Youth Council - Tampa Museum of Art

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 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 2021-2022 school year to apply.

Applications are now available for the 2021-2022 School Year: Apply Now!

Applications are due by Friday, April 30th.


Questions about the Youth Council or application process? Join us for a Q&A session on Tuesday, April 13th at 5p on Zoom. Registration required. Register Here for Q&A