In 2017, BURNAWAY and VOX Teen Communications will host a five-session program offering teens the opportunity to write about and look at art in Metro Atlanta. Each session will start with a discussion led by a professional member of the art community, lunch at the VOX headquarters, and then a field trip to a MARTA-accessible art location. Participants are encouraged to utilize the themes of diversity, accessibility, and activism in their writing and during discussions. Edited and approved works created during this program will be featured on the BURNAWAY website and in VOX’s publications.
Friday, Feb 17 … Intro at VOX
Sat, March 4 … High Museum of Art
Sat, March 25 … Mammal Gallery
Sat, April 1 … Whitespace
Sat, April 22 … Art on the BeltLine
Atlanta thrives when its teens are engaged and valued, and the arts are vital to Atlanta teens developing as thinkers and leaders. The arts contribute to creating a rich and diverse community, serving as a springboard for action and advocacy around issues impacting the community. In the short-term, teens develop skills like photography and critiquing art. In the long-term, teens exposed to the arts develop critical-thinking skills and the ability to communicate their unique perspective.
VOX is Metro Atlanta’s home for uncensored teen publishing and self-expression. They connect diverse Metro Atlanta teens to resources for building their confidence, increasing their capacity to meet life’s demands, and ensuring their future success. VOX uses the arts as a way to prepare young people for life after high school, giving teens the opportunity to express themselves and engage in conversation around topics like race, gender, HIV/AIDS and teen dating violence. Click here to see the teen content that VOX publishes daily. Click here for information about joining VOX Teen Voices.
BURNAWAY is an online platform that promotes contemporary art and writing in the South, enriching the region’s cultural life and connecting its diverse creative communities.
Funding for this program was provided by: