TEEN Programs

We have a variety of teen classes. Many of our classes are on a rolling admission and some are drop-in to offer a bit of flexibility for busy lives.


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

The 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!.


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.