Pratt Young Scholars

Pratt Young Scholars is a need-based, three-year scholarship providing instruction in art and design with college preparation to motivated high school students. This Scholarship covers three years of studio instruction, all art materials for courses taken, Summer Scholars courses in July, a year-round college access program including SAT preparation, and one-on-one guidance throughout the college application and financial aid processes. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about art and design, meet other students with similar interests, and prepare for college in a creative environment! If any students or their parents have questions, they are encouraged to call us at the number below. We will be pleased to answer their questions about the program.

CALENDAR: October to April, Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM–1:30 PM ; Summer: Two weeks in July, Monday to Friday, 10 AM–4 PM


Tel: 718.636.3654 | Fax: 718.230.6876

Deadline March 2

APPLY to join City Art Lab Spring Semester 2020!

APPLY to join City Art Lab Spring Semester 2020!

A 12-week art program for teens at City College of New York; A great way to build a portfolio;

An opportunity to work with a fantastic group of teaching artists;

An opportunity to get art exhibited in a professional art gallery;

Completely FREE  More information and to APPLY HERE

Deadline Feb. 8

Student Art Program

The Student Art Program is an ongoing exhibition program with eight opportunities a year for NYC public school students in 6th -12th grade to showcase your artwork. We send open calls for thematic exhibitions that are curated, framed and installed in the offices of corporate partners. Exhibiting artists receive an award and come to an opening reception with fellow artists. The current themes are: “Flourish” and “Viewpoints, Stories, and Connections.” Click here for more info and to apply/submit artwork by Friday, February 7.

Teen Arts Week

Teen Arts Week is NYC’s annual citywide celebration of the arts—for teens, by teens

Leading cultural organizations in all five boroughs will present free classes, workshops and performances for teens from March 2-8, 2020. Events enable teens to gain hands-on experience in different areas of the arts, engage with professionals in the creative industries, and explore pathways to future leadership within the context of the arts. Open to all NYC teens 14+ with a valid school ID. Educators are encouraged to bring student groups, both during and after regular school hours.

Questions about Teen Arts Week? Contact: 212.415.5768

Teens Curate Teens

This is a multi-week program in partnership with the Dedalus Foundation through which Teen Curators develop an exhibition of artwork around a specific theme that allows teen artists to express themselves, share stories, ask questions, and start conversations among artworks, artists and gallery visitors. Through teamwork, curators gain valuable communication and organization skills, knowledge of art, culture, and the curatorial process. They also get the opportunity to share their voice in the NYC arts scene. The theme for this year’s exhibition will be centered around Climate Justice.

Click here for more info and to apply by Sunday, January 19 (end of day).

Mohawk Day Camp (summer job)

Mohawk Day Camp has summer job openings for high school juniors, seniors, and college students. We are looking for camp counselors as well as swim staff. There are also many assistant positions available in our camp programs: arts and crafts, mountain biking, pioneering, cooking, sports, robotics, drama, dance, tennis, photography, ceramics, and more.

 To apply:

The Summer Arts Institute (SAI) 2020

The Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a tuition-free, month-long summer arts intensive program, serving NYC public school students entering grades 8 through 12. This public-private partnership, hosted by Frank Sinatra School of the Arts with the support of key arts leaders, including Tony Bennett, was designed to increase access to advanced arts training to prepare students for college and career success in the arts. Now in its 18th year, SAI continues to provide approximately 400 students the opportunity to study dance, theater, vocal music, instrumental music, visual art, or film.

Student feedback from summer 2018 was universally positive, and suggests that SAI is having a positive impact on participating students: 83% of program participants noting that they grew creatively as artists, and 75% noting that they learned new information regarding community and cultural resources. Going forward, SAI will continue to provide a high-quality, rigorous, and culturally relevant arts programming to students of all five boroughs, free of charge.

The 2020 Summer Arts Institute will take place from July 6 – July 31, 2020 at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. The program meets Monday-Friday from 9 AM – 3 PM.

Please complete this application in its entirety by 10 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.  Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by application and audition.

Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program

Summer 2018 Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program – this is a program of The In-Sight Photography Project.  This year’s program will be held on the Pine Ridge Reservation and Cheyenne River Reservation, homes to the Lakota Tribal members, from June 30 to July 22. We look forward to meeting a wonderful group of creative and diverse participants this summer.  Visit to learn more, or watch this video:  In-Sight provides photography courses to youth across the economic spectrum and provides all materials for every student regardless of their ability to pay class fees. Visit In-Sight’s website to learn more about the organization. This program is recommended by Prof.Casey.

Exposures 2020 Application

Program Focus

Together we will explore themes of identity, representation and ethical storytelling through photography. The curriculum combines creative learning with experiential activities, participation in community and cultural events, and trips to explore and photograph the landscape. Participants will create a collaborative final project and share their perspectives of place, community and identity.We look forward to meeting a wonderful group of creative and diverse participants this summer. Watch this video: for more!

Program Dates

June 28th, 2020 – July 18th, 2020


This program is available to all interested youth, ages 17 – 21, regardless of ability to pay.


Completed applications will be reviewed beginning on March 15

Contact us with any Questions


call: (802) 251-9960

mailing address: In-Sight Photography Project
Exposures Progam
183 Main St, Ste 3
Brattleboro, VT 05301

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive

DEADLINE: April 15th

 Summer Art Intensive accepts resident and non-resident students, ages 15-18, who wish to prepare a portfolio to apply to top art schools. This year we are offering drawing, graphic design, animation and digital photography classes. Classes take place July 2-30th , Monday through Thursdays from 9am-4pm, with an art exhibition reception on August 1st, 4-7 pm.

To apply , click here

Pre-college scholarship opportunity at Parsons School of Design

The Parsons Scholars program is a multi-year, need-based scholarship program for motivated New York City public school students interested in art and design study. Accepted students participate from 10th grade through 12th grade.

Parsons Scholars have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of studio subjects in the  Pre-College Academy and  Summer Intensive Studies programs, where they acquire skills and knowledge that will help them gain admission to and succeed in colleges of art and design.


For more information visit the Parsons Scholars website