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Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
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Museums for America
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MFA-Learning Experiences

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA) will create a local, regional, and national strategy, onsite and online, for teen arts programs by addressing three interrelated needs: 1) the need to redesign their website, eliminating current design and functionality challenges; 2) the need to provide Boston teens with art education, leadership and skill development, social and emotional well-being, and peer learning; and 3) the need to provide youth opportunities to have a voice in the emerging field of teen arts education by spearheading regional forums around the country. In addition to updating the website, activities include the continuation of ICA teen programs such as the Teen Arts Council; Teen New Media courses; Fast Forward, a yearlong film program; interest-driven clubs; credit-bearing initiatives where teens can earn school credit for program participation; and ICA's Artist Encounters program. Finally, ICA will provide guidance for six regional forums, which will bring the knowledge and tools ICA has developed to a much broader audience.