The TCA, in partnership with organizations from across Chicago, designs and hosts events. These include: the Living Room, a monthly program featuring deep conversations, performances, and activities; artist-led workshops; and 21Minus, the signature annual festival of art and experiences that is created by and for people under 21.
Twenty-five curious, creative 15–19 year-olds from all over the Chicago area form the Teen Creative Agency (TCA), the MCA’s core program for teens.
The TCA meets every Saturday during the school year to develop projects with artists, museum staff, and other young people. This tight-knit community is passionate about creative and civic exchange and works to make the MCA a platform for fresh and emerging ideas.