Teen Arts Council

For the 2021-2022 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. 2022 is shaping up to be our best year yet! 

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 and tasks as assigned
  • Apply during the August to September application period

Teen Arts Council in Action