Monmouth Arts is closely following communication from the CDC, the NJ Department of Health, and the Monmouth County Health Department regarding the outbreak of COVID-19. The health and safety of our students, teachers, artists, staff, and community are our highest priority. It is for this reason that Monmouth Arts has come to the tough decision to postpone the 2020 Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival at this time. Please click here for more info.
Thursday and Friday, March 19 & 20
Brookdale Community College
TEEN ARTS OPEN HOUSE
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Wednesday, March 18th
Center for Visual Arts @ Brookdale Community College
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Join Monmouth Arts as we celebrate another exciting year of the Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival! This is the only opportunity the general public has the chance to experience the work of Monmouth County's most talented teens - so don't miss out! Show up between 6 and 7 to stroll around and view the visual art and photography work throughout the Center for Visual Arts at Brookdale Community College. This is an accessible facility. Please park in Lots 1 or 2.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
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 (March 19 & 20, 2020). 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).
As you may already know, this Spring commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day is celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This anniversary comes at a time where it is more important than ever before to be talking about how we can protect our planet. Monmouth Arts is joining in on this worldwide celebration of activism for our 2020 Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival, and we are thrilled to announce this year's theme: ReCreate!
The festival will feature workshops with content based around this theme of environmental conservation and awareness, and I hope that many of your students will prepare work for the festival that is encompassing of the theme as well (although, not required).
ReCreate! will also provide an opportunity to facilitate conversations with students around the idea of how they can make an impact through their artistry. Artists can be the most powerful advocates, and it is my hope that students will explore how to contribute to conversations and make their concerns about the future of our Earth heard! As students begin to prepare work for the festival, I hope you will take time to have discussions with them about how they can take on some personal responsibility for protecting our planet. Our goal is that students (and teachers too!) will leave this year's festival as ambassadors for change in their communities, as everyone of us is accountable for the world we leave behind!
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. There will be several workshops and a group exhibition that utilize the theme during the festival, but again, there is no obligation to use this theme in order to participate.
This year, Monmouth Arts will once again be partnering with Brookdale Community College, and the festival will be held on March 19 + 20, 2020 on Brookdale's Lincroft campus, during their Spring Break week.
Join "2020 MTAF Film Submissions" Group
You must first create an account if you do not already have one. It is preferred that an account be created by the school itself, and all entries are uploaded through that account. FOR EXAMPLE, a film teacher at Communications High School would create an account on Vimeo, and would then upload all of their students' MTAF entries onto that account.
Upload Entry to Personal Account
Click the blue button in the top right hand corner of the page that says "Upload" to upload the video. In the title, please put the title of the film. In the description, be sure to include the student's name. Please repeat this process for each entry.
Add the Film to the Group
Click the "Collections" icon on the video after it has been uploaded to your profile (looks like 3 squares stacked on top of one another) to add the film to the "2020 MTAF Film Submissions Group" and repeat for each entry.
Labels for Visual Art & Photography
These labels are to be put on the back of each piece of artwork (on bottom for 3D work, etc.). 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.
The labels are also available on our website.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Please note that the guidelines below have changed since last year. Read them carefully and thoroughly before registering.
Evaluation forms are now available below! These MUST be completed IN FULL, PRIOR to the festival and before the due date (February 2nd). These, unlike the new registration form, will not be electronic, instead remaining on paper copies to be mailed, emailed, or faxed to Monmouth Arts. Performance and art selections must be made WELL ahead of the due date - and changes will not be permitted before the festival after the due date. This also means works of art to be submitted for adjudication should be known ahead of time, including size dimensions, titles, student names, etc. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE REGARDING THESE RULES. In order for the festival to be a fun and fulfilling experience for all involved, these guidelines must be adhered to. The due dates for all Teen Arts paperwork are listed below. Please be aware that any late submission of necessary paperwork will result in a $100 late fee, if it can be accepted at all.
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***PLEASE NOTE: There are several minor changes to guidelines this year in some of these disciplines. Please read through guidelines carefully regarding each of the disciplines and eligibility to participate in each category of adjudication. ***
2020 EVALUATION FORMS:
2020 DUE DATES:
REGISTRATION FORM: January 24, 2020
PURCHASE ORDERS/CHECKS FOR REGISTRATION: January 24, 2020
MADE PAYABLE TO "MONMOUTH ARTS"
EVALUATION FORMS: February 2, 2020
CREATIVE WRITING: February 14, 2020
SHEET MUSIC: February 28, 2020
VIDEO/FILM SUBMISSIONS: February 28, 2020
Purchase orders (PO) and checks can be made payable to "Monmouth Arts" and can be mailed or faxed to:
ATTN: Vinny Martini, Arts Education & Events Manager
105 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
FAX: (732) 212-0530
2020 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
The deadline for workshop proposals has now passed. Instructors of selected proposals have been notified via the email address provided on the proposal application. If you have any questions regarding the selection process or workshops at the Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival, please contact the festival coordinator Vinny Martini at or by phone at (732) 241-3144.
2020 FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Interested in sponsoring the event? Learn how you can help by clicking here!
Stay tuned for more updates on the 2020 Monmouth Teen Arts Festival!
The fees for the 2020 festival are above.
Registration forms and checks/purchase orders are due on January 24, 2020, made payable to Monmouth Arts.
******THERE IS A $100 LATE FEE AFTER JANUARY 24. LATE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 5, 2020******
Please plan accordingly and reserve your space with your students at the festival as soon as possible to avoid late fees.
Contact the Arts Education & Events Manager, Vinny Martini at: