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AK Teens

AK Teens is a dynamic group of programs for teens from across Western New York and Southern Ontario designed to mentor young adults seeking to pursue careers in creativity and the arts. It includes the Museum Ambassadors program (new in 2022), Future Curators program (on hiatus in 2022), and Building a Portfolio Art Classes.

Museum Ambassadors

In this program, high school juniors and seniors will focus on learning about museum education while creating their own activities, lessons, and programs for all ages. 

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Future Curators

In our Future Curators program, high school students in grades 11 and 12 work alongside staff members to plan, organize, and install an art exhibition. Please note: Our Future Curators program will be on hiatus in 2022.

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Building a Portfolio Art Classes

Students ages 15–17 who are becoming serious about the visual arts or are preparing for college applications are invited to sign up for this intensive, artist-led art class.

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Program Sponsors

AK Teens is presented by KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation. 

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