. They’ll build relationships with museum staff and connect with people in the Cleveland arts community at large.
Creating, sharing ideas, and investigating contemporary art will be part of each meeting and activity. A museum educator and Alumni Assistant--a creative professional who has completed a moCa teen program and can show newcomers the ropes--will serve as guides and mentors.
TEAM members will also work alongside moCa staff for real-time exposure to the professional opportunities inside a museum. They’ll see what goes into programming and bringing art experiences to life. Then they’ll tie it all together by collaboratively producing two art experiences for other area teens.
As a part of this eight-month program, each of the four teens selected to be part of the TEAM will receive:
A $750 stipend.
A $500 program budget to support the development and production of art experiences for other area teens.
Mentorship from museum staff.
Skill building workshops.
Exposure to art and artists.
Inclusion on a team of other creative teens.