Teen Arts Council

For the 2022-2023 school year Teen Arts Council will continue building with the arts and collaboration tools used for our virtual studio, as well as re-engaging with tours, workshops, and other arts community events.  Accepted members will learn about local artists and leaders in the arts community, get a behind the scenes look at Festival of the Arts and Opening Night, and get hands on experience with arts programming and organizations around the Oklahoma City area. Applications for the 2023-2024 school will open in August 2023. Please contact All Access Arts Director Nick Caudle at ncaudle@artscouncilokc.com with any questions.

What is the Teen Arts Council (TAC)?

Arts Council OKC’s Teen Arts Council is an initiative of our All Access Arts program. Its mission is to bring the arts and teens together.

What do TAC members do?

TAC members gain experience within the local arts community, participating in workshops and exploring a variety of exhibits, performances, and installations. They are also given volunteer opportunities and behind-the-scenes access to certain arts events. Our goal is to create community-based arts experiences and increase awareness of career opportunities in the arts. TAC meets twice a month, starting in October and ending in May, with an annual arts advocacy project or collaborative exhibit designed and implemented by council members.

What are the benefits?

Participation in Arts Council OKC’s Teen Arts Council opens many doors. TAC members get to interact with working artists and other professionals within the OKC arts community and learn about the day-to-day operations of an arts-based organization. They also have opportunities to gain hands-on experience with event planning and operations while volunteering at incredible events like Opening Night and Festival of the Arts. This leadership development and collaborative learning environment empowers council members with a skill set crucial for future success, both personally and professionally. Plus, “Teen Arts Council” looks awesome on college applications!

What are the requirements to apply? (All teen artists, no matter the type or genre, are welcome to apply)

Applicants must:

  • Be14-18 years old
  • Be enrolled in an Oklahoma County school
  • Be enrolled in the current school year
  • Be able to consistently use a computer or mobile device with internet access
  • Have access to reliable transportation 
  • Commit to expectations and standards 
  • Apply during the August to September application period

Teen Arts Council in Action