The AGN Youth Council represents Northumberland County youth ages 14-18 who have a passion for the arts and want to build the relationship between young people and art institutions. The program focuses on community building through volunteerism. The Youth Council works to initiate programming by youth for youth, including exhibitions, public art projects, events, and more. Youth Council members meet once a week from September 2019 to August 2020 with additional time spent on special projects specifically projects.
Benefits to Youth Council Membership:
- Free AGN membership for 1 year
- Opportunities to earn volunteer hours
- Exhibition opportunities
- Build creativity and leadership skills
- New Members accepted each fall
For more information please contact Victoria Towrie – Education and Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Keys to our Town’ street piano summer campaign
The Town of Cobourg invited cultural organizations within Northumberland County to paint and design one of three pianos for the ‘Keys to our Town’ street piano summer campaign. Each summer, donated pianos are painted by local artists and displayed in various locations throughout the downtown and waterfront area and passersby are encouraged to play. The concept was based on the “Play Me, I’m Yours” project by artists Luke Jerram, originating in Sheffield, England. The 2019 theme was What Does Culture Mean to You?
The AGN’s Youth Council worked on two piano’s to answer this question.
Learn more about the project here