Oklahoma Contemporary
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Teen Arts Council

By teens / for teens

High school students (rising sophomores - seniors)

Oklahoma Contemporary Teen Arts Council (OCTAC) is a diverse group of teens with varied backgrounds and experiences who are interested in exploring contemporary art, ideas and the creative process through collaboration and engagement with artists, curators, educators, community partners and the public.

OCTAC members spend an academic year engaging in gallery experiences, exploring a variety of artistic methods and genres, discovering the professional art world, learning about a variety of art-related career options, advising Oklahoma Contemporary staff, planning programs and gaining a deep understanding of art organizations by working with artists and community organizations.

OCTAC meets during the school year from September to May (twice a month, 4:30-6:30 p.m.) to develop projects with artists, community, staff and other teens. Food is provided for every meeting and teens are financially compensated.

Contact the Senior Coordinator of Teen and Youth Programs at teens@okcontemp.org with any questions or concerns.

Visit the OCTAC Instagram to check out what's happing with the teens.

Teachers, parents and interested teens: Want to stay connected to teen happenings? Share your email address below. We will occasionally send reminders about applications, teen programs and other teen topics.

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Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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