Calling Teen Artists of Color!

Apply to a Summer Arts Mentorship and have the opportunity to show your artwork!


Are you interested in creating art under the guidance of a professional mentor? Would you like to showcase your work at a local, teen-led arts event? This is the opportunity for you!

TeenTix is excited to announce its collaboration with The Colorization Collective, a teen-led organization which promote diversity in the arts, to present a Summer Arts Mentorship opportunity as part of this year’s Teeny Awards. Teen artists of color are invited to apply to the Summer Arts Mentorship to have the opportunity to workshop or create a new work with the guidance of a professional artist/mentor of color. Teens will work within a cohort of peers and receive individual feedback and guidance from their mentors over a five week period. Their artwork will then be showcased at the Teeny Awards on October 10-11, 2020. This is a great way for teens to better their craft, build connections in the arts community, and present their art! Applications are open now:


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through August 9. You will be notified within a week of your application whether or not you’ve been accepted into the program. Must be ages 13-19, and a current TeenTix member to participate. (Not a TeenTix member yet? Don't worry - sign up for free right here!) Teen artists of all artistic genres and mediums are encouraged to apply!

Important Summer Arts Mentorship Dates

  • Most mentor meetings will be held on Saturdays. The potential meeting dates are: August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26. Exact times will be determined between the mentor and their cohort of teen artists.
  • Teen artists will show their work at this year’s Teeny Awards, held virtually October 10-11, 2020.

If you don’t qualify for this mentorship program, stay tuned for other opportunities to have your work presented by TeenTix. Sign up for the TeenTix Newsletter or follow us on Instagram to keep up-to-date with opportunities!

This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.

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