The Creative Youth Society

The Creative Youth Society

The Creative Youth Society provides creative career-based visual arts programming to underserved youth and aligned organizations within the New York City area.  Youth participants are between the ages of 13-24, with a primary focus on youth dealing with adversities such as the justice system, homelessness, and foster care. While attending CYS workshops, participants can learn a number of creative skills such as photography, painting, digital art, furniture design, toy art, exhibition design, or lighting design. CYS has also partnered with various like-minded organizations such as the Queens Council on the Arts, the New York City Artist Corps, and NeOn Arts. The Creative Youth Society mission is to empower New York City youth to rise above adversity by teaching them creative skills, promoting future leadership within the creative industries.

Archive Exhibitions Supported by The Creative Youth Society

The Crown and Glory Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

The Crown & Glory Project celebrates underrepresented young creatives in NYC, challenging them to create DIY crowns from unconventional and found materials, as well as create collaborative photo portraits wearing their crowns that capture their individuality and goals as future creative leaders.

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The Creative Ambassadors Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Fulton Ferry Landing
 archive : 2022

Presented by Sharon Miller for Honeydark Studios and Photoville

The Creative Ambassadors Project is an impactful photo series showcasing underserved New York City youth in powerful editorial-style portraits based on their creative career aspirations.

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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by The Creative Youth Society

Jun 82022

Youth Artist Exchange Panel: The Creative Youth Society

A Youth Artist Exchange panel featuring The Creative Youth Society

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