IntuiTeens 2021

Program Overview

Are you curious, creative and socially engaged? Are you looking for something to do this summer? Intuit is the place for you! The IntuiTeens program is a unique opportunity to meet teens from across the city, explore your creativity and celebrate the power of outsider art.

IntuiTeens will provide guidance and mentorship in digital engagement, museum education, arts teaching and so much more! The summer 2021 program will be held online and in person. IntuiTeens will meet for five weeks from July 13 to August 12. All program participants are required to abide by the health and safety procedures established by Intuit for the duration of the program. Eligible applicants are between 15-18 years old.

Sessions will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. At least one session a week will be online, and on-site sessions will take place at Intuit.

As an IntuiTeen, you will:

  • Grow leadership skills through creating digital engagement opportunities for teens
  • Develop art-making skills and expand your creative practice
  • Collaborate with local teens, professional artists and community organizations
  • Gain hands-on experience in community arts teaching and nonprofit work
  • Receive a stipend for the summer

All IntuiTeens help fulfill the museum’s mission to celebrate outsider art. Each IntuiTeen will explore what engaging with outsider art means on their own terms. That is what is so exciting about outsider art: making something for your own enjoyment and your own expression! No previous arts experience is required to apply.


Thank you for your interest in the IntuiTeens! The application period for the summer 2021 program cycle is now closed.

Looking back on the IntuiTeens 2020

IntuiTeens is generously supported by:

City of Chicago | Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot
Illinois Arts Council Agency
PayPal Gives
Anonymous Donor
Phyllis Rabineau and John Alderson