The New Guard Application 2019-20
Use this form to apply to TeenTix's New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society. *We strongly encourage you to first read through the entire form then write your answers on another document and then paste them into this form.*

2019/20 NEW GUARD APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW TIMELINE:
May 13th - Application Available
June 3rd @ 11:59pm - All Applications Due
June 6th-16th - New Member Interviews (times TBD, can be in-person or via video chat)
June 17th - Official Announcement New Guard 2019/20 Cohort
June 28th - Senior Send-Off + Welcome New Members Party

MEETINGS/EVENTS/COMMITTEES/PROJECTS:
Regular Meetings (all-NG meetings): Planned by the NGLB every 1st Wednesday, occur 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, Sep - Jun. We meet 5:30-7pm, usually at the Seattle Center Armory, and sometimes off-site at TeenTix Partner Organizations. Meetings consist of: arts leadership education, guest panels, skill-building workshops, advising TeenTix and TeenTix Partners on program development and/or how to bring more teens to their events.

Events: Participation (volunteering and/or attendance) at the following annual events: The Teeny Awards (fall), The Teen Arts & Opportunity Fair (spring), Senior Send-Off Party (late spring/early summer)

Committee Meetings/Project Work: Planned by committee leader(s). Consistent, all-year round meetings with minutes shared with Monique and NGLB a least three days after the meeting. At least one in-person meeting per month. Initial meeting(s) are with New Guard adult mentor, but the rest are without. Committees will have a project/goal and will brainstorm + produce concrete outcomes.

PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS: Participation in the New Guard includes fundraising, planning teen-centric art events, discussing arts equity and social justice, and building a community of arts-stoked teens through regular group arts outings.

To participate, you'll need to:
1. Agree to our policy of mandatory attendance at at least 1 out of 2 Wednesday meetings each month (the 2nd of 4th Wednesdays). You can miss a total of 6 meetings (3 fall/3 spring) during the year. If you miss more than 6 meetings it impacts your stipend.
2. Be active on email for all primary group communication.
3. Be an ambassador for TeenTix in the community.
4. Serve on a New Guard Committee or Project.
5. Be a current TeenTix Member (SIGN UP NOW - IT'S FREE!!) between 13-19 years old.

ATTENDANCE: Mandatory attendance at 1 out of 2 all-New Guard meetings each month September - June (the 2nd of 4th Wednesdays). You can miss a total of 6 meetings (3 fall/3 spring). If you miss more than 6 meetings it impacts your stipend.

STIPENDS: NG members will receive a stipend in January (for work September - December) and a stipend in July (for work January - June). Stipend amount TBD. Members will have an opportunity to choose between a stipend or service learning hours for their participation in New Guard activities for the year.

QUESTIONS:
To learn more about The New Guard, visit: http://www.teentix.org/the-new-guard. For additional questions, please email Monique Courcy, TeenTix Executive Director @ monique@teentix.org, or call 206.233.3938.

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FIRST Name *
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Date of Birth *
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What grade/year will you be in school in the fall? *
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Parent Name *
Parent Email *
Tell us a bit about yourself! Who are you? How are the arts part of your life? (We know this is a super nebulous question but be creative! We want creative people on the New Guard!) *
Why do the arts matter?
Why are you interested in learning about arts leadership? Why is it important for teens to be involved in arts leadership through advisory boards such as the New Guard?
A big part of the New Guard are the teen-initiated projects we work on together. The work for these projects happens outside of regular meetings through committees and is very important to the New Guardians who take part in them. What New Guard Committee are you applying for? Please choose one (it's hard to pick one but you gotta commit, at least for this app!) *
What is it about the committee you picked above that excites you and what additional ideas do you have for it? *
What art forms are you interested in?
Are you interested in a career in arts leadership?(We’re just curious! You don’t need to be interested in an arts career to be on the New Guard)
Anything else you’d like to tell us?
Feel free to upload any creative work you’ve done or anything else that shows us more about who you are (uploading additional work is completely optional!)
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