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TCA Application 2023–24

May 15, 2023 - June 18, 2023

Applications are due by June 18 at 11:59 pm.

Black-and-white poster announcing Calling All Teen Artists! It features an old-style mobile phone in a dirt hole with clumps of flowers around it. From it emits four thought bubbles of increasing size. Below that the tagline asks: Are you curious about art, museums, and community building.

Are you curious about art, museums, and community building? Apply to TCA!

The Teen Creative Agency (TCA) is the MCA’s intensive, creative youth leadership program for Chicago-area teens ages 14–18. Members come from all over Chicagoland. TCA meets weekly at the museum every Saturday from September through June and collaborates on developing creative projects and curating public events.

Program participants receive a $160 monthly stipend.

Follow us on Instagram @tcaatmca.


Free admission for 18 and under is generously provided by Liz and Eric Lefkofsky.