TeenTix Blog - Literature
Don’t miss the opportunity to add your voice to this national conversation!
At the beginning of this month, we celebrated teen superheroes at the 2018 Teeny Awards. Now it's your chance to meet some of them.
Join Town Hall this Sunday, October 21st for a special event featuring three of the young founders of March For Our Lives, a student-led demonstration in support of gun control. The event is 100% FREE for teens under age 18 and for students who can provide valid ID, and you can reserve your seat...Read more →
You've got the power.
The #2018TeenyAwards is the Biggest Little Awards Show in Seattle, where the fate of each nominee rests in YOUR hands! That's right, TEENS get to make the final decision each year about which organizations will take home a coveted Teeny Award and the sweet, sweet bragging rights that go along with it.
SO DON'T DELAY:
VOTE NOW and tell us about the art you loved seeing!
Every TeenTix...Read more →
2018 TEENY AWARDS NOMINEES
Celebrating the region’s most teen-friendly arts organizations
1. FAVORITE ORGANIZATION
Voted on in real-time at the Teeny Awards ceremony
All TeenTix partner organizations nominated except reigning favorite organization, the Seattle Repertory Theater.
2. BEST FRONT-OF-HOUSE...Read more →
Stay active & keep your creativity going this summer with these exciting classes, workshops, and camps!
It's the most wonderful time of the year: SUMMER. Below is a comprehensive list of ALL OUR PARTNERS' opportunities for youth this year, conveniently separated by genre. Dive in and make this summer the best one yet!
Samba w/ Live Music @ Abbey Arts
Mondays, 7 - 8:30 PM (drop-ins ok)
With a live Brazilian band, you will learn dances marked by the driving, rapturous beat of Samba. Remember to wear...
A poetry slam for the ages! Will you be there this Friday?
This Friday, February 16th: our Community Partner, Arts Corps, presents the Youth Speaks Seattle WILD CARD Slam, part of the 2017-18 Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Series. Whether you're there to slam it down yourself or watch others at work, this is a fantastic way to spend your Friday night!
Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of...Read more →
On Sunday, September 24th, teens, parents, artists, and arts leaders gathered at TeenTix Community Partner, Vera Project to celebrate the 10th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by TeenTix arts crush, Justin Huertas and members of The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society.
The Teeny Awards are planned with support from The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, and celebrate the best in local arts and culture according to...Read more →
Keep active this season! Find something arty, crafted for your interests.
Our partners and community do so much more than provide art(erriffic) experiences--many of them also hold programming year-round that supports your participation! Check out what's on the docket for Fall/Winter 2017.
Henry Art Gallery
Teen Art Collective
Deadline to Apply: September 25
The creatives, the makers, and the movers of tomorrow are already here. What role do you want to play in the arts? Join the Henry...
The New Guard has deliberated and are EXCITED to share the nominees of the 2017 TEENY AWARDS!
Don't forget - the below are just nominees! TeenTix members - remember to #VOTE for your favorites! VOTE NOW VOTE NOW VOTE NOW! Voting ends September 8, 2017 @ midnight.
TEENY AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES
Celebrating the region’s most teen-friendly arts organizations
1. FAVORITE ORGANIZATION
Voted on in real-time...
Do you know a teen who is always getting their friends to go to shows? How about a teen who works to keep arts education in school? Or a teen who creates opportunities for other teens to express themselves through art? Or a teen who pours themselves into leading a drama club, poetry slam, photography club, writing club, dance team, or WHATEVER KIND OF AWESOME ARTY CLUB? Know anybody like that?
Nominate them for the Youth...
You know all about what to wear to the 2017 Teeny Awards - AND we hope you've got your Teeny Awards tickets (but if not, no worries, you can do that right here!), AND you've probably noticed that the doors open (@2:30 pm) a whole hour before the awards ceremony starts (@3:30 pm) on Sunday, September 24th.
So glad you asked!
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO/EAT/SEE during the pre-show red carpet/cupcake hour!
WHAT TO...Read more →
Dale and Christine Bateman are GiveBIG SUPERSTARS and OMG are they passionate about TeenTix!
Christine introduced Dale to TeenTix after she got to know the TeenTix Press Corps, who were out and about practicing their skills and viewing art at the Balagan Theater where she was Marketing Director. The Press Corps and The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society are a big deal to Christine and Dale. They strongly believe in...Read more →
From sword fighting to sound design, this list has it all--peruse our partners' offerings for incredible classes, workshops, programs, and more!
Get your hands on some art this summer and keep yourself movin' and groovin' during the hottest months of the year! There's something for everyone on this list:
Summer at Spectrum @ Spectrum Dance Theatre
June - August 2017
Various ages, check listings
Take a summer intensive, study with Donald Byrd, or get your dance + drama on at SDT this summer! You'll gain a deeper understanding of technique and focus on...
Ella Mahler, our next GiveBig SUPERSTAR is a bit of a chameleon. She is part artist (dancer+choreographer+performer), part fundraiser and arts advocate at The Ostara Group, part keen art consumer, and part TeenTix Advisory Council member. Ella is basically living the art nerd dream.Read more →
Do you know Tucker Cholvin?
Maybe you do – when he was 16, Tucker discovered the wonders of the TeenTix Pass. Tucker used TeenTix to see art all over Seattle – from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, to On the Boards, to the Seattle Art Museum. In his words “you name it - I went there using TeenTix.”
Tucker also hung around TeenTix HQ all the time. He was on the Teen Steering Committee (the precursor to The New Guard) AND he...Read more →
Every year, we here at TeenTix get SO MANY REQUESTS from arts-presenting organizations to join our multi-faceted roster. TeenTix staff vets them, and The New Guard decide whether they're relevant to teen arts-going wants/needs/desires.Read more →
Thanks for all you do to support TeenTix. Together we can make Seattle's art scene accessable to ALL teens and empower our youth to become engaged citizens, arts advocates, and civic leaders in our community.
P.S. - It's not too late to help us provide over 15,000 teens with TeenTix passes this year!Read more →
Stage Fright is Hugo House's monthly Teen-Open-Mic-Night, and if you're a young writer looking for a place to explore and express your art Stage Fright is the event for you!
Stage Fright is a monthly Open-Mic-Night for, about, and lead by TEENS at Hugo House!
It is the place to be if you feel like being surrounded by inspirational writing AND writers. It takes place one Wednesday of every month in the Hugo House Cabaret and includes snacks, snaps, and snazzy MCs from the Young Writers Cohort. The environment is incredibly warm, welcoming, and had a palpable WOW-Factor as the writers got rolling,...Read more →
On Sunday, October 9th, arts leaders and teenage arts enthusiasts gathered at Benaroya Hall to celebrate the 9th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by local performer/composer Celene Ramadan and members of the Young Americans’ Theatre Company, with performances by ParisAlexa and Seattle JazzED.
The Teeny Awards, presented annually by The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, celebrate the best in local arts and culture...Read more →
TeenTix New Guardian April K. on meeting Maestro Ludovic Morlot: "I literally saw my soul depart my body"
Throughout my years in both middle and high school, I have tried to discover my various passions, my favorite subjects, all in search for a dream I wanted to pursue (that will earn me the most money).
During this time of constant change, I have kept one thing exactly the same: music.
I took regular lessons and participated in my local youth symphony, and as my love for the music grew, my participation gradually increased...Read more →
Even in the category of those with a proclivity towards the arts, every young person that decides to sign up for TeenTix has a different experience.
Of course, I’m biased. I’m a TeenTix devotee.
I moved to Seattle when I was 14 and, on recommendation from a family friend, joined TeenTix. I applied for The New Guard, TeenTix’s board of teenagers that keeps the organization accountable to the community it is supposed to be...Read more →