Sarasota Art Museum Teen Arts Council (SAM TAC)

Sarasota Art Museum’s Teen Art Council – SAM TAC is a group of fifteen creative high school students who share a common interest in art and community engagement. The Teen Art 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 Art 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 Art Council members will work on a summer project while learning about the Museum field, careers, and programs. Throughout the school year, Teen Art Council members will continue to assist in developing and implementing programming for teens, youths, and families. While part of the Teen Art Council program, members meet with Sarasota Art Museum staff, arts professionals, and other teens.

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

Supported by Kutya Major Foundation

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 Art 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 Art Council members are expected to utilize their peer network, take initiative, and display professionalism and responsibility.

What is the schedule?
The Teen Art Council is a one-year program, which includes participating in an eight-week summer intensive and attending regular meetings. The 2022 summer intensive will be Tuesday through Friday, June 6 through July 29. Teen Art Council members are allowed up to three absences throughout the summer intensive.

Applications for the 2022-2023 Teen Art Council open March 4, 2022, and are due by midnight on April 9, 2022.