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 

AR Collage with Weird Cuts

Created by Zach Lieberman and Molmol Kuo during an artist in residence stay with Google, the Weird Cuts app uses augmented reality to create images and collages in space. We can’t wait to see what TAC members come up with!  

The Color of Art

Art Palette can aid anyone interested in art or design to make informed selections regarding color palettes, understanding the context and history behind each one. 

Second Chance Tours

Virtual tours and online experiences with arts & culture institutions, museums, and art installations are more important now than ever. TAC members will be taking virtual tours of places and art no longer on display but available online through Google Arts & Culture.

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 visit 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 September and ending in May, with an annual arts advocacy effort 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? (applications open over the summer)

Applicants must be:

  • 15-18 years old
  • Enrolled in an Oklahoma County school
  • Enrolled in the current school year
  • Commitment to attending 75% of all meetings and events
  • All teen artists, no matter the type or genre, are welcome to apply

Teen Arts Council in Action