Dia Teens 2019-20
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 program year, beginning SUMMER 2019.
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


> 15 high school students 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 Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Mary Mattingly, Sal Randolph, as well as teens from the Studio Museum in Harlem, New Museum, and Park Avenue Armory.


> 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, Brooklyn Museum, Bruce High Quality Foundation, the Guggenheim, MoMA PS1, Pace Gallery, Swale Floating Food Forest, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

For more, check out instagram: @diateens

Program Details
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.

> Summer Intensive: July 8 – August 8, 2019
Monday – Thursday from 11am to 3pm at Dia:Beacon. Field trips have extended hours.

> Academic Year: October 2019 – June 2020
First and third Saturday of every month from 11am to 3pm at Dia:Beacon. Field trips 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.

> 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.

Application Information

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 Alex Vargo, Arts Education Associate, at 845-231-0813 or email beaconprogram@diaart.org.

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