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teen programs

teen programs

Programs and events for the CAC’s young adult visitors. From Teen Council meetings to workshops and drop-in studio visits, all CAC teen programs are FREE!

C-YA Teen Council

Join C-YA Teen Council

The Contemporary Young Adults (C-YA) program at the CAC provides a yearlong, arts focused experience to a select group of students. This program welcomes teens to explore, create and discuss contemporary art through hands on workshops, gallery tours and a large, student planned event for other teens in the community.

Accepted applicants meet regularly on the first Wednesday of each month. Each meeting will include two parts: a private workshop with a local artist and a student led planning committee focusing on promoting teen involvement at the CAC. Dinner will be provided at all monthly meetings.

Applicants must be enrolled in high school, or home-schooled and between the ages of 14-18 years old.

Enrollment for 2017-18 is now closed. If you have any questions regarding this year's program, please contact Elizabeth Hardin-Klink:

Enrollment for the Contemporary Young Adult Class of 2018-2019 will begin in the spring of 2018. All applicants must submit an application and letter of reference to Elizabeth Hardin-Klink at:

All applications must be in by June 30, 2018. Interviews will take place throughout the summer. The first session will begin in September, 2018.

Check out the C-YA Tumblr:

Contemporary Young Adults Benefits:

  • Free Family Membership to the CAC

  • Discounted tickets to CAC performances

  • Free Admission to exhibitions and openings

  • Monthly private art workshops

  • Behind the scenes CAC tours

  • Museum/Art work experience for your resume

Contemporary Young Adults Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly workshops and teen council meetings

  • Promote the CAC to other students in the community

  • Plan a CAC sponsored event for teens

  • Contribute 5 volunteer hours on the CAC's behalf

  • Contribute posts to the Contemporary Young Adults blog

past events

Teen Takeover Night

Teen Takeover Night

May 12, 2017, 6:00 PM

The Teen Art Thing

The Teen Art Thing

May 06, 2016, 6:00 PM

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