Teen Advisory Group

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is at core of the Museum's teen programs and engages a diverse group of teens who represent high schools from across San Diego County. TAG utilizes the Museum as a site of citizen participation, education, and exploration of social issues through the lens of contemporary art. From meeting with local artists and organizations, to discussing art in the galleries, TAG members gain insight into the art world that helps them imagine, develop, and realize projects designed to reach their peers and a wider Museum audience. TAG participants learn about creating multi-disciplinary work as they create, program, and eventually mount a public exhibition of their own artwork at the Museum.


Under the mentorship of MCASD’s Education and Engagement Director Cris Scorza, Education Manager Mario Mesquita, and Teaching Artists/Gallery Educators, TAG members will delve into the issue of Youth Homleseness in our region through the lens of social practice art. For the 2018-2019 academic year, participants will collaborate with local community artists, collectives, organizations, and other youth.


TAG meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 5 to 7 PM, as well as one Saturday per month, beginning September 25 through June 2019 at our downtown location. Participants will travel to local sites of engagement which may include neighboring Tijuana, Mexico, for a day-long or weekend cultural exchange.

Students who apply and are selected for the program will be notified by the week of September 15, in anticipation of a parent/student informational session. 

To find out more about teen programs at MCASD, contact the Education Department at 858 454 3541 x 318 or email education@mcasd.org.


Complete the following Teen Advisory Group online application. Please keep in mind that you will need to provide a letter of recommendation, emailed separately from the person who is recommending you, to education@mcasd.org.

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Both you and your Parent/Guardian will receive a confirmation via email once you have been selected for an interview. Selected candidates will be contacted to confirm their preferred dates of interview beginning mid-August.


Applications are open
Apply today!