IntuiTeens 2022

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 2022 program will be hybrid with opportunities to engage online and in the museum. IntuiTeens will meet for five weeks from July 5 to August 4, 2022. 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. It is expected that 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!


The application period for the summer 2022 program cycle is now open! Apply to be an IntuiTeen by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Apply here

Please contact Will Deschler at with questions related to the IntuiTeens program.

Looking back on 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