Teen Arts Council

TAC Studio

Teen Arts Council has one mission: to bring the arts and teens together.  In order to fulfill this mission during a time of social distancing and public health concerns, the TAC is taking our mission online through our TAC Studio webpage. The general public can learn and create alongside the TAC as they explore Google Arts & Culture, an online platform for images, video, virtual tours, information and tools; a place where art meets technology. Keep scrolling to learn more and try some of the Google Arts & Culture lab experiments yourself and be sure to share your creations and experiences with us @artscouncilokc #allaccessarts 

Google Arts & Culture App

Through a combination of virtual meetings, mobile apps, digital art tools, and optional socially distanced events, the Teen Arts Council will be exploring art around Oklahoma City in new and excited ways.

Explore the Chauvet Cave

Using the latest technology to check out some of the oldest examples of art, the Teen Arts Council will utilize virtual 360 degree tours like this one to create unique arts experiences that would otherwise be out of reach. 

Is Paper Still Important?

With more screen time in our lives now than ever before, appreciating the history and importance of paper as part of human material culture can be beneficial to any artist.   

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?

During the school year, TAC members develop leadership skills, participate in workshops, and explore 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, as well as the All Access Arts annual Arts in Schools Showcase. This leadership development and collaborative learning environment also encourages and 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
  • Commit to completion of collaborative project tasks as assigned 

Teen Arts Council in Action