For those schools who have not participated in recent years or ever before, the Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival happens over two consecutive days in mid-March (March 17 & 18, 2022). We invite all teens ages 13-19 to experience professional critiques in their artistic disciplines, fun and interactive cross-disciplinary workshops, peer performances, and exhibitions. We provide a welcoming environment for students to showcase their skills and hear valuable critiques from professional artists.
We welcome high schools, middle schools, home-schooled students, art/music studios, and dance schools to participate. If your school does not sign up, individual teens can register with the help of their parents (if under 18 years old).
As you may already know, Monmouth Arts is in the midst of celebrating our 50th anniversary, which means that Monmouth Arts has been celebrating the arts in Monmouth County for 50 years! We would never have made it this far without the support of our vibrant arts community, and the community of youth that have been participating in the Teen Arts Festival throughout the decades – and that is why we are excited that the theme for this year’s festival is just that: COMMUNITY!
The festival will feature workshops with content based around the theme of Community, and I hope that many of your students will prepare work for the festival that is encompassing of the theme as well (although, not required). Of course, you are in no way obligated to use this theme in order to participate. The theme serves as a useful tool for some teachers, who develop curricula around the concept. There will be several workshops and a group exhibition that utilize the theme during the festival, but again, there is no obligation to use this theme in order to participate.
This year, Monmouth Arts will once again be partnering with Brookdale Community College, and the festival will be held on March 17 + 18, 2022 on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus, during their Spring Break week.
source: Monmouth Arts