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TEEN ARTS FESTIVAL

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For those schools who have not participated in recent years or ever before, the Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival happens over two consecutive days in mid-March. We invite all teens ages 13-19 to experience professional critiques in their artistic disciplines, fun and interactive cross-disciplinary workshops, peer performances, and exhibitions. We provide a welcoming environment for students to showcase their skills and hear valuable critiques from professional artists. 

 

We welcome high schools, middle schools, home-schooled students, art/music studios, and dance schools to participate. If your school does not sign up, individual teens can register with the help of their parents (if under 18 years old). 

Teen Arts Festival

In collaboration with Monmouth Art’s Creative Expressions Arts & Wellness program, our theme this year is Unzip Your Mind. Through workshops and activities we will work creatively to "unzip" negative and overwhelming thoughts and feelings from our minds, allowing us to realize what may be weighing us down. We all have thoughts and feelings we would like to let go of and remove from our daily narrative. As we continue to open ourselves up to acknowledging these negative emotions and releasing them artistically we are able to leave more room for positivity and growth! 

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The festival will feature workshops and a group art exhibit around the theme of Unzip Your Mind, and we hope that many of the students will prepare work for the festival that encompasses the theme as well. Of course, you are in no way obligated to use this theme in order to participate. The theme serves as a useful tool for some teachers, who develop curricula around the concept.

This year Monmouth Arts will once again be partnering with Brookdale Community College. The festival will be held on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 of 2023 on Brookdale's Lincroft campus, during the college's Spring Break. 

FESTIVAL REGISTRATION
Registration

Registration is now open! Prior to registering, please read through the 2023 General Festival Guidelines and the guidelines for each discipline that your school plans to participate in. These guidelines can be found below.

The deadline to register is February 3, 2023.

 

Click here for the 2023 General Guidelines.

2023 GUIDELINES:

Choir

Creative Writing/Poetry

Dance

Drama

Film/Video

Instrumental Solo and Small Instrumental Ensemble

Jazz and Large Instrumental Ensemble

Musical Theater

Photography

Piano

Visual Art

Vocal Solos and Small Vocal Ensemble

2023 DUE DATES:

Registration Form: February 3, 2023

Payment for Registration: February 3, 2023

Evaluation Forms: ​February 10, 2023

Submissions: February 24, 2023

REGISTRATION FEES
Registration Fees
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Purchase orders and checks can be made payable to "Monmouth Arts" and can be mailed or faxed to:

ATTN: Sandy Riddle, Arts Education & Events Manager

Monmouth Arts

130 Maple Avenue, Suite 7B

Red Bank, NJ 07701

FAX: (732) 212-0530

 

EVALUATION FORMS
Evaluation Forms

In addition to submitting entries, all registered schools and independent registrants must submit Evaluation Forms for every discipline they are registered for. Below, you will find the Evaluation Form for each discipline. All Evaluation Forms are to be submitted no later than February 10, 2023.

Choir

Creative Writing/Poetry

Dance

Drama

Film/Video

Instrumental Solo and Small Instrumental Ensemble

Jazz and Large Instrumental Ensemble

Musical Theater

Photography

Piano

Visual Art

Vocal Solos and Small Vocal Ensemble

Adjudication Schedule
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Workshop Proposals
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Monmouth Arts is seeking professional artists who are interested in presenting workshops throughout the duration of the festival. In collaboration with Monmouth Art’s Creative Expressions Arts & Wellness program, our theme this year is Unzip Your Mind. Through workshops and activities we will work creatively to "unzip" negative and overwhelming thoughts and feelings from our minds, allowing us to realize what may be weighing us down. We all have thoughts and feelings we would like to let go of and remove from our daily narrative. As we continue to open ourselves up to acknowledging these negative emotions and releasing them artistically we are able to leave more room for positivity and growth!  We are looking for several workshops to carry out this theme in a variety of innovative and engaging ways for students aged 13-19. Please note, however, that to be considered proposals do not need to cater to the theme. We expect many of our workshops and masterclasses to be non-thematic.

 

If you or your organization is interested in submitting a workshop proposal, please fill out the Workshop Proposal Form by clicking the button below. Proposals will be reviewed as they come in and artists will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm acceptance. Workshop proposals are due January 27, 2023.

COVER CONTEST
Cover Contest

Monmouth Arts invites student artists to submit designs to be considered for the cover of the 2023 Teen Arts Festival program! In addition to having your design on the cover of the program, the winner will receive a prize!

Theme: Unzip Your Mind

In collaboration with Monmouth Art’s Creative Expressions Arts & Wellness program, our theme this year is Unzip Your Mind.  We all have thoughts and feelings we would like to let go of and remove from our daily narrative. As we continue to open ourselves up to acknowledging these negative emotions and releasing them artistically we are able to leave more room for positivity and growth! 

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Click here to download the Submission Form

Submission Guidelines:

  • Students submitting design work must be registered for the 2023 Monmouth Arts Teen Arts festival.

  • Designs should reflect the theme Unzip Your Mind.

  • Submissions should be original ideas only. Of course, we encourage you to be inspired by your favorite comics and characters but please only use original ideas and non-trademarked designs.

  • Monmouth Arts will add text as an overlay to the image with the festival name and relevant logos. The Monmouth Arts logo is available on our website to be used in your design as a placeholder for where you believe the logo should be within the design, but please be aware that Monmouth Arts reserves the right to alter those placements.

  • All visual art forms are welcome (traditional or digital art forms; photographs of 3-dimensional work are acceptable)

  • Designs must be submitted as a .pdf, in addition to the Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or InDesign file. Adobe files must include all editable layers. In other words, the file should be editable by our team. Altogether, a native file and an exported file must be submitted.

  • Size: 8.5" x 5.5" plus .125" bleed

  • A signed Submission Form must be sent in with the design in order to be considered. We will accept submissions from either individual students directly or educators on their behalf. 

  • Submissions are due February 10th and the winner will be announced in early March.

  • Submission form and design must be emailed to Arts Education and Events Manager, Sandy Riddle, at sandy@monmoutharts.org by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 10, 2023.

ARTWORK LABELS
Artwork Labels

Click here to download labels for Visual Art & Photography

 

These labels are to be put on the back of each piece of artwork (on the bottom for 3D work). The label must be present, filled out completely, and attached before drop-off. It is the responsibility of the artist or teacher to ensure the label is attached to the work. Work without labels will not be adjudicated. 

2023 FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Sponsorships
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In-Kind Sponsor

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In-Kind Sponsor

Sponsorship and Ad form links below:

Click here to download Sponsorship Form

Click here to download Ad Journal Form

Click here to download Ad Sizing Specifications

Questions?

Contact the Arts Education & Events Manager, Sandy Riddle at:

sandy@monmoutharts.org

732.212.1890 x102

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