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Applications are being accepted now through Friday, March 1, 2019. Space is limited. Teens of all backgrounds, interests, and abilities are encouraged to apply. 

Are you a creative teen in Cleveland looking to make positive change? This summer, we at MOCA will gather a group of unique teens from the area to help develop and direct their voices and actions towards meaningful social impact. If you are looking for news ways to express your opinions and have your voice heard, this program is for you!


Here, Our Voices is a weekly program that provides teens with mentorship, skill building, and opportunities to create special experiences for and with their peers. Led by a Creative Facilitator, the Here, Our Voices cohort works with moCa’s exhibitions, staff, and artists to learn about how art can be used to express and effect change. This group also travels around Cleveland, visiting organizations and individuals that comprise Cleveland’s thriving art community. Trips to commercial galleries, community maker spaces, and public art venues, among others, give teens a big picture understanding of the broad opportunities and perspectives within our local art ecology. This summer, Here, Our Voices will explore the work of artist Sondra Perry, who reflects on new representation in new technologies and Lee Mingwei, who explores relationships.  


These on and offsite experiences lead to a group-designed public program for teens. This special event demonstrates the values and voices of the Here, Our Voices teens, and provides an opportunity for audiences to share their own. 


Here, Our Voices is a hands-on, participatory experience. Every session asks teens to create and share. Here, Our Voices teens are not just visual artists; they are musicians, designers, poets, community organizers, and teens with creative minds looking to make positive change. 

Make your voice heard; APPLY TODAY!