TEEN Programs

We offer a variety of teen programs and workshops through the year! Check back often to see updated opportunities!

Teen Memes | Intro to GIF Animation

4 weeks | June 1–June 22 | Saturday 10:00am –12 pm

Non-member: $125.00   Member: $112.00

Hey Teens! Do you love memes and want to learn to make them yourself? No problem– learn to create animated GIFs together for all your meme needs! Students will collect images and learn all the tricks to successfully edit and animate them in Photoshop. Students will finish the class with at least one animated GIF ready to share, and the skills to make countless more.


Teen Arts Council 

The application deadline for 2018 has passed. Please check back in September 2018 for the application for 2019.

The program runs from October to August

The Teen Arts Council (TAC) is based on the idea of Choice = Voice. The program pays qualified teen applicants to spearhead a series of community outreach nights with the museum. This opportunity lets teens make and strengthen connections with their community through art and also teaches them important collaborative skills that are crucial for long-term professional development.

Teen Artist Internship Program

The teen artist internship will begin accepting applications September 1, 2018.

There’s still time to apply for 2018/2019! Deadline extended to October 15th. APPLY TODAY!

To apply for the Teen Artist Internship Program make sure to fill out the Student Application, the Parental Consent Form, and the Teacher Recommendation form. Incomplete forms will not be considered.. Return completed forms to the Museum, or email completed forms to  [email protected]   Click on the links below to download copies of the forms:

Student Application 2018/1019 Form

Teacher Recommendation Form

Parental Consent Form

This program runs from January to May.

The Teen Artist Internship Program (TAIP) is an exciting opportunity that pairs high school students with an established local artist. This allows the teens to work with a creative mentor in an actual studio while creating a collaborative piece. At the end of the internship, the artists and teens get the opportunity to exhibit the work that they’ve made at the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!.


We are looking for local artists who would enjoy the opportunity to share their studio space and mentor a young person with a passion for the arts. If you’d like to be considered, please download, fill out and return all of the application materials linked below.

There’s still time to apply for 2018/2019! Deadline extended to October 15th. APPLY TODAY!

Artist call cover letter TAIP info_ 2019

Artist Application 2019

Safety Contract 2019

For more information about opportunities for teens please contact Deb at [email protected] or call 508-961-3072

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! reaches out to the following communities and beyond to engage a diverse audience, offer exemplary educational programming and provide a vibrant center for the arts: New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester, Wareham, Acushnet, Freetown, Berkley, Swansea, Fall River, Middleborough, Bristol, Newport and Providence.