Dia Teens 2019-20
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 program year.
What is Dia Teens?
Dia Teens offers young people the space, freedom, and support to make their ambitious, experimental ideas real and actionable.
> COLLABORATE with peers and artists to realize original and self-directed projects
> LEARN, PRACTICE, AND DEVELOP skills related to critical thinking, self-expression, and art-making
> BUILD COMMUNITY and ENGAGE with other teens, artists, and organizations in the Hudson Valley and beyond
> IDENTIFY, QUESTION, AND CHALLENGE ideas related to contemporary art
> 15 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT from across the Hudson Valley with diverse interests and perspectives; some make art, some channel their creativity in other ways
> 1 ARTIST ALLY: every year a new artist in residence partners with teens to collaboratively determine original projects over the course of the year
> VISITING ARTISTS facilitate workshops, participate in discussions, host teens in their studio and gallery spaces, lead critiques, and invite teens to participate in their own projects. Past guest artists include artists Savannah Knoop, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Stephen Kwok, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Mary Mattingly, Sal Randolph, as well as teens from The Studio Museum in Harlem, New Museum, and Park Avenue Armory.
WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
> Dia Teens is at based at Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman Street Beacon New York 12508
> Past field trips include: Dia sites in New York City, artist studios in Long Island City, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum 127, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, MoMA PS1, Pace Gallery, Swale Floating Food Forest, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
For more, visit
or @diateens on Instagram.
Dia Teens is FREE for all participants. Lunches, snacks, materials, and in-program transportation is provided for all sessions. Financial assistance for public transportation to and from Dia:Beacon is provided upon request.
Dia Teens is a YEAR-ROUND program. Accepted students commit to participating for a full program year, including the summer and the following school year. Please look closely at the schedule below to make sure that you are able to commit to both before applying.
> School Year: October 2019 – June 2020
First and third Saturday of every month from 11am to 3pm at Dia:Beacon. Field trips have extended hours.
> Summer Intensive: July 6 – August 6, 2020
Monday – Thursday from 11am to 3pm at Dia:Beacon. Field trips have extended hours.
> Applicants must have completed at least one full year of high school and be currently enrolled.
> New applicants must commit to participating for one full program year (school year and summer).
> Participants must attend every session unless prior arrangements are made. Please review the schedule closely to make sure that you are available for all of the sessions.
> The application process is competitive, and limited spots are available. Please complete your application thoughtfully, and be yourself!
> Preference given to Hudson Valley residents.
Please note: Consent of parent or guardian is required for all program participants under 18 years of age.
APPLICATIONS DUE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
GROUP INTERVIEW: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019, 1:30pm - 3pm
All applicants will be invited to a group interview at Dia:Beacon; please save this date. You will receive further information via email closer to the date.
Want more information before applying? Call Valerie Chang, Education Coordinator, at 845-231-0848 or email
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