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Rockwell Teen Council

The Rockwell Teen Council aims to empower teens as agents of change and amplify youth voices within the institution.

Teens will have the opportunity to interpret art, plan a teen night event and connect with peers in a positive and inspiring environment. All high school students in the region are invited to join the Rockwell Teen Council.

The goals of the Teen Council are to:

  • Foster creativity and a deeper connection to art
  • Introduce teens to artists and art on view at The Rockwell Museum
  • Create an inclusive social space for teens to meet and interact
  • Develop a network of like-minded peers and mentors
  • Highlight diverse voices and interpretations within the Museum
  • Provide opportunities to learn about careers in museums

Join The Rockwell Teen Council

Do you like to be creative? Are you interested in learning about art, arts-related career opportunities and having fun? You will work with museum staff, professional artists and your peers to create gallery experiences and plan a teen night event for your friends inspired by The Rockwell collection.

Do I have to be good at art?
No! You do not have to be an artist, or enrolled in arts courses to participate in this program. We are seeking teens who are imaginative and want to connect with art and make new friends.

How do I apply?

Just download and complete this application: 2019-2020 Teen Council Application

The application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is Friday, October 4, 2019. Applications will be accepted first-come, first-served. Maximum 20 slots. Your application will include:

  • A handful of questions about what makes you unique!
  • A parental permission form
  • A reference from another adult – it can be a teacher, friend, guidance counselor or anyone apart from your parents

If you want to learn more before applying, attend the introductory meeting on October 1, 2019 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at Corning-Painted Post High School. 

2019-2020 Teen Council Meeting Schedule

The Teen Council will meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month, 3:30 – 5 p.m., October 2019 – May 2020, except where noted.

Tuesday, October 1 – Introductory meeting located at C-PP High School

Meeting Location: The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street, Corning
Starting on October 15, meet in The Rockwell’s Education Center located on the second floor.

Tuesday, October 15
Tuesday, November 5
Tuesday, November 19
Tuesday, December 3
Tuesday, December 17
Tuesday, January 7
Tuesday, January 21
Tuesday, February 4
*Tuesday, February 11 – meeting on 2nd Tuesday because of mid-winter break
Tuesday, March 3
Tuesday, March 17
*Tuesday, March 31 – snow date make-up if another meeting date is cancelled due to school closing
*Tuesday, April 14 – meeting on 2nd Tuesday because of spring break recess
Tuesday, April 21
Tuesday, May 5

Friday, May 8 – Teen Night Event
The Rockwell Teen Council is expected to attend and facilitate the event, and help with either set-up or clean up.

  • Event set-up | 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Main event | 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Event clean up | 8 – 9:30 p.m.


This project is made possible in part by support from Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.


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