Summer 2015 Teen Reviewers and Critics Program Application

ArtsConnection presents the Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program.

Recognized in 2011 & 2012 as a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalist, the Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE out-of-school opportunity for teens to explore the arts in NYC. Participants spend each term attending cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances; visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums; mastering NYC's subway system; learning the art of discussion and critical writing; AND so much more!

This summer, we're proud to present a Summer TRaC that focuses on free art in NYC during the warmer months. This year's Summer TRaC is a special 4-week intensive where a group of 15 students will explore the arts world of NYC within the scope of free arts and cultural events in different neighborhoods all over the 5 boroughs. There will also be the added bonus of meeting artists and performers from all over the 5 boroughs! Participants will attend events and performances in the visual and performing arts; meet professional artists, performers, and writers; navigate NYC; critically respond to art; and publish content on our online publication, the Journal of Arts and Reviews (The JAR) at teens.artsconnection.org. Space is limited therefore, we will not be able to accommodate all applicants in the program.

For more information about the Summer TRaC program, please contact Keonna Hendrick, TRaC Program Manager, at hendrickk@artsconnection.org or at 212-453-9485.

➢ Who is eligible to apply to Summer TRaC?
Summer TRaC is open to high school students (entering 10th - graduating 12th grades) in NY and NJ who can commit to attending workshops 3 days a week and possible additional events/outings. Parents must be comfortable with participants traveling around the 5 boroughs with program staff.

➢ When does Summer TRaC happen?
Summer TRaC 2014 will take place from July 7 - July 30 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 2-4:30pm (possibly ending later on event/outing days). **PLEASE NOTE, MEETING TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

➢ What in the world is a "TRaC?"
While applicants who apply to our Fall and Spring programs are invited to choose between 6 different TRaC sections depending on their interests (DANCE, FILM, MULTI-ARTS, MUSIC, THEATER, VISUAL ARTS), Summer TRaC offers the best of all worlds with exposure to ALL forms of art while focusing on the variety of high quality free arts events in NYC during the summer.

➢ Sounds awesome! What do I need to participate in TRaC?
TRaC is a FREE program.Space is limited in the program, so unfortunately we may not be able to accept everyone who applies. Snacks will be provided. And, thanks to the generosity of program supporters, Metrocards (to and from workshops/events) will also be provided!

➢ I have all of those things! I'm ready to apply. What happens next?
Application deadline has been EXTENDED TO FRIDAY JUNE 12th. The TRaC program manager will be in touch shortly after the application deadline with updates and news on next steps. Summer TRaC begins TUESDAY, JULY 7. Can't wait to see you there!

The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) program is made possible by the generosity of our funders: NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Altman Foundation, The Robert Bowne Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Pinkerton Foundation, Con Edison, The Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, Sony Corporation of America, and the Linden Arts Fund.

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