This free semester-long program empowers high school students (grades 9-12) to become interpreters of the world and works of Salvador Dalí. With the help of guest-speakers and Museum staff, participants will attend hands-on workshops dedicated to the research, writing and recording of new content with the goal of creating the Museum’s a for-teens-by-teens audio tour.
In addition to the art and fun, the Teen Voices program builds self-esteem, enhancing the speaking and writing skills of participants and providing opportunities to verbalize personal choices.
The program consists of 16 meetings, taking place from February through May. Meetings are held on Sundays from 2-4pm. A full schedule of dates will be provided at the first meeting.
The program is administered by Dalí Museum education staff and Pinellas County AP Art History teacher John Stewart. Guest speakers include playwright and audio producer Sheila Cowley and writer and sound designer Matt Cowley.
Students applying agree to:
- Attend 75% of meetings. If possible, notification of the student’s absence in advance is preferred.
- Have an e-mail account and check it at least once a week before meetings.
- Practice appropriate behavior for the museum and classroom setting that is respectful to instructors, peers, and guest speakers.
- Be receptive to constructive criticism and demonstrate willingness to make adjustments as needed.
How to apply:
During the enrollment period, complete an online application which includes basic student information and requires a brief creative writing sample. Separately, have a teacher of your choice email a letter of recommendation to The Dalí Museum School Education Manager, Denisse De Leon at DDeleon@thedali.org.
For additional information please contact:
Denisse De Leon, School Education Manager
Listen to last year’s Teen Voices audio guide Dalí & Spain.
About The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of over 2,400 Salvador Dalí works, including nearly 300 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, as well as more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures and objets d’art. The Museum’s nonprofit mission, to care for and share its collection locally and internationally, is grounded by a commitment to education and sustained by a culture of philanthropy.
The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.