Teen Podcast Project

Teen Podcast Project is the DMA's newest leadership program for teens, initiated in 2020. Members of the Teen Podcast Project work together to create the DMA's first podcast, inspired by Dallas's art scene and the stories participants find along the way. Participants cultivate research, critical thinking, and collaboration skills through their work in the project, and are entrusted as storytellers of the institution. Members of the Teen Podcast Project may serve up to two years in the Teen Podcast Project to ensure a regular rotation of voices and perspectives represented in the podcast. 

Teen Podcast Project members commit to a year of service, and meet twice a month on Thursday evenings to work on projects.

Applications for the 2022–2023 Teen Podcast Project will be accepted August 2 through September 10, 2022. Click here for the application.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for the Teen Podcast Project?

DFW-based teens between the ages of 14 and 19 who have an interest in art, culture, community engagement, and museum work are invited to apply. You do not have to be an artist to apply! Applicants must be available during the school year to attend Thursday meetings twice per month from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the DMA, with occasional events and programming on weekends.

How do I apply?

Applications are available online starting on August 2; click here for the application form. If you aren't able to apply online or if you need additional support, contact us at teens@dma.org or 214-922-1822.

You will be asked to provide contact information for yourself and your caregiver, and a personal reference. You will also provide answers to several short-answer questions. Answer the questions honestly and in your own voice. It helps us get a better sense of who you are and what you’re interested in!

What are the perks of joining the Teen Podcast Project?

Teen Podcast Project members are provided with a stipend for participating: $200 paid twice a year in December and June. Teen Podcast Project members also receive free parking in the DMA Garage and free admission for themselves to special exhibitions. They also receive discounts in the DMA Store and DMA Cafe, and on certain special events.

As a Teen Podcast Project member, you will get hands-on opportunities to develop leadership, interpersonal, and professional skills as you work on podcast episodes. You’ll also go behind the scenes to meet DMA staff members, artists, and community members.

How do I contact someone if I have any questions?

Please send us an email at teens@dma.org or call us at 214-922-1822.