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Teen Summit Co-Visioning; 4:00pm - 6:00pm; Thursday 9 May 2019; Mia Studios; Minneapolis Institute of Art

Creative Fuel: Youth Summit at Mia

Creative Fuel: A Youth Summit Hosted @ Mia, is a free day-long event created by teens, for teens. Come with your own perspectives on contemporary issues, and we’ll dive-in together to explore everything from art to technology to social justice and much more. Partake in dialogues, workshops, art making, and to see how to creatively be a catalyst for collaborative problem-solving.

Registration is open. Click here to register.

DATE: Saturday, October 5, 2019
TIME: 9:15AM – 4:00PM
LOCATION: Minneapolis Institute of Art
COST: Free

  • Folks ages 14 – 20 years old
    Adults committed to youth advocacy*

#CreativeFuelMia @artsmia

Overview Schedule

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Check-In + Morning Activities
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome + Opening Remarks
10:15 AM  – 11:00 AM Keynote/Panel
15 min Break
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Sessions + Art Workshops
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch, Booths, Performances + Networking Opportunities
5 min Break
1:20 PM – 2:20 PM Breakout Sessions + Art Workshops
10 min Break
2:30 PM – 3:25 PM World Café
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Closing

Keynote Panel

Ashawnti Sakina Ford
As a teaching artist specializing in social justice and theatre, Ashawnti has traveled the world building community and understanding between people from all backgrounds.

Ricardo Levins Morales
Ricardo creates visual art, writes and teaches in support of social justice movements. He was born in Puerto Rico and lives in Minneapolis.

H. Adam Harris
An actor, director, teaching artist, and cultural equity consultant. He works at the intersection of theatre, education, social justice, and community engagement.

Breakout Sessions

Creating a Community of Practice
WAM Collective

The Internet Knows
YMCA Best Buy Teen Tech Center

Community Mapping Creative Fuel
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Parks For All: Youth Design and Policy
Minneapolis Parks & Rec Board, Youth Design Team

Climate Future: Using Storytelling to Share Your Story
Climate Generation

Building Bridges: Empathy Through Storytelling
Mia’s Art Team and the Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts

Art Team Interpretive Walk
Mia’s Art Team

Artist-Led Workshops Overview

Zine Making with Artist Akiko Ostlund
Through this session you will learn how to make a zine using poetry and collage. We will examine ways to use art to visualize, and crystalize our collective and individual voices.

Screen Printing with Electric Machete Studios
Join artists Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra and Xilam Balam to learn the basics of screen printing through a graphic print process and a punk style of screen printing.

Thank you for your support and collaboration. If you have any questions about Creative Fuel: A Youth Summit Hosted @ Mia, feel free to contact Project Liaison, Matthew Ramirez,, or Teen and Community Associate, Crystal Price,

Teen Summit Co-Visioning; 4:00pm - 6:00pm; Thursday 9 May 2019; Mia Studios; Minneapolis Institute of Art