What is 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?
Applicants must be:
- 13-18 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