About

The TMA Youth Council was established in 2016 with 12 Hillsborough County high school students. The Youth Council spends the summer learning about careers in museums, meeting museum professionals, and creating dynamic programming for their peers in an extensive Summer Session. They meet regularly throughout the year to execute programs here at the Museum.

Who we are

  • We, the Tampa Museum of Art’s Youth Council, strive to engage, educate, and excite youth in arts.
  • We, the Tampa Museum of Art’s Youth Council, are dedicated to diversity, equality, opportunity, creativity, community, and discovery.

What we do

  • We, the Tampa Museum of Art’s Youth Council, strive to create an accessible museum environment in which youths in our community can express themselves artistically.

Meet the Youth Council


From left to right: Caitlin, Alex, Maya, Ryan, Bella, Avery, Tapley, Patrick, Vedu, Hanna, Jordyn, Thomas, and Hayle

Join the Youth Council


Applications for the Youth Council are now open!

The Youth Council is open to students who will be enrolled in high school for the 2018-19 school year. Students must be available to attend at least 80% of the Summer Session, regularly participate in meetings throughout the school year, and attend Youth Council events. The Youth Council is a year round commitment, which is renewed annually after being accepted into the program. Places are limited. Current Youth Council members will interview applicants.

Important Dates

  • April 30: Applications Close
  • May 5 to 18: Potential Member Interviews
  • May 31: Orientation Dinner
  • June 4 to August 2: Summer Session, Tuesday to Thursday 8 am — 2 pm (No session week of July 4)
  • August 18: Beginning of bi-weekly meetings, every other Saturday 9 am — 12 pm

*Only a limited number of absences are permitted during the entirety of the program. Please make sure that you are able to commit for the entire year before applying.

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