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El Museo’s Teen program is free for NYC youth ages 16 to 20 who are interested in learning about the arts and working directly with artists on programming. In weekly meetings, you will collaborate with other council members, artists and museum staff to curate a project space and produce an original program for your peers.

What will you do?

  • Expand peer and professional networks
  • Work with artists and museum professionals in workshops
  • Be empowered to become a leader in your community
  • Join a community of youth within El Museo and East Harlem
  • Contribute to El Museo’s Teen blog

When do El Museo Teens meet?
Meetings are held at El Museo del Barrio on Wednesdays, 4:30pm—6:30pm.

Who is eligible to become an El Museo Teen?
Youth ages 16 to 20 who are excited about collaborating with other young people, artists, and arts professionals in a creative setting.

For more information please contact Yanet Dilone, Education and Public Programs Assistant, at
Youth Council is currently accepting applications! Apply here!

Youth Council is made possible with Public Support from the Honorable Robert Rodriguez and the New York State Assembly and the Northern Manhattan Fellowship.*