This fall WMA is looking to create its first ever teen advisory committee, WMA Teens!
We are looking for up to 12 area Juniors and Seniors who love art and the connections art can make in a community. This committee will work together to create and implement museum programming for teens, by teens. During this school year long commitment, committee members will learn all about museum operations from the WMA Staff and they will have the chance to meet with regional artists who can help guide them in their artistic pursuits post high school. The committee will also create, prep, and host two events for area teens, learning valuable skills such as budgeting, event planning, marketing/promotions, and project management. OH! And did we mention that there’s a $300 stipend for those who successfully complete the program?
- WMA programming by teens, for teens.
- Open to Wiregrass Area Juniors and Seniors. Looking for up to 12 for the first year.
- Participants will receive a stipend (planning work) and community service hours (working the events).
- Participants must attend all 14 monthly meetings: October-May; additional meetings possible closer to events.
- Participants will learn about careers in art with presentations from museum staff and local/regional artists and creatives.
- Participants will create and execute one teen–oriented program/event, inspired by our collection or works on display, each semester.
- Participants are also charged with promoting the WMA Teen programming (distributing marketing materials, communicating with peers, etc.)
- This is a yearly commitment though participants can be reappointed. WMA Teens + one member of WMA will review applications and make selections for new members after the inaugural cohort is selected.
The 2021/2022 WMA Teens cohort has been selected after an application process, and updates on the program will be on the museum’s social media and blog. To apply for future years, click here.
WHAT SELECTED PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN FROM THE EXPERIENCE
- Experience in the art/museum industry
- Skill building:
- Event Management
- Project Management
- Interpersonal and Professional skills
- Sense of ownership in WMA’s vision to “inspire creativity to enhance the everyday lives of its community…” and mission to inspire “a lifelong appreciation for the visual arts by providing innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences through the collection and exhibition of quality works.”
- Community pride
- Financial support for students’ work
Join us for our first ever WMA Teen Night! Saturday, April 23rd from 4:30-7pm at WMA
Choose your own path through the museum as you:
· explore different artistic mediums at our creation stations throughout the museum,
· wander the galleries while you capture the evening through a photo scavenger hunt,
· and enjoy a variety of live entertainment as you feast on yummy treats in the Great Hall!
Admission is free and open to all area middle and high schoolers.