Teen Arts Conference

For over 20 years Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s annual Teen Arts Conference (TAC) has provided teen performing artists (ages 13-18) across New York City with the opportunity to come together as part of a wider cultural community of learners and practitioners. This free, daylong conference, for invited participants, offers a range of theater, dance, and performance workshops as well as panel discussions facilitated by leading professionals in the field.  The conference culminates with a Performance Gala in the BAX Theater, where the teen groups perform their work for each other and a public audience.

Each year the conference engages in timeless and timely issues that intersect both our political and performance worlds. This year, we are again offering a lens to frame and unify our time together throughout the conference. We will look at the ways our creative practices can be used intentionally as a vehicle for social justice and activism, and, in particular, to address systemic racism in the United States. We’ll also connect our generative processes to our ability to imagine and act towards change; art as a vehicle to inspire and manifest the alternative world we want to live in.

Stay tuned for information about the 2022 Teen Arts Conference!