Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is at the core of MCASD’s teen programs. Composed of a diverse group of up to 20 teens representing high schools from across San Diego County, TAG explores social issues through the lens of contemporary art. From meeting with local artists to discussing art in the Museum's galleries, TAG members gain insight into the art world that helps them to imagine, develop, and realize projects designed to reach the wider Museum audience, while also turning an eye to the design, promotion, and staffing of the Museum’s youth programs. All of  their efforts culminate in the TAG Showcase in late spring.

For the duration of this academic year, TAG will explore the topic of Gender (In)Equality—an experience which will involve collaboration with local community artists, collectives, organizations, and youths, with travel to local sites of engagement and possibly to partners in neighboring Tijuana, Mexico, for day-long or weekend cultural exchanges.

Under the mentorship of MCASD’s Education Curator Cris Scorza and Education Associate Mario Mesquita, TAG members will select one or several themes within the realm of Gender (In)Equality as the focus of their artistic work. In addressing these issues, TAG participants will learn to create new multimedia work, including a short documentary film, and mount a public exhibition of their artwork in the Museum.

Chosen participants must have a valid passport if they wish to travel internationally, even if for a day, by the time of travel. However, this does not limit the participation of teens who cannot travel outside the U.S. 


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Fill out this form to apply for the 2016 Teen Advisory Group.