On-Going and Past Teen Programs

Keep scrolling and find on-going and past initiatives created by and for teens.

On-Going and Past Teen Initiatives

Día de los Muertos

This Día de los Muertos activity sheet and coloring pages, created by two of Mia’s Art Team members Mateo Silva and Izabella Red Feather, are an opportunity to reflect and remember our loved ones.

Esta hoja de actividades y páginas para colorear del Día de los Muertos, creadas por Mateo Silva y Izabella Red Feather, miembros del equipo de arte del Instituto de Artes de Minneapolis (Mia), son una oportunidad para reflexionen y recuerden a sus seres queridos.

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Global Youth Exchange

The Global Youth Exchange (GYE) Program was envisioned as a way for Mia to foster greater cultural understanding among ten young people in Minnesota (ages 14–18) and ten young people in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The program, which ran from January through May 2020, was designed to offer an art-based curriculum and travel experience and then culminate in a group exhibition.

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Creative Fuel: A Youth Summit Hosted at Mia

Creative Fuel: A Youth Summit at Mia, was a free day-long event created by youth, for youth—exploring how art and creativity can build empathy and bridges that lead to societal change.

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Artist in Residence: AiR week

AiR week is a kit-based week of art-making, that includes a couple virtual components participants can engage in from a distance. AiR activities are designed for young people ages 8-19 yrs old. Click the link below to learn more and watch a video about AiR week.

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Collection Reflections by Art Team

Collection Reflections by Art Team are a series of our perspectives, and other teen perspectives on artworks in Mia’s collection. We select works of art to engage with and reflect upon, while also inviting you to reflect and explore a couple of prompts for each selected artwork. We are passionate about making art accessible for young people & teens. We hope you like our reflections, as we are inspired by the current moments in our society and our lived experiences as BIPOC young people.

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New Year's Confetti Popper

This activity, created by Mia’s Art Team members, will help you reflect on the current year and prepare goals for the New Year by creating a fun confetti popper.


Challenging Stereotypes by Art Team

This series came to be through brainstorming around topics that are important to us as young people at the end of 2019. We were due to host an event centered around ‘challenging stereotypes’ for teens earlier in 2020, and when the global pandemic hit the U.S. that all changed. We are passionate about taking apart these stereotypes and creating a new reality. The world has drastically changed since we created this series (pre-covid). We invite you to reflect with us on ‘challenging stereotypes’, also considering how this is relevant to the current moment in time, in our city, nation and world.

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Virtual Rated T: Creativity in Chaos

Join Art Team for Virtual Rated T: Creativity in Chaos, 6-8pm, Friday June 11th, 2021. We will be co-creating art inspired by our theme creativity in chaos, listening to live music by local teen bands Sapphire and Partly Cloudy, and tuning into guest artist conversations. We hope you can drop in!

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