TEEN Programs

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

Teen Artist Internship Program

Registration is open!

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!.


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 2019 Form

Teacher Recommendation Form

Parental Consent Form


Artist Mentors

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.

Click here for more information about becoming a Mentor

Click here for the Mentor Application

Safety Contract

For more information about opportunities for teens please contact Michelle Borges at mborges@newbedfordart.org or call 508-961-3072

Teen Arts Council 

Registration is open!

Our Teen Arts Council program offers youth the opportunity to develop career and life skills including but not limited to; professional and social networking, event planning, financial and academic literacy, leadership, mentoring, public service and arts skills development. Teens are compensated for their work and are the youth Art Museum ambassadors within the community.

A stipend of $10.00 /hr and a yearly professional development stipend of $300.00.  We are looking for motivated individuals who can commit to attending scheduled meetings and participation in outreach.


Download the application, fill it out, and mail or email it back!

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
ATTN: Deb Smook
608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

[email protected]

CLICK HERE to download the application form

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.