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Youth

Youth Art Board "WE DECIDE" (Thursdays 4:30PM - 6:30PM)

Group projects, collaborative work, and community interaction. (*application below)

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Clockwise from left: (1) 2015 Youth Art Board Lock-In Group Photo, (2) Dawoud Bey in conversation with student (3) Annual Lock-In Event performance  


Youth Art Board is Hyde Park Art Center's program for dedicated South Side high school students. This group meets for 30 total weeks throughout the academic year, 10 weeks in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Youth Art Board develops group projects, curates exhibitions, and represents the Art Center at public events. Youth Art Board is designed to challenge young people to connect with art exhibitions, programming, as well as important people and places from around the city of Chicago....All this, and it's fun! 


Teens who are accepted into this program are paid a quarterly stipend for their work and participation. Attendance and active participation is a large part of this program, so if accepted, YAB members must work with parents and school schedules to plan ahead and participate responsibly. Youth Art Board members must be currently enrolled in a south side high school, in good standing with the school, and able to adhere to the program attendance policy (cannot miss more than 1 meeting per quarter). 

The following is information about the next Youth Art Board Program:

Youth Art Board 2017-18 •  Thursdays 4:30-6:30 

10 weeks each quarter - 30 weeks total
October 6, 2017 - December 15, 2017 (Fall)
Interim Break (2 Weeks)
January 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018 (Winter)
Interim Break (2 Weeks)
April 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018 (Spring)

For questions please contact Teen Programs Manager Joshua Slater at jslater@hydeparkart.org

Lead Sponsors:
 All Cogh Grad Hor Rgb Pos  The Reva and David Logan Foundation