Since 1995, CAM’s New Art in the Neighborhood program has sought to nourish the creative minds of our city’s talented young artists. Every Saturday during the school year, up to 20 teens selected through a competitive application process come to CAM for pre-professional level art instruction with educational staff and visiting artists. This intensive approach presents participating students with opportunities and resources that are not available in their regular school curriculum. This nationally-acclaimed program challenges students to adapt to the materials used at the forefront of art today, and it enables them to build a portfolio of work they can use to apply to college or employment. We are thrilled to report that 100% of students graduating from the program during the last decade have gone on to college.
“New Art in the Neighborhood is our most intensive education program, and we’re proud to report that 100% of program graduates go on to college”
– Paul Ha, Director Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis