Recurring Programs

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Youth Council

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Youth Council

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Youth Council offers high school students the opportunity to engage with art, develop civic and team-building skills, and learn about careers within the museum. The Youth Council is a small cohort of students who get behind-the-scenes access to the museum, plan a program for teens, curate an exhibition of student work, and learn about the museum’s exhibitions and collections. The work of the Youth Council is fully driven by the voices of the members.

Program FAQ

  • What is the program commitment?  some text
    • Attend bi-monthly in-person meetings for 1.5 hours. The program lasts from September to May
    • Attend orientation with parents and culminating event and participate in all scheduled events.
    • Be compensated for your time through a stipend for active participation in this program.
    • Students are eligible to participate for more than one year.
  • What does the Youth Council do? some text
    • Organize an event of their choice for students and plan an exhibition of student work.
    • Meet with various staff members from the museum and learn about their careers
    • Learn about the museum’s exhibitions and collections
  • Who can apply? some text
    • Rising high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.
    • Students who are passionate about art, culture, history, and community-building.
    • Experience in making art is NOT required
  • How do I apply? some text
    • Applications open in May and close on July 5
    • If chosen to interview, interviews will be held on July 8 and 9
    • Final notifications will be sent out on July 12

Apply HERE

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Becca Folkes-Lallo, School Programs Coordinator, at or (901) 544-6215

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