The Teen Reviewers and Critics Program
Multi-Arts TRaC hanging out with No Longer Empty, Spring 2012.
Experience NYC like never before...Are you open-minded and adventurous? An arts lover? A writer, perhaps? Then you've got to check out ArtsConnection's FREE Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) program.
Recognized in 2011 & 2012 as a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalist, the TRaC Program is an after-school opportunity for teens to explore art and culture in NYC. Participants attend cutting-edge theater, dance, and music performances; visit artist studios, galleries, and museums; master NYC's subway system; learn the art of discussion and critical writing; and so much more!
There are six 10-week sessions each fall and spring and special 2-day workshops over the summer. Each class is limited to 12 students and is taught by one of our veteran instructors (all of whom are working writers, critics, artists, and art lovers).
Fall 2013 Teen Reviewers and Critics
The Fall 2012 TRaC program wrapped up in December! Check out their coverage of the arts in NYC this past Fall at www.high5review.org.
This February through May we are offering SIX TRaC options: Film TRaC, Theater TRaC, Visual Arts TRaC, Music TRaC, Dance TRaC and Multi-Arts TRaC. Now's your chance to get into it! Sign up for your favorite art form or live wild and try a discipline you don't know! Open yourself up to new ideas. Check out the TRaC FAQs page for answers to the most frequently asked questions. We also strongly recommend you join us for our Open House to hear first-hand about TRaC from Alumni of the program. No matter what TRaC section you choose, you're guaranteed to experience the arts of NYC like never before.
Join the High 5 Freelancers Corps!
Don't have time for TRaC in your schedule, but want to be an arts beat writer for THE HIGH 5 REVIEW? Do you have an opinion about a show, concert, artist, dance or side-walk performance that you've got to express? Join the High 5 Review's FREELANCERS CORPS. The Freelancers Corps is open to anyone (13 - 18) who wants to cover the arts in NYC. Here's the deal: you get two-free tickets to any High 5 show on the Event Calender in exchange for writing at least one 200 - 400 word response every two months. Of course, you'll have to commit to attending at least one art event a month, too. Gotta get out there and see art if you're gonna be a reviewer! And that's all it takes. We'll publish your work on THE HIGH 5 REVIEW to be read by thousands. Start building your resume and get your start in the industry NOW in the Freelancers Corps. For more info, check out the Freelancers Corps homepage, or to submit a review, email Diane Exavier at email@example.com and be sure to put NEW WRITER in your subject line.
TRaC Cultural PartnersArtsConnection works with many of the most prestigious and exciting cultural organizations in the city to connect the Teen Reviewers and Critics to the vast worlds of NYC theater, music, dance, film and visual arts. Our partnerships with New York Live Arts, The Museum of Arts and Design, The Public Theater, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, and Carnegie Hall are key to the in-depth arts access we offer every TRaC participant.
The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) program is made possible by your donations and the generosity of our funders: NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Altman Foundation, The Robert Bowne Foundation, William Morris Endeavor, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, New York Community Trust LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund, The DuBose and Dorothy Heywood Memorial Fund, The Pinkerton Foundation, Con Edison, The Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, and Sony Corporation of America. Their support enables TRaC to remain a FREE program for all participants, and helps provide a strong foundation crucial to our success.
We'll see you out there at the shows!
Spring TRaC APPLICATION
Now Available! Click the link to apply online! Spring TRaC begins Feb. 27th and runs through May 10th. The Application Deadline is Feb. 9th.
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Spring TRaC OPEN HOUSE
All are invited! Join us from 4:30-5:30 on Thursday, Jan. 31st at our HQ (520 8th Ave @ 36th Street, 3rd Floor) to hear from TRaC Alumni and Instructors about their past experiences and what's planned this fall. Bring your friends, family and questions! RSVP to Diane Exavier at 212-453-9485 or firstname.lastname@example.org
QUESTIONS? CALL US.
Contact Diane Exavier, TRaC Program Director, at 212-453-9485 or email@example.com
AWARDS and PRESS
2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) Finalist -- Two years in a row! Read the announcement by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and its cultural partners, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) Finalist -- Read the announcement by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and its cultural partners, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
"Teen Beat" in Gay City News
"On the Right TRaC" in the Jersey Journal
For all our arts coverage please visit our newspaper, The High 5 Review.