YAT Teen Program

Young Artist in Training Teen Program

Summer 2018

Upturn Arts is excited to offer the first YAT Teen Program during summer camp 2018!

Here’s the scoop:

WHO: Young Artists ages 13-17

WHEN: June 4 – June 22, 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday

WHERE: Nola Spaces – 1719 Toledano Street, NOLA 70115

WHAT: This pilot program is the next stage for Upturn Arts programming. With funding from the New Orleans Theatre Association, this year’s camp will be offered FREE of charge to a limited number of participants, or YATs. The YATs will be tasked with creating and executing a performance of their choice and serve as classroom assistants and mentors for younger students.

WHY: To expose young artists to the artistic process – including planning, implementation, collaboration, and execution; and arts education – including elements of lesson planning, classroom management, and reflection. In addition, the YATs will provide feedback and ideas for developing a new teen curriculum.

interested in applying?


  • Must be 13-17 years of age by June 1, 2018
  • Must be available for all dates listed above
  • Record a short video – between 1:00 and 2:00 minutes – with the following:
  1. Name
  2. Age
  3. Grade and school
  4. Favorite art form or artist (dance, music, visual, arts, theater)
  5. Answer the question: “What makes me an artist?”

Send your submissions to Alli via email or Google Drive share at alli@upturnarts.org by Monday, May 14, 2018. Spots will be filled and the YATs will be notified by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.