IntuiTeens 2023

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 program will meet for five weeks from July 11 to August 11, 2023. All program participants are required to abide by the COVID-19 guidelines established by Intuit for the duration of the program. Eligible applicants are between 15–18 years old and do not need previous arts experience to apply.

Sessions will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12–4 p.m. The program will take place at Intuit with occasional opportunities to engage online.

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 the power of 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!


Thank you for your interest in IntuiTeens! The application period for the summer 2023 program cycle closed on Monday, May 15, and Intuit is no longer accepting applications.

Please contact Cielo Aguilera, youth programs coordinator, at with questions related to IntuiTeens.

Looking back on IntuiTeens 2020

Thank you, supporters!

This program is partially supported by an anonymous donor, Phyllis Rabineau and John Alderson, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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