We invite all teens to tune in for a week of creativity, celebration, art-making, and open connection as we continue to together navigate this pandemic and tackle racism, inequity, injustice, and police brutality. Let’s create an intentional moment to come together in solidarity with Black lives and efforts to create a more just world through art, creativity, and community.

Schedule of events

Sun, Jun 14

 11:30 AM–12:30 PM | Sunday Brunch Jams with DJ YVNG PAVL + ICA Teens DJ Collective 

Join us for a special (free for all) Sunday Brunch Jams on Instagram Live @icaboston! Boston-based YVNG PAVL, with help from the ICA Teens DJ Collective, spotlights the role music and musicians play in helping us navigate this pandemic while also being faced with longstanding issues of racial injustice. Remixing conversations with the Teen Collective and incorporating their music playlist, YVNG PAVL kicks off this week-long series of events organized and led by teens. This event is open to all ages!

 12:30 PM | The Playlist 

Discover your new favorite playlist, a collaboration by the DJ Collective.

Mon, Jun 15

5:00–6:00 PM  | Creative Making Mini Series 

Join TAC to create together and respond to this moment. What is creativity now? What empowers you? This is a choose-your-own-adventure space! We will have four offerings you can choose from: Writing, Collage, Painting, and Drawing. For teens!

6:00 PM | Virtual Exhibition: Artists & Writers Collective 

See and hear work by teens in our Artists & Writers Collective. Available on Instagram @icateens

Tues, Jun 16

 3:00 PM | Photography in Focus 

Tune in to an open conversation between Advanced Photography members Andre and Sam and local Boston photographers Lauren Miller and OJ Slaughter. Available on Instagram @icateens and the ICA Teens YouTube channel.

5:00 PM | Virtual Exhibition: Photography  

View photography by teens in our Special Focus and Advanced Photography programs. Available on Instagram @icateens.

Wed, Jun 17

3:00-4:00 PM | Join us for a Virtual Open Mic

Hosted by TAC via Zoom.

4:00 PM | New Music 

Hear the latest beats by the teen music producers of AMP, our music production group. Available on Instagram @icateens and the ICA Teens YouTube channel.

Thu, Jun 18

3:00 PM | Mindfulness Stretching 

Tune in to a mindfulness stretching session with TAC member Be. Available on Instagram @icateens and the ICA Teens YouTube channel.

5:00 PM | Fast Forward Film Fest 

Watch the latest films by teens in our Fast Forward program. Available on Instagram @icateens and the ICA Teens YouTube channel.

Fri, June 19

3:00 PM | Creatives in Our Community 

TAC connects with local artists who identify as Black and who create art that brings people together in community and pushes for a more just world. To acknowledge that this intergenerational convening of creatives falls on Juneteenth, a day to commemorate Black liberation from the institution of slavery and highlight the resilience, solidarity, and culture of the Black community, we will ask these artists about what this day means to them. Available on Instagram @icateens and the ICA Teens YouTube channel.

Sat, June 20

 8:00-9:00 PM | Dance Party 

Celebrating the communities that we have created together, join us for a virtual dance party hosted by TAC via Zoom. Help us mark the end of Virtual Teen Week!