TCA applications have closed for the 2019-2020 school year. Please check back for the 2020-2021 application in spring 2020.
The Teen Creative Agency (TCA) is the MCA's creative, youth development program. Twenty-five young people, ages 15 to 19, from all over the Chicagoland area meet weekly to grow their agency and collaboration skills, build community, and develop creative projects and public events under the guidance of two Lead Artists.
Weekly sessions include time in the galleries, visits to other cultural sites, meetings with artists and museum staff, and time to work on collaborative projects. Projects include zines, pop-up events for public discussion of civic issues, and 21Minus, a museum-wide annual festival of workshops, installations, and performances curated by TCA teens and featuring local youth artists.
2019–20 TCA Members: