The 2013 Summit 4 Teens
November 15, 2013
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
A Chance for Teens to Explore Their Creative Side
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (MASS MoCA) and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) are seeking teens in the Northern Berkshires to join The Summit â€“ an opportunity to develop creative arts programs just for young people and a space in which to hold them. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) is an additional partner on this project. The Summit â€“ at MASS MoCA on November 15 from 4pm to 9pm â€“ brings together artists, MCLA students, museum staff, and teens for an action-packed, fun-filled event to envision youth arts programming.
MASS MoCA and MCLA seek Berkshire youth ages 13-19 to participate in the five-hour summit. The Summit participants will engage in creating art, connecting with other teens and artists, and brainstorming possible visual and performing arts programs with college students and museum staff. Plans also include an opportunity for participants to sample art projects facilitated by MCLA Arts Management students including fashion design, knitting, music, theater improv, poetry slamming, and t-shirt design. Dinner and special giveaways will be provided. MCLA Arts Management students will help plan the event and serve as mentors.
An intended outcome of The Summit is the development of future arts program ideas and a framework for the establishment of a gallery and studio/workshop space in downtown North Adams dedicated to teens. MASS MoCA has recently received sponsorship from John Hancock that will help to establish a fund for a physical location. At The Summit, participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about youths and the arts and develop creative, appealing solutions. And all participants may continue to serve on a planning committee as the project unfolds.
For more information or to sign up to participate in The Summit, contact MASS MoCA’s Education Department at 413-664-4481 ext. 8131 or email Shannon Toye, Manager of School and Partnership Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Summit is funded in part by a grant from the Berkshire Bank Foundation-Legacy Region.