MOCAD Teen Council

Via Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit


To give teens a stake in the arts by creating a teen council at MOCAD that will produce programs, events and materials for their peers and adults

MOCAD has a particular point of view on education: Kids have great ideas and aren’t ever taken seriously enough, and adults need more chances to goof around. The MOCAD Teen Council develops both ideas. This program brings together teens with contemporary artists and designers, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, make art and produce programs inspired by this exchange. Consisting of students from across Metro Detroit, the council will produce programs, events and museum-focused materials throughout the school year for teens and adults. The program also will include leadership, self-advocacy, public speaking and art and design training to create a core of junior docents for MOCAD, making the museum a safe and creative second home for teens.

Project Team

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit