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Empowering Teen Artists

Presented by Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, and the Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning

Calling teen artists ready to ignite their creative potential: join us for a transformative year-long program just for you! 


Led by the collaborative efforts of Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Agnes), Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Modern Fuel) and the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (TCCL), this program empowers a small cohort of creative teens to explore their artistic passions and develop the skills needed for successful futures in the arts.


Through a series of monthly workshops, participants gain invaluable insights into the art world, build a creative portfolio, write their own artist statement, document their artwork, and explore different methods of artmaking. This program culminates with the opportunity to curate a group exhibition of the cohort’s work in spring 2025. Don’t miss this chance to fuel your artistic journey and become a leader in tomorrow’s creative landscape!



September 2024 – May 2025, Last Saturday of Each Month from 1 pm – 3 pm


Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be between the ages of 13–19 at the beginning of the program and cannot be enrolled in post-secondary education. Please note that participants are expected to be located in Kingston or the immediate surrounding area, as there is no remote participation for this program.

Application Overview and Guidelines

TCCL, Modern Fuel, and Agnes are fully wheelchair accessible. Accessibility accommodations for submissions are available if needed. Please email if you require accommodation.


The selection committee will consist of one representative from each of the presenting organizations. Your application information is confidential and will only be accessed by the selection committee. Please note that you are able to give your chosen name, if it is different from your legal name. We value diversity in our participants and community, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. While recognizing that the identity of each person is fundamentally plural, multidimensional, changing and evolving, we strongly encourage applications from artists who are: Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Black, POC, racialized (including recent immigrants), 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, neurodivergent, disabled, living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain. We are strongly committed to supporting a wide range of cultural identities and lived experiences, therefore we encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they are comfortable doing so. 

You are asked to provide the following information on the application form:

  • Chosen Name

  • Pronouns

  • Date of Birth

  • Email

  • Address

  • Telephone Number

  • Creative Medium(s)

  • Self-Identification (Optional)


Statement of Interest:

Please submit two paragraphs. In the first, tell us a bit about yourself and your artistic practice (the mediums and themes you’re interested in). In the second, expand on your interest in participating in this program and what you hope to gain from the experience. (500 words maximum)


Supporting Materials.

Please submit up to 5 images to support your application. These could be images of completed artworks, works in progress, or plans for future projects.


The deadline to submit your application is June 7th, 2024.

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