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!
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 the Contemporary Young Adult Class of 2018-2019 is now open! All applicants must submit an application to Elizabeth Hardin-Klink at:
All applications must be in by May 31, 2018. Interviews will take place throughout the summer. The first session will begin in September, 2018.
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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