A special message from TeenTix Executive Director Holly Arsenault
By Holly Arsenault | June 15, 2016 | 2:50 pm
Hello TeenTix family!
I have some news to share. Earlier this afternoon, the board of TeenTix announced that I have decided to step down as Executive Director of TeenTix and given them my notice. October 28th will be my last day here.
I love TeenTix. Doing the work of elevating teens' voices in the arts community for the last decade has been more rewarding than I could have imagined. If you have the opportunity in your...Read more →
For all your creative/civic/professional passions: there's YouthCAN!
By TeenTix Team | June 13, 2016 | 11:44 am
YouthCAN Summer 2016 Intensive: Artists, Get Noticed!
Learn how to build art and business skills to turn your creative talents into a career! Join YouthCAN to meet professional artists and learn how to your art career started: from creating a portfolio, talking to galleries, and even selling and showing your work. You will also get to create new artwork to showcase at The Wing, take field trips around Seattle, and...Read more →
Apply by June 10 for this intensive leadership program at SAM!
Are you interested in leadership? Are you highly opinionated? Want to learn about yourself and the world through art?
YOU can help make SAM fun and engaging for teens when you
join Teen Arts Group (TAG)!
TAG meets at SAM Thursday nights October through May, and plans all aspects of Teen Night Out—from selecting performers and art activities, to leading special tours and organizing screenings and gallery talks....Read more →
Calling all wisecrackers! Unexpected Productions offers up two ~super fun~ classes this summer. Take a look!
Do you want to laugh and make people laugh? Unexpected Productions has the goods! Take a look at their class offerings this summer:
Intro To Hip Hop Improv with North Coast | more info
June 13, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, w/ a show at 9:00 PM
New York City’s premier hip-hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beatboxing, and music. This musical improv workshop will...
A review of WET's The Things Are Against Us by Elizabeth V.F.
The Things Are Against Us is a trip on the dark side of the alley when the shadows seem to move behind you. Equal parts hilarious and terrifying, this play is a story of sisterly love that leaves viewers on an emotional roller coaster, and ultimately, not sure how they’re feeling. The play blends old descriptive language with modern verbiage seamlessly in the world playwright Susan Soon He Stanton creates. Having written the...Read more →
TeenTix is hiring a summer intern
Do you care about keeping art accessible for young people? Come and work with us!
You must be:
- 16 or older, and able to get to Seattle Center
- Available 10-15 hours per week during regular business hours (M-F, 9am-6pm)
- Smart, motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic
- Willing to conduct monotonous tasks with a smile
- Passionate about making art accessible for young people
To learn more...Read more →
One of our community partners, Foundry10, is hosting a hip hop dance competition later this month!
Watch as choreography and creativity blossoms, allowing students to compete in a professional environment. Winning teams will be selected by an expert panel of judges and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded prize money to support their dance programs.
The goal of this event is to provide a valuable experience...Read more →
TeenTix member Parker M.'s take on 600 HIGHWAYMEN's Employee of the Year @ On the Boards
The words “let go,” sends five girls, ages nine and ten, into a surreal routine. What must be meticulously choreographed, seems somehow loose and reminiscent. One girl dances as if completely alone, twirling and waving her arms gracefully. The others run back and forth across the tiny stage, arms locked, unified as one. They trade giggles and grins as they jostle up and down. This scene is beautiful.
Besides the laughter,...Read more →
TeenTix New Guard member Caroline H. spends the day at ACT Theatre
All we see on stage when we go to see a play are the actors and the set pieces. We notice the lights and sound, and maybe the tech crew, but there are so many parts to running a fully-functioning theater that people may not realize. I considered myself pretty knowledgeable about all things theater, but I still had a lot to learn on my mini-mentorship with Robert Hankin, the Associate Director of Development at ACT Theatre. He...Read more →
Join TeenTix, Pork Filled Productions, and Washington Ensemble for two upcoming, unforgettable special events!
Wanna get acquainted with the TeenTix community? There's no better way than to attend one of our ~special events~ produced in cooperation with our partner organizations. The best part about seeing one of these shows? Proceeds from the tickets you purchase always support TeenTix and our mission to ensure equitable access to the arts for all young people. Ready, set, GO get some art!
STEAMPUNKED! | tickets
Whatcha doin' this summer? Wonder no more with this ~comprehensive list~ of amazing classes, workshops, and more from our partners. Go forth and summer on!
- Dance your face off at Spectrum Dance Theatre! Ages 7 - 14 can apply for Rumpelstiltskin at Musical Theatre Camp or at Drama/Dance Camp's Trickster Tales from Around the World. Get your body movin' with these courses!
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On Wednesday, April 9th, representatives of TeenTix partner organizations, supporters, and other friends gathered at the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at Benaroya Hall for the First Annual TeenTix Partner Meet-Up. The Meet-Up closed with a half-hour-long panel where members of The New Guard, TeenTix's Teen Arts Leadership Society, talked about their experiences as avid arts-goers, and answered questions from the audience.
Our...Read more →
Want to see TeenTix represented in Pierce County?! Take our survey below!
The Arts & Culture Coalition of Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are working with us in hopes of bringing TeenTix to The 253! The most important part of this feasibility study is hearing from YOU. We want to know if/how the arts fit into your life now, and if/how that could change if TeenTix was introduced to your home turf.
If you're a teen that lives in Pierce County, please take this survey that'll ask about your...Read more →
These two amazing classes start this Spring - but there's a limited amount of time to apply!
Looking to step up your media skills this Spring? You've come to the very specific, totally right place. Reel Grrls is offering TWO short classes in April that YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.
- If you're female, transgender, or gender non-conforming and between the ages of 9 - 15, take a look at Animate Your World! This course focuses on creating a stop-motion animation using clay, paper, puppets, whiteboards, toys, and...
Imagine having your work displayed in an art museum--now make it a reality!
Bellevue Arts Museum and the Teen Arts Council are pleased to present an exhibition showcasing young artists in the Puget Sound area. Local artists under the age of 20 may apply to have their artwork featured in the 20 Under 20 Exhibition, which will be on view in BAM's Community Education Gallery from June 3 to October 9.
This exhibition is designed to feature youth ages 13 – 19 as emerging artists, and is juried by the...Read more →
#IWriteSongs16 is just beginning. See how you can enter and win!
Are you a musician? Obsessed with musical theatre? Think you have what it takes to compose an original, winning song? THIS IS FOR YOU.
The Songwriting Challenge is your chance to showcase your songwriting talents and compete for the opportunity to be one of three finalists traveling to New York City to:
- Participate in an intensive songwriting workshop with professional musicians, singers, songwriters, and producers...
Our partners sure know how to make us feel special. Check out these Valentine's Day themed events that you can get into for just $5!
A perfectly timed Valentine, Roméo et Juliette beautifully details the intoxicating passion of Shakespeare’s great play with heartbreaking beauty. The ballet’s contemporary design and choreography glow while the PNB Orchestra perfectly plays Prokofiev’s powerfully haunting score.
Prom Queen's sound is cinematic, vintage and dark: drawing comparisons to contemporary...Read more →
Combine your love of live music and photography by applying to Oh Snap! presented by the YAB.
EMP’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is hosting Oh Snap!, a photography contest highlighting live performances in the Seattle music scene.
A maximum of eight winners will be selected to have their photographs displayed in Soundboard Alley at EMP, a youth-designed and curated section of the museum. Those selected will also win tickets and passes to events hosted by EMP partners Vera Project, The Crocodile, and Youth in Focus. The...Read more →
Youth Voice, Youth Choice is a new Participatory Budgeting (PB) Initiative from the City of Seattle. Focusing on engaging people who have historically not been involved in government, PB is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.
Youth Voice, Youth Choice involves four steps. First, community members will come up with ideas for public projects they would like to see...Read more →
Keep the good vibes going with these ~super fun~ opportunities, just for YOU!
Spring has almost sprung, and our partners' education programs are in full swing! Check out these opportunities below and make the most of the season.
Henry Teen Collective @ Henry Art Gallery
February 25 through May 12
Thursdays, 3:30–5:00 PM
What makes a museum like the Henry tick? What role can you play in bringing contemporary ideas to life? The Henry Teen Collective is a team of curious and enthusiastic youth...Read more →