The Youth Council has planned a year of exciting programs just for teens.

Young Directors’ Film Festival

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Enjoy the best of Tampa high school cinema under the Museum’s iconic overhang. The Youth Council will screen films created by local teens on the terrace with popcorn and hot coco. All are welcome. Check in next year for more information on how to attend.

The Youth Council invites high school students interested in cinematic arts to create and submit a film for the opportunity to be showcased in the 2019 festival. Submissions close January 2.

Now accepting submissions 

Infinity Night

Monday, January 21, 2019, 4p.

Infinity Night is an evening for teens only to view Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING in the final opening hour of the Museum. Enjoy refreshments and make art inspired by the exhibition. Free registration opens January 3, 2019 for a limited number of places.

Reserve your place now!

Instagram Featured Artist

The Youth Council selects one teen artist to promote on our Instagram each month. All mediums and genres are welcome! High school students can submit artwork through our DMs for a chance to be a featured artist at @TMAYouth. Follow us on Instagram to learn about a new artist each month.

August 2018 Featured Artist: Alexandra P., Grade 11, Tampa Prep HS. Hidden Truth, digital drawing.

Open Mic Night

April 26, 2019, 6p, A Celebration of National Poetry Month

The Youth Council invites high school poets, writers, essayists, performers, and change makers to share their work at Open Mic Night. There are no winners, no losers, no prizes, nor runners-up, just support and snaps from your peers.

This event is free and open to the public. Performers are required to register to reserve their mic time. Check back this fall to register.

Teen Music & Arts Festival

June 8, 2019, 7-10p

Join teens from all over the Tampa Bay community for a night of fun art activities, live music, gallery programs, artist demos, a silent disco, and, of course, food! Be sure to get your free ticket starting April 6.

We are looking for teen bands and DJs to come and play at the Teen Music & Arts Festival. Applications open October 25, 2018 and close January 5, 2019.

TMA Youth Council’s Third Annual Student Exhibition

Voice: A For Freedoms Exhibition

The TMA Youth Council’s Third Annual Student Exhibition invites local high school students to showcase their artistic talents and develop an appreciation for art while having the opportunity to participate in the local art community.

Learn more

Teen programs are planned and presented by teens, for teens by the Tampa Museum of Art Youth Council.