Teen Council

Are you an artist, writer, thinker, and/or community builder?

The KMA Teen Council is an active space for youth interested in museums, public programming, and the day-to-day operations of an arts and cultural organization. Teen Council offers opportunities for young people to engage deeply with art and the Museum space. In this program, teens express and discuss ideas and create art relating to issues affecting young people today. Through planning of exhibitions, community engagement, and site visits, members gain real-world experience. In addition to meeting and talking to museum professionals, the Teen Council promotes youth leadership in the arts and culture sector.


Teens will have the opportunity to create and interpret art, meet KMA staff and professional artists, learn about the behind-the-scenes of careers in museums, and connect with peers in a positive and inspiring environment. All high school students in the region are invited to join the KMA Teen Council.

Ideal candidates are high school teenagers (gr. 10-12) who are eager to:

  • Dive into the world of art and artists
  • Dream up, organize, and lead programs for other teens to engage around art, whether in person or virtually (depending on safety guidelines)
  • Develop friendships and work collaboratively with other arts-interested teens in the Council
  • Experience the inner workings of a museum and make connections with KMA staff
  • Strengthen their communication, self-confidence, and networking skills
  • Make museums more accessible and relevant to youth audiences

KMA Teen Council meets weekly (either virtually or in-person, depending on safety guidelines) for discussions, brainstorm and planning sessions, as well as special insider tours and activities.

Interested? Fill out an application.