TeenTix Blog - Miscellaneous

Behind the Scenes of the New Guard Partner Meeting

​A look inside one of our favorite annual events!

Members of The New Guard and Arts Partners participate in a round-table discussion at the Cornish Playhouse.

Each year, The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society invites representatives from our Arts Partners to come scope out what its constituents are most interested in, what makes them attend events, and how to get more teens through their doors. This year's meeting took place on January 23, 2019.

In a large, round-table discussion that started off the meeting, we discussed topics like social media use, trigger warnings,...

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2019 Winter/Spring Opportunities for Teens

Brighten up the cold Winter months or plan ahead for Spring with these opportunities just for teens! 

It's time for a fresh start, dontcha think? Try something new this year with these classes, workshops, and more from our partners. There are plenty of ways for teens to get involved in the arts this season!

DANCE

Experience Dance Program | CHOP SHOP
January 23, 27th, and February 1
All ages

Take one of two FREE dance classes this Winter, "Reading Dance" and "Introduction to Modern Dance"! These fun events serve as a...

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New Year, New You

​Written by Teen Editorial Staff member Anya Shukla!

New Beginnings. Photo by Solaiman Hossen on Unsplash.

January. The first month of the new year and the perfect time for a new you. A clean slate. In other words: resolution time! If you want to read more or kick that procrastination habit, chances are you’re going to start this month. But here’s a secret: if your New Year’s resolution is to see more art—specifically art that celebrates new beginnings—the Teen Editorial Staff has got you covered. Interested in shows about youth?...

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Announcing the Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive!

The Press Corps Intensive is a deep-dive workshop into arts writing and arts criticism. In this multi-week course, ten teens will get to work with professional critics and arts journalists to receive mentorship on their writing. And the best part, this program is FREE!

Applications for the Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive are now open! This Intensive runs March 10 - April 14, 2019. This FREE four-week program focuses...

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MOHAI Shows How Art Shaped the Activism of Seattle

Review of Engage: The Art of Protest at MOHAI.

Written by TeenTix Press Corps Newsroom Writer Eileen MacDonald, and edited by Teen Editorial Staff Member Hannah Schoettmer!

The Art of Protest. Photo courtesy of MOHAI.

The recent MOHAI sponsored event, Engage: The Art of Protest, cultivated artistic empowerment throughout the Seattle community.

Walking through the glass doors of the MOHAI, we were greeted by plaisc covered tables strewn with photographs of powerful and historic street protests: women with chains around their necks fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1960s, workers picketing outside Pike Place Market, elderly...

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Volunteer for Black Santa Visits!

​Help bring families holiday cheer at Northwest African American Museum this weekend! 

Black Santa embraces two children at NAAM, from Instagram account @bettinahansen.

Ho, ho, ho! Suit up in your most festive wear and help spread the spirit of the season this weekend at Northwest African American Museum when you volunteer for Black Santa Visits! 

There are two ways to donate your time: 

  • Photo Elves assist with posing families for photos, collect media releases and contact info, offer support to the photographer, and help share information to guests for purchasing prints for photos.
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TeenTix in Tacoma Day!

​Join us to celebrate our Tacoma Arts Partners on December 8th! 

TeenTix is celebrating our Tacoma Arts Partners this Saturday, December 8th!

There will be activities and events at the Tacoma Arts Musuem, the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Arts Live, The Grand Cinema, and MORE. Plus, join our #selfiescavengerhunt challenge and you'll be entered to win free swag! Keep reading to learn more. 

FULL SCHEDULE

11 AM - 12 PM: Art-Making at Tacoma Art Museum

Stop by TAM and get your arts and...

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That’s a Wrap on the Fall Press Corps Intensive!

The Fall Press Corps Intensive at Seattle Repertory Theatre

The 2018 Fall Press Corps Intensive was a five-week arts-going and criticism practice workshop that ran from October 10-November 19, 2018. Nine teens saw and wrote reviews of five art events at different TeenTix Arts Partners. The group was mentored by three professional critics who helped each teen hone their arts criticism skills. Stay tuned on the blog for reviews of each event! 

The Fall Press Corps Intensive...

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Election Day

The Press Corps November Editorial! 

Written by Teen Editorial Staff members Anya Shukla and Lily Williamson.

Photo by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash.

What do you think of when you hear the word “November”? Thanksgiving? Fall? Homework? Boredom? How about “midterms” or “politics”? For those lucky TeenTix members who are of voting age and ready to make their voices heard, the word “November” will probably inspire excitement and fear—the fate of the government is in their hands. The rest of us, however, will have to settle for seeing political and social justice-themed art.

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The Teen Take on the Teeny Awards

Recap and review of the 2018 Teeny Awards. Written by Teen Editorial Staff Member Hannah Schoettmer. 

The 2018 Teeny Awards. Photo by Bronwen Houck Photography.

The Teeny Awards, an annual ceremony run by TeenTix to honor their partner organizations and art’s collision with teens in the Seattle community, is something of a mecca for the artistically inclined youth in the area. However, I’d never heard of the awards before I volunteered to write this piece. Reminiscing on my memories of past awards events, I expected a bowl of Ritz crackers, a seemingly bored keynote speaker, and a few...

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It’s Spooky Season!

The Press Corps October Editorial! Written by Teen Editorial Staff members Hannah Schoettmer and Huma Ali. 

Photo by Nicolas Picard on Unsplash.

There are two types of people: people who love fall, and people who LOVE fall. Here on the Teen Editorial Staff, we fall into the latter category. Besides the cooler weather, there’s all the trappings of fall, too. Here in Seattle, we have the whole gamut—fuzzy socks, pumpkin patches, cute picture spots, a torrential, neverending wall of rain—anything you could want! But here at TeenTix, it’s safe to say that Spooky Season is...

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Nominate A Teen for the 2018 Youth Arts Advocate of the Year Award!

2017 Youth Arts Advocate Winner Anna Walker. Photo by Bronwen Houck.

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...

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Congratulations to the 2018 Teeny Award Nominees!

2017 Teeny Award Winners. Photo by Bronwen Houck

The New Guard has deliberated and are EXCITED to share the nominees of the 2018 TEENY AWARDS!

2018 TEENY AWARDS NOMINEES

ORGANIZATION AWARDS
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...

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FREE Summer Camp Spots for TeenTix Members

Enjoy the perks of your TeenTix membership when you attend these FREE camps with Seattle Public Theater!

Our INCREDIBLY generous friends at Seattle Public Theater are offering up to 65 FREE scholarships to TeenTix Members this summer! <3

You'll be able to explore the world through dialects, sharpen your stage combat skills, or dive deeper into Broadway's smash hit Hamilton. See the full offerings and sign up below using this form--now, go forth and MAKE ART!

UPDATE 7/18/19 - There are only a few spots left in the following...

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Help make TeenTix better.

​Take the 2018 TeenTix Member Survey and enter to win FREE arts & culture tickets! 

TEENTIX MEMBERS: Tell us how we can make TeenTix better, describe your arts-going habits, and make your voice HEARD when you fill out our 2018 TeenTix Member Survey! It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and we hope you'll take the time to add your feedback.

Each TeenTix member (aged 13 - 19) that fills out the survey is entered to win a ~grand prize~ of FREE tickets to each of the following: ACT Theatre, The Wing Luke...

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Jaw-Dropping Feats of Acrobatics

​Read this review of the 2018 Moisture Festival by New Guard member, Anya S.!

The 2018 Moisture Festival runs through April 8!

The first thing I noticed upon my arrival to the Moisture Festival at Hale’s Palladium was the long line that wound out the door. I knew the show was “family-friendly” (I was at a matinee, after all), but had interpreted the term more loosely, in a there-may-be-swearing-bring-kids-at-your-own-risk sort of way. But the number of young kids in line with their parents surprised me.

Once inside, I chose a seat in the...

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It’s the SLAM of the century!

​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...

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Fall/Winter Opportunities 2017

​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...

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2017 Teeny Award Nominations are OUT (and awesome)

The winners of the 2016 Teeny Awards. Photo by Bronwen Houck

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

ORGANIZATION AWARDS
Celebrating the region’s most teen-friendly arts organizations

1. FAVORITE ORGANIZATION
Voted on in real-time...

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#2017TeenyAwards: What To See & What To Do

New Guardians Isabel, Conor and TeenTix member showing off the voting board at the 2016 Teeny Awards

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.

Why's that?

So glad you asked!

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO/EAT/SEE during the pre-show red carpet/cupcake hour!


WHAT TO...

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