The time has come! The 2017 New Jersey Teen Arts Festival is here!
Let's share and celebrate the Visual, Literary & Performing Arts of all the talent artists across New Jersey!!!!
The time has come! The 2017 New Jersey Teen Arts Festival is here!
What is the Teen Arts Program?
A one-day Teen Arts Festival is held annually in early May. Any teen from throughout Atlantic County is invited to display their talent, meet with professionals in the field and attend hands-on workshops or master classes.
The Atlantic County Teen Arts is part of a statewide multidisciplinary program in the fine and performing arts. It has been available to young people in Atlantic County in varying formats since 1969. Open to any student in public or private school, as well as home-schooled students and those who are involved in extra-curricular private instruction, the program encompasses activities in dance, theater, vocal music, instrumental music, film, photography, creative writing and the visual arts.
The Atlantic County Festival is coordinated by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in collaboration with Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, the Noyes Museum/Stockton, Hammonton Art Center, The Eagle Theatre, Hammonton Arts District and other arts and educational organizations.
LOCATION: Art District of Hammonton
The 2017 Teen Arts Festival will take place in various venues in the Art District of Hammonton, NJ. This includes the area of Bellevue Avenue, Second & Third Streets, Vine Street and now Front Street. This is a high traffic area; participants are asked to pay attention to the designated crossways. Hammonton police will be on hand to assist with pedestrian issues.
Come Join Us!
We encourage area artists, teachers, school administrators and parents of teens active in the fine and performing arts to work with us to provide an even wider range of programs and opportunities for the Atlantic County Teen Arts Program. Your comments and ideas are welcomed.
Please contact the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs * email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (609) 646-8699, Ext. 6314.
Dear Arts Educator:
Your school is cordially invited to attend the 2017 Morris County Teen Arts Festival on Friday, May 19. The festival will be held on the campus of County College of Morris in Randolph. Students may begin to arrive by 8:30am. Workshops begin at 9:00 a.m.
Please read the following information carefully:
- All forms for this year’s Teen Arts Festival will be available for download from the CCM website – www.ccm.edu/teenarts
- All schools MUST register ONLINE in advance to attend the Festival. Registrations will be completed online and submitted directly to the Teen Arts Coordinator. They will be accepted up to Friday April 11. All deadlines will be strictly enforced.
- Please coordinate with all teachers sending students and/or just their work. Please download and complete the attached form for student attendance on the DAY OF the festival. We need complete information. It will also serve as permission to photograph.
- Complete all submission forms (found at www.ccm.edu/teenarts ) online and email them directly to the Teen Arts Coordinator at email@example.com.
- You are encouraged to bring students that are not performing or exhibiting at this festival. There are numerous workshops scheduled in visual arts, dance, theater, creative writing and music. Space will be limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
- You are requested to have ample supervision for your students.
- Those students participating in the Visual Arts Exhibition must have their work delivered to the CCM campus Tuesday May 16 from 10am-4pm. All work must be labeled with student’s name, school information, age, title, and medium. All work must be ready to hang or it will not be displayed.
- The fee is $500.00 per school, made payable to MORRIS COUNTY TEEN ARTS FESTIVAL. This page is considered your invoice for your business office.
- A check or purchase order must be mailed separately to George Faro, Accounting Department, at the address listed at the bottom of this page. Payment must be received by May 12, 2017.
If you have any questions, please email the Teen Arts Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to another successful festival, and we look forward to seeing you and your students' participation.
The 2017 Teen Arts Committee and County College of Morris
Application and registrations should be submitted electronically to:
Mail Payment to:
Teen Arts Coordinator
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
George Faro, Accounting
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869
Teen Arts Festival
The Bergen County Teen Arts Festival is a celebration of the alliance of the arts and youth. It is founded on the belief that the arts are an essential language that provides an indispensable means of self-expression to our students. Through workshops in all the arts disciplines, the Festival strives to engage each student at a deeper level of artistry and professionalism. Through critiqued performances and exhibits, the Festival showcases the extraordinary talents of our middle and high schools students and their teachers. A prime benefit of the Festival is the opportunity it provides students to validate themselves as artists by spending a day in the company of other artists who participate in a myriad of creative fields on many levels.
THE 2017 BERGEN COUNTY TEEN ARTS FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017.
2017 Teen Arts Festival Application packets:
Liaison Info and Prelim. Appl.
Liason Final Appl.
The 2016 Bergen County Teen Arts Program may be found here.
A few pictures from last year’s festivalmay be found here.
The 2016 festival was our 41st annual gathering of arts students in our county. We are proud to have served over 140,000 students, teachers and administrators over the years. In 2016, 55 High Schools and Middle Schools were in attendance at the Festival. We believe that this festival is the largest and most comprehensive one day arts-in-education project for students in the state of New Jersey.
Enrollment in the festival is by school district within Bergen County. Please contact Evan Cooper, the Teen Arts Festival Administrator with any questions at email@example.com or 201-336-7272.
The Somerset County Teen Arts Program is a participatory Arts-in-Education Program coordinated by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission. Each year approximately 1,300 students, teachers and guests gather at Raritan Valley Community College to celebrate the arts at the Somerset County Teen Arts Festival. Open to all students who attend school in Somerset County, ages 13-19, this daylong event provides a forum in which students can showcase their talents.
Students exhibit works of visual art, present theatrical scenes, perform dance, vocal and instrumental music, and present original film and creative writing works. Having worked diligently at perfecting their art forms, all student performers receive sensitive feedback, in the form of oral critiques, for the benefit of all students attending. Personal written critiques, geared toward encouraging students to develop their potential, are also received. All critiques are offered from respected professional artists in their particular fields of expertise.
Students are given the opportunity to participate in creative arts workshops and master classes, providing them with additional opportunities to fine-tune their chosen art form or to explore a myriad of other forms as well.
The Somerset County Teen Arts Program encourages students to utilize some of their spare time in a very creative and positive way. The pride, self-esteem and sense of accomplishment that teenagers gain in the process are essential attributes as they grow into productive and responsible adults.
For additional information regarding the Teen Arts Festival, please contact:
Kaitlin Bundy, Program Coordinator
Cultural & Heritage Commission
The Mercer County Teen Arts Festival is a comprehensive arts education program held annually on the beautiful campus of Mercer County Community College. The event is open to all Mercer County public, private, parochial and home school students in middle and high school, grades six through twelve, ages 13 to 19.
The focus of the festival is not on competition but on participation in performance seminars, critiquing sessions, master classes and workshops in media and visual art, dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music, film and creative writing.
Goals of the program are to help students develop perceptual, intellectual and technical skills; gain cultural awareness and understanding; develop personal aesthetic values and learn self discipline, critical thinking and problem solving through analyzing, interpreting and making judgments.
Photographs of visual arts pieces that were on display at the past festivals are featured in online galleries. Those galleries are accessible under Related Links on the right side of this page. Also available there are the last few Teen Art Anthologies, which includes poetry and prose selected from a large number of works, submitted by middle and high school students.
The Cumberland County Teen Arts Festival makes its return on Friday, May 12th, 2017, in the Glasstown Arts District, thanks to a partnership of local organizations. The festival offers an opportunity for young artists age 13-19 in Cumberland County to receive invaluable feedback and instruction from professionals in the creative and performing arts. This event allows students to explore artistic possibilities, share achievements in the arts, and investigate the diverse means of expression.
Locations: Including Ocean City High School, Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City Tabernacle/Moorlyn Theater, St. Peter’s Methodist Church and the Ocean City Arts Center.
The date for the 2017 Salem County Teen Arts Festival has been set! Appel Farm is proud to carry on the tradition of championing the artistic talents of Salem County teens with its second Annual Teen Arts Festival!
On Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:30 – 1:30pm, teens from Salem and Gloucester Counties, grades 7 – 12, are invited to spend the day at Appel Farm. Teens will experience professional evaluations, participate in fun and interactive visual and performing arts workshops, perform for their peers and festival attendees and mix with like-minded teens from other area middle and high schools.
Any high school, middle school, or home-schooled student is welcome to participate. If your school does not sign up, individuals can register with the help of their parents (if under 18 years old).
Professional evaluations are offered for the following disciplines:
- Musical Theater
- Jazz Band & Large Instrumental (10+ performers)
- Instrumental Solo and Small Ensemble
- Vocal Solo and Small Ensemble
- Choir (9+ singers)
All performing arts evaluations require an evaluation form to be filled out and submitted by April 1, 2017.
Print out a copy of the Performing Arts Evaluation Request Form or
- Visual Art (2-D and 3-D)
- Photography (Digital welcome)
Please attach a copy of the Teen Arts Artwork Labels to the front of each artwork submitted.
Please attach one copy of the Creative Writing Entry Form to the first page of your writing. Please submit two copies of your writing.
Please attach one copy of the Video Entry Form to your video submission. Videos are accepted in DVD format only.
Registration fees for schools is $225 and for individual registrants (homeschool students and students whose schools are not participating), $25.
The registration deadline is March 1, 2017. The late registration deadline is March 15, 2017.
The additional fee for late registrations is $50 per school ($275 total) or $10 per individual registrant ($35 total).
Registration forms are available by emailing Tamara Corsi at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions should be directed via email to email@example.com or phone to Tamara Corsi at (856) 358-2472 ext. 123.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Teen Arts Festival please fill out the volunteer form here.
Visit the "Best of the Festival!" Artwork from the 2016 NJ State Teen Arts Festival currently on display at Meadow Lakes Living Community in East Windsor, NJ
The Festival features many innovative components all designed to enhance the ability and careers of Ocean County Young Artists and to promote the importance of arts education in our schools. Students and arts teachers participating in the State Festival will be offered:
- Student Exhibits & Performances
- Student Critiques
- Student Workshops
- Professional Development Workshops for Arts Teachers
- Arts Scholarships
- A College Fair with Representatives from Colleges and Universities Offering Arts Degrees
- A Literary Cafe
- Professional Artist Performances & Demonstrations
Every March, Monmouth Arts produces the county’s Teen Arts Festival, inviting all teens ages 13-19 to experience professional critiques in their artistic disciplines, fun and interactive workshops, peer performances and exhibitions. We provide a welcoming environment for students to showcase their skills and hear valuable critiques from professional artists.
We welcome high schools, middle schools, home-schooled students and dance schools to participate. If a school does not sign up, individuals can register with the help of their parents (if under 18 years old).
The 2017 Monmouth Teen Arts Festival will be held at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ and is scheduled for:
Thursday, March 16 from 8:30am-2:30pm
Friday, March 17 from 8:30am-2:30pm
We hold adjudications in 13 disciplines: Visual Arts, Photography, Fashion, Dance, Video, Creative Writing/Poetry, Choir, Vocal Solo & Small Ensemble, Musical Theatre, Drama, Piano, Jazz & Large Instrumental, and Instrumental Solo & Small Ensemble.
Our Opening Reception to kick of our two-day festival will be held on Wednesday, March 16 from 6:00-7:00pm in the Center for Visual Arts Gallery on Brookdale's campus. While the festival is a closed event, the opening reception is a public event. Monmouth Arts invites three schools to showcase their visual and performing arts during the reception.
For more information, visit our website: Monmouth Teen Arts Festival
The 2017 Union County Teen Arts Festival will be held on Thursday, March 16 & 17 at Union County College in Cranford, NJ
The festival is an all day event and it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talent, be critiqued by professionals and be admired by your peers in the arts! On-going workshops in many disciplines make it a fun-filled learning experience as well. Students in all areas are encouraged to participate including visual artists, performers and writers. If selected, you could represent the school once again at the Union County Teen Arts Showcase in May and the NJ State Teen Arts Festival!
Wed., Mar 15, 2017 & Thu. Mar 16, 2017; 9am-2pm
Burlington County will be hosting its annual Teen Arts Festival on March 15 & 16, 2017. The festival gives Burlington County youth between the ages of 13 and 19 the chance to show off their talents through performing arts, visual arts, film and literary arts. The festival runs over two days, with day one playing host to middle school students and day two to high school students. Scheduled throughout each day will be vocal, instrumental and theatrical performances, as well as an art exhibit featuring 2D and 3D fine art, photography and graphic design. All genres will be adjudicated by professionals in the field, giving the students the opportunity to learn ways to hone their craft. This event is a great outlet for Burlington County teens to express themselves and to also see and hear what their peers are doing. Genre-specific workshops will be offered to the students each day. Approximately 40 schools within Burlington County participate each year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to register.
Teen Arts Festival
Sussex County Teen Arts event encourages the creativity of many young students of SussexCounty. Established in 1969, the annual festival highlights the talents ofstudents grades 7 through 12 from Sussex County schools. The festival will feature creative writing, dance, instrumental, theater, video, visual art, and vocals.
Workshops, art stations, demonstrations and performance critique sessions will also be held in different locations across the SCCC campus.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017 will be Large and Small group Dance, Large and Small Group Instrumental Music
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017 will be Solo and Small Group Vocal Music, Small Group Drama, Small and Large Group Musical Theatre, Large Group Vocal Ensemble, Piano
Visit the "Best of the Festival!" Artwork from the 2016 NJ State Teen Arts Festival currently on display in UNION COUNTY, NJ
Visit the "Best of the Festival!" Artwork from the 2016 NJ State Teen Arts Festival currently on display at the Worker’s House & Gallery in Eastampton, NJ.
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10-4; Sunday 12-4
Visit the "Best of the Festival!" Artwork from the 2016 NJ State Teen Arts Festival currently on display at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown, NJ
Visit the "Best of the Festival!" Artwork from the 2016 NJ State Teen Arts Festival currently on display at the Performing Arts Center of Sussex Community College in Newton, NJ.
Visit the "Best of the Festival!" Artwork from the 2016 NJ State Teen Arts Festival currently on display at the NOYES Museum of Art in Atlantic City
Visit the NJ State Teen Arts Festival booth and the NJ Teen Arts 2016 Touring exhibit at the NJEA Convention located at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ.
Visit the "Best of the Festival!" Artwork from the 2016 NJ State Teen Arts Festival currently on display at the Jay and Linda Center for the Arts at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.