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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 second Monday 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.

We are now enrolling for Contemporary Young Adult Class of 2015-16. All applicants must submit an application and letter of reference to our Associate Educator of Family and School Programs Elizabeth Hardin-Klink.

All applications must be in by August 31, 2015. Interviews will take place throughout August and early September.


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

  • Help plan art workshops for peers

  • Contribute posts to the Contemporary Young Adults blog

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