Youth Council - Tampa Museum of Art

The Tampa Museum of Art Youth Council was established in 2016 with 12 Hillsborough County high school students. Each annual council spends time learning about careers in museums and meeting museum professionals. The Youth Council works year-round to create dynamic programming for teen students in the Tampa Bay area during an extensive Summer Session, and works regularly throughout the year to execute student 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

  • The Youth Council executes opportunities that inspire teens by exposing them to differing perspectives and museum culture. We strive to create a platform where the passionate, curious, and marginalized can share their experiences and connect through meaningful interactions.

Meet the 2021-22

Youth Council

Clockwise from back left: Ava, Leah, Abby, Isha, Imani, Yohannes

(not pictured: Johanna)

Check out what we've planned for the 2021-22 school year!

Join the Youth Council

The Youth Council is open to students enrolled in Hillsborough County public, private, and charter high schools. Students must be able to attend at least 90% of the summer session, regularly attend Youth Council meetings, and events. The Youth Council is a year round commitment, with the potential to be renewed annually after being accepted into the program. Places are limited. Museum Education staff will interview candidates. Students must be enrolled in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2022-2023 school year to apply.

Applications will be available Spring 2022.