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The Teen Reviewers and Critics Program


Fall TRAC Applications now available!!!


Summer TRaC participants look at sculpture in the River to River Festival, July 2013.

Experience NYC like never before...

Are you open-minded and adventurous? An arts lover? A writer, perhaps? Then you've got to check out ArtsConnection's FREE Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) program.

Recognized in 2011 & 2012 as a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalist, the TRaC Program is an after-school opportunity for teens to explore art and culture in NYC. Participants attend cutting-edge theater, dance, and music performances; visit artist studios, galleries, and museums; master NYC's subway system; learn the art of discussion and critical writing; and so much more!

This is how it works:

Submit your FALL TRaC APPLICATION by September 22 to participate in Fall TRaC! TRaC is open to any high school student (9th-12th grades) in NY and NJ who can commit to attending weekly workshops and additional events. There are six 10-week sessions each fall and spring and a special 4-week summer intensive. Each class is limited to 12 students and is taught by one of our veteran instructors (all of whom are working writers, critics, artists, and art lovers). We invite you to choose between six different TRaC sections depending on your interests and schedule:

Fall 2014 Teen Reviewers and Critics


Summer TRaC participants visit the rooftop farm at Brooklyn Grange, July 2013.

Check out teen coverage of the arts in NYC this past Summer at teens.artsconnection.org.

Check out the TRaC FAQs page for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

    Fall TRaC Schedule

  • October 15 - December 12
  • Wednesday and Friday afternoons

    APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

    Multi-arts TRaC

    FRIDAYS, 4:30-6:30, October 17 - December 12 with Brian McCormick at ART-NY

    Film TRaC

    WEDNESDAYS, 4:30-6:30, October 15 - December 10 with Emily Alexander at ART-NY

    Theater TRaC

    WEDNESDAYS, 4:30-6:30, October 15 - December 10 with Winter Miller at ART-NY

    Music TRaC

    FRIDAYS, 4:30-6:30, October 17 - December 12 with Rico Washington at ART-NY

    Dance TRaC

    FRIDAYS, 4:30-6:30, October 17 - December 12 with Elisa Davis at New York Live Arts

    Visual Arts TRaC

    WEDNESDAYS, 4:30-6:30, October 15 - December 10 with Nate Sensel at Museum of Arts and Design

    Join the High 5 Freelancers Corps!

    Don't have time for TRaC in your schedule, but want to be an arts beat writer for THE HIGH 5 REVIEW? Do you have an opinion about a show, concert, artist, dance or side-walk performance that you've got to express? Join the High 5 Review's FREELANCERS CORPS. The Freelancers Corps is open to anyone (13 - 18) who wants to cover the arts in NYC. Here's the deal: you get two-free tickets to any High 5 show on the Event Calendar in exchange for writing at least one 200 - 400 word response every two months. Of course, you'll have to commit to attending at least one art event a month, too. Gotta get out there and see art if you're gonna be a reviewer! And that's all it takes. We'll publish your work on THE HIGH 5 REVIEW to be read by thousands. Start building your resume and get your start in the industry NOW in the Freelancers Corps. For more info, check out the Freelancers Corps homepage, or to submit a review, email Keonna Hendrick at hendrickk@artsconnection.org and be sure to put NEW WRITER in your subject line.


    TRaC Cultural Partners

    ArtsConnection works with many of the most prestigious and exciting cultural organizations in the city to connect the Teen Reviewers and Critics to the vast worlds of NYC theater, music, dance, film and visual arts. Our partnerships with New York Live Arts, The Museum of Arts and Design, The Public Theater, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, and Carnegie Hall are key to the in-depth arts access we offer every TRaC participant.


    The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) program is made possible by your donations and the generosity of our funders: NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Altman Foundation, The Robert Bowne Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Pinkerton Foundation, Con Edison, The Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, and Sony Corporation of America. Their support enables TRaC to remain a FREE program for all participants, and helps provide a strong foundation crucial to our success.


    We'll see you out there at the shows!





FALL TRaC APPLICATION
Now Available! Click the link to apply online! Fall TRaC begins October 15 and runs through December 12. The Application Deadline is September 22.

FALL 2014 TRaC FLYER
For immediate posting. Download and distribute widely!


QUESTIONS? CALL US.
Contact Keonna Hendrick, TRaC Program Director, at 212-453-9485 or hendrickk@artsconnection.org


AWARDS and PRESS
2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) Finalist -- Two years in a row! Read the announcement by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and its cultural partners, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) Finalist -- Read the announcement by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and its cultural partners, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

"ArtsConnection 'Teen Reviewers and Critics Program' steps in--and this time, with a digital twist." in DNAinfo

"Teens Learn Art of Curating" in Metrofocus

"On the Right TRaC" in the Jersey Journal


For all our arts coverage please visit our online newspaper, teens.artsconnection.org.