Teen Advisory Council applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest! A member of our staff will be in touch with applicants soon.

This year we’re trying something new; we’re combining the Teen Arts Pass Teen Council and the Teen Arts Leadership Summit Advisory Committee to create ONE awesome group of young leaders that will serve as the youth voice for teen-centric programming at Urban Gateways (including TAP + TALS!).

The Council is responsible for ensuring these programs best serve Chicago area teens by providing program and partner feedback, planning teen events, creating recruitment strategies and promotional materials, and more. The 2020-21 Teen Advisory Council will kick off on October 27, 2020, and will meet through June 2021. All meetings will take place virtually for the foreseeable future. Teens will be given a stipend for their time and contributions.

Check back later this fall to learn about our 2020-2021 Teen Advisory Council members!

Pictured: Members of the 2019-2020 Teen Arts Pass Teen Council hanging out at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in February. Photo by Sehar Sufi. This year we’re combining the TAP Teen Council and the Teen Arts Leadership Summit Teen Advisory Committee into one awesome group of young leaders to help guide teen-centric programming at Urban Gateways!


Our thanks to the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) for partnering with us on Teen Arts Leadership Summit programming!


Questions about the Teen Advisory Council? Contact Lisa: [email protected]