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Ever wondered what it's like to work in the exciting world of the arts? Wonder no longer with CAC Teen Board and learn first-hand from professionals working today in museums, galleries, artist studios, theater tech, production, marketing, and more! CAC Teen Board collaborate with CAC staff members to create programs and organize an exhibition for teen artists from across the city!
The CAC's Teen Board engages New Orleans area high school students to serve on a museum board and participate in a series of professional development and skill workshops from top arts administration professionals in New Orleans and beyond.
CAC Teen Board you meet every other Saturday afternoon with other high school students from around the city to drive artistic content at the CAC and gain vauable arts administration experience alongside industry professionals, from the curation of exhibitions, to marketing, budgeting, and much more!
Putting these new skills to the test, Teen Board members will curate an exhibition in Spring 2021, along with a host of public programming directed at teen audiences. The Teen Board aims to provide youth the freedom, structure, and professional knowledge to be agents and decision-makers in their artistic communities.
The Teen Board will meet 20 times, every other Saturday, from September to June, will complete at least three workshops taught by arts administration professionals, and will visit five artists’ studios this year. The program will be adapted online to address social distancing requirements as necessary.
After an extensive search, the CAC is proud to welcome the following organizers, creators, and innovators to our 2020-2021 Teen Board!
Camille Michel, 12th Grade - Benjamin Franklin High School
Penelope Blondiau, 10th Grade - Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy
Monica Garcia, 12th Grade - Kenner Discovery
Maren Antee, 11th Grade - Lusher Charter School
Sophie Chevis, 12th Grade - Ursuline Academy
Zijie Qiu, 12th Grade - Metairie Park Country Day School
Dallas Weathers, Home School - Khan Academy
Renee Angerer 12th Grade - St. Martin’s Episcopal School
Brett Katner, 11th Grade - Ben Franklin, NOCCA, (online) Educere, (online) Japanese course
Justine Allen, 11th Grade - Benjamin Franklin High School
Avery Pierson, 12th Grade - Lusher Charter School
Every year, the CAC's Teen Board is responsible for curating and organizing a special public exhibition showcasing works by teen artists across the New Orleans community. The CAC's 2020 Teen Open Call exhibition will take place in the Spring of 2021, with exact dates to be announced soon. Explore past Teen Open Call exhibitions, below!