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Sarasota Art Museum Teen Arts Council (SAM TAC)

Sarasota Art Museum’s Teen Arts Council – SAM TAC is a group of fifteen creative high school students who share a common interest in art and community engagement. The Teen Arts Council offers participants the opportunity to engage with art, culture, and history; develop workplace and team-building skills; and learn about a range of professional options and career paths. The Teen Arts Council gets behind-the-scenes access to the Museum; assists in planning Teen Nights, events, and other public programming; and learns about the Museum’s exhibitions and contemporary art.

During the summer intensive, Teen Arts Council members will work on a summer project while learning about the Museum field, careers, and programs. Throughout the school year, Teen Arts Council members will continue to assist in developing and implementing programming for teens, youths, and families. While part of the Teen Arts Council program, members meet with Sarasota Art Museum staff, arts professionals, and other teens.

Teen Arts Council is a year-round commitment and a paid position.

Supported by Kutya Major Foundation

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Become a SAM TAC member

Who can apply?
Rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled full time in high school for the 2022–2023 year.

What are the requirements?
Teen Arts Council members have an interest in learning about art and the workings of a museum and serving as ambassadors for Sarasota Art Museum. They also enjoy working with visitors of all ages. Teen Arts Council members are expected to utilize their peer network, take initiative, and display professionalism and responsibility.

What is the schedule?
The Teen Arts Council is a one-year program, which includes participating in an six-week summer intensive and attending regular meetings. The 2022 summer intensive will be Monday through Thursday, June 13 through July 28. Teen Art Council members are allowed up to three absences throughout the summer intensive.


Applications for SAM TAC for 2022 are closed.

Please email us at Connie Cuadrado at ccuadrad@c.ringling.educreate new email, if you are interested in participating for the summer of 2023.