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The Teen Creative Agency is MCAChicago’s intensive creative youth leadership program. Members range from ages 15 to 19 and are from all over Chicago and the suburbs. We meet weekly at the MCA every Saturday from Sept—June and work to build community, develop creative projects, and curate public events! Follow us onIG: @tcaatmca. Apply by Saturday May 28, 2022

Teen Creative Agency

The Teen Creative Agency (TCA) is the MCA's cultural leadership program for Chicago-area teens (14–19 years old). TCA members come together from all over the city and use contemporary art and the museum to create, dream, and envision around issues that are important to them.

Members meet weekly to increase 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. This year, TCA is focusing on projects related to anti-racism work and activism.

TCA Members

2021–2022 TCA Members
Ariel Antos
Chase Baldwin
Cassandra Castillo Valentin
Elvis Hernandez
Isaiah Robinson

Application and Apprenticeship

Help build our network of support.

2022-2023 TCA Application

Are you a curious, creative, and committed 15 to 19-year-old?

TCA Flyer

About the TCA Apprenticeship

This one-year, part-time staff position for Teen Creative Agency (TCA) alumni bridges the gap between youth programs and museum careers.

Apprentices build their professional portfolios by designing programs and facilitating dialogue about urgent social issues for staff and audiences of all ages and backgrounds. They work across MCA’s Learning Programs, curate and produce public events, act as ambassadors and advocates for youth in and beyond the museum, and facilitate workshops and trainings.

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