Ten years ago, the ICA galvanized a movement for teen arts education with the first ever national Teen Convening. This fall, the ICA will host Building Brave Spaces: Mobilizing Teen Arts Education, an unprecedented gathering to reflect and build upon the knowledge and field-wide progress made in teen arts education over the past decade. Functioning as a catalyst, this event will serve as a forum for collaboration and understanding across institutions, generations, and geographies. Through keynote sessions, workshops, and panels this conference will address three key areas: what we know about the impact of arts education on teens; innovative programs that museums are doing and the leadership required; and how to mobilize a broader field.

DAY 1: Welcome Keynote + Reception at ICA/Boston

DAY 2: Sessions, Workshops, Participatory Art Installation

DAY 3: Youth-Led, All-Participant Experience + Boston Site Visits!

Please join us as we collectively envision a future for teen empowerment through the arts!

  • Adult rate: $250
  • Boston-area organization rate: $250 (includes 1 adult, 1 youth under 21)
  • Youth 21 and under: $100*
    *Limited scholarships available for teen applicants.  Learn more

The ICA/Boston has reserved discounted rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown/North Station at a rate of $299 per night for a Standard King room and $309 per night for a Standard Double/Double room (two double beds). Reserve your room early to ensure a space in the discounted block!

Other area hotels include:

Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
Residence Inn by Marriot Boston Downtown/Seaport
The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection

Please contact teenconference@icaboston.org to discuss conference and accommodation accessibility requirements, or for additional information.

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