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 2018-19

Youth Council


Clockwise from front left: Kiara, Avery, Caitlin, Bella, Thomas, Daniel, Vedu, Lauren, Claire, Alex,  and Raziya

Check out what we've planned for the 2019-20 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 80% 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. Current Youth Council members will interview candidates. Applications are now closed and will reopen spring 2020.