Teen Arts Festival

TAF Bookmark Front FINAL copy

Cover art for this year's "Art of the Street" theme. Created by Heather Thompson.

Cover art for this year’s “Art of the Street” theme. Created by Heather Thompson.

Each March, Monmouth Arts presents the Teen Arts Festival in collaboration with Brookdale Community College. Held on the Brookdale campus in Lincroft, this unique event is a great opportunity for teens ages 13 to 19 to experience all disciplines of the arts and participate in workshops, performances, exhibits, and critiques. Registration (and applications for evaluations) for schools and independent students can be found online below.

ONLY registered students may attend the festival.

Nearly 2,000 teens attend each year, representing different middle and high schools in Monmouth County as well as home-schooled students. During the two-day event, over 30 artists/teachers present workshops and master classes in their individual specialties, including musical theater, drama, film making, vocal music, Jazz, creative writing, visual arts, dance and instrumental music.

Although it’s not a competition, professional artists at the festival provide in-depth critical reviews of student work, performances, and group presentations – a process that students report to be most beneficial to their growth as artists. Students and performance groups designated as “superior” at the county level are invited to perform at the State Teen Arts Festival and the Art Education Awards. Plans for State Teen Arts Festival 2016 are underway.

We gratefully acknowledge the continued support of Brookdale Community College administration and the use of the campus facilities and personnel, which make this event a success.

TAF Final Instructions | Workshop Schedule | Evaluation Schedule (Thurs/Fri)

2015 Teen Arts Festival @ Brookdale Community College is scheduled for Thursday & Friday, March 19 & 20, 2015. Opening reception is Wednesday, March 18.

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The 2015 Teen Arts Festival was held on March 19 & 20, 2015 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft New Jersey with great success!

You can see highlights of Monmouth Teen Arts Festival 2015 above.  Schools, students and teachers, please “like” us on Facebook, for updates and news for teens!

Each year the artist/evaluators for the festival select the top acheiving presenters and performers in all arts disciplines of the festival.

You can view the best of Festival 2015 by clicking on the link top of the top 2015

You can read the post press release taf 2014 of highlights of last year’s Festival, and view pics on flickr.

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For more information about the festival, please email Sandy Taylor or 732-212-1890 x 6. or Danielle Acerra or 732-212-1890 x 3.