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Teen Arts 2019

The Passaic County Teen Arts Festival is scheduled for May 10, 2019 at William Paterson University. Save the date! More details are coming soon. For more information, please call the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs at 973-706-6640.

The Passaic Teen Arts Festival is the countywide culminating celebration of the arts dedicated to inspiring teen artists, educators, professional artists and arts advocates from all across the county to unite as one grand and all-inclusive community. The Passaic County Teen Arts Festival will hosts a plethora of activities, focused towards recognizing the accomplishments of the teen artists by showcasing their creative efforts in the performing and visual arts. The 2019 showcase will focus on the performing arts while the 2020 showcase will focus on the visual arts. In addition to highlighting the accomplishments of the county's talented teen artists, the Passaic County Teen Arts Festival is committed to furthering the interests of all who are in attendance by providing workshops, critique sessions, and exposure to higher education institutions for students,  and professional development workshops for teachers.

This document contains your general information and the Preliminary Registration Form. The final application forms for each of the arts areas will be sent by email to all high schools within Passaic County. Final applications can be physically mailed to any of the schools upon request.

The registration fee is $400 per attending school.This fee covers various expenses of the Teen Arts Festival as a whole such as: space rental, professional workshops, printing, food vouchers, as well as the costs of personnel and supplies. Our Department is happy to report that student workshops will be made possible, in part, by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The Preliminary Registration Form should be emailed to us as soon as you receive approval from your administration to attend the festival – space is limited; it will be first come, first serve. You do not need to wait for your Purchase Order to be issued to complete the Preliminary Registration Form

Preliminary Registration is now open. Registration information and packets can be downloaded here.

DEADLINE DATES
Bus Arrangements ……………………..…………………….As soon as possible
Preliminary Registration Form …..……...…………….due by February 15, 2019
Final Application Form …………………………………....due by March 15, 2019
Volunteer Information* ………………………….….…… due by March 15, 2019
Registration Fees Due ……………………………………... due by April 15, 2019