NYC Dia Teens 2019-20
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 program year, beginning SUMMER 2019.
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What is Dia Teens?
Dia Teens offers young people the space, freedom, and support to make their ambitious 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


TEENS: 10 high school students from across the five boroughs with diverse interests and perspectives; some make art, some channel their creativity in other ways

ARTIST: 1 artist ally 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 Daniel Joseph Martinez, Senga Nengudi, Camille Norment, as well as teens from the New Museum and the Park Avenue Armory.


Dia Teens is based at Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, New York, New York 10011
Past field trips include: Dia sites in New York City; museums including Dia:Beacon, New Museum, Park Avenue Armory, and the Whitney Museum of American Art; and galleries and community spaces including Judson Memorial Church, Dream House, Recess Art, Marianne Boesky Gallery, and Greene Naftali Gallery.

For more, check out instagram: @diateens
Program Details
Dia Teens is FREE for all participants. In-program transportation, lunches, snacks, and materials are provided for all sessions. Financial assistance for public transportation to and from Dia:Chelsea 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.

• Summer Intensive: July 8 – August 16, 2019
Monday – Thursday from 11am to 3pm at Dia:Chelsea. Field trips outside of New York City have extended hours.

• Academic Year: October 2019 – June 2020
Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm at Dia:Chelsea. Field trips outside of New York City have extended hours.
Eligibility Requirements
• 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 (summer and school year).

• 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.

• Dia is an authorized Summer Youth Employment Program worksite; SYEP participants are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority given to applicants currently enrolled in DYCD’s Earn & Learn youth program.

• The application process is competitive, and limited spots are available. Please complete your application thoughtfully, share your ideas, and be yourself!

Please note: Consent of parent or guardian is required for all program participants under 18 years of age.
Application Information

All applicants will be invited to a group interview at Dia:Chelsea; please save this date. You will receive further information via email closer to the date.

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