Teens at the O!

Ogden Museum Museum of Southern Art presents a number of opportunities for area teens to explore, engage and respond to the art of the American South, including art workshops, camps and the nationally recognized Ogden Museum Teen Internship Program.


OGDEN MUSEUM TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Application process is now closed for the 2021-2022 year. We look forward to sharing exciting upcoming Teen art events with you soon.

Are you interested in visual arts?
Are you eager to learn about artists and new art-making techniques?
Do you want to engage in critical conversations about art, interpretation and social justice?
Are you curious as to what goes on in an art museum?

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Teen Internship Program, formerly the Ogden Museum Teen Docent Program, is designed to provide teens a space to explore the arts and develop their creative voice. 

  • Participate in monthly instructional art workshops and encounters with artists, educators and museum staff.
  • Broaden your knowledge of the arts and related careers. 
  • Serve as virtual assistants for Ogden Museum art camps and classes,  and participate in an outreach program aimed at bringing art to children who are not able to visit the Museum.
  • Curate a virtual art exhibition exploring social justice issues of our time and teen artwork. 
  • Earn a monthly stipend for participation.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s yearlong Teen Intern Program provides high school youth a space to explore the arts and develop their creative voice. Over the summer, Teen Interns participate in five weeks of training, learning and assisting the Fine Arts Fundamentals camp, followed by a three-week intensive, featuring museum career exploration, community outreach, engagement with other cultural institutions and art workshops. During the school year, Teen Interns meet monthly to further develop their artistic practice through artist workshops, curation of a teen exhibition and assisting with Museum programming.

Teen Interns receive a stipend of $1000 for the 8-week summer program and $50 per meeting during the school year.

Ogden Museum is committed to serving the current needs of New Orleans area teens and tackling the big issues in our local, national and global realms. This year our program will take a focused approach to racial equity, pluralism and environmental awareness, giving teens the access and resources they need to develop actionable ways to express themselves and be of service to their community. 

The Ogden Museum Teen Intern program was selected for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for the out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities.

“Being a Teen Docent at the Ogden was not just an amazing experience, but a journey! The environment and the people at the Museum made me feel at home. It made me appreciate the beauty of the South and exposed me to things I didn’t know! It opened up doors for me and other creatives like me! I could always call the Ogden home, and I could always call my colleagues family!” – Bryce


QUALIFICATIONS

The applicant must be:

  • A student in an Orleans or Jefferson Parish public school
  • A student currently in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade
  • A student interested in the arts, education, and/or working with children

TIME REQUIREMENTS & STIPEND

Teen Interns will receive a stipend of $1,000 for the 8-week summer program.

During the school year, Teen Interns will attend one, four-hour meeting per month and receive a stipend of $50 per meeting. Participants are expected to attend all meetings.


EXPECTATIONS

The mission of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its events, permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications and research.

All participants are expected to treat the museum staff, artists, members, patrons and colleagues with dignity and respect, conduct themselves appropriately and professionally, and uphold the values and mission of the Ogden Museum.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES

  • Application process is now closed for the 2021-2022 year. We look forward to sharing exciting upcoming Teen art events with you soon.

2021 SUMMER SCHEDULE

June 2 – 4, 10-3 p.m.:  Introductions and training

June 7 – July 2, hours and days varyFine Arts Fundamental Camp counselors

July 5 – 23, 10-3 p.m.: Teen Intern Intensive


Join us!


This program is supported in part by funding from the Daybrook Foundation, Eugenie & Joseph Jones Family Foundation, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, The Helis Foundation, MaggieGeorge Foundation, RosaMary Foundation, and the Goldring Family Foundation. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. Each year, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards recognize 12 outstanding programs in the United States, from a wide range of urban and rural settings. The National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards is an initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). The President’s Committee partners with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to administer the program.