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Subjects to Change Teen Program

Photo by: Rebecca Stark Photography

Photo by: Rebecca Stark Photography

WHAT IS SUBJECTS TO CHANGE?  Subjects to Change is a program geared for teenagers who want to make a difference in Santa Cruz county by raising awareness of community issues through collaborative arts and creative experiences. This program focuses on exploring what it means to be an active community member, how as a community member you can create change, and the tools necessary to ignite leadership.

Subjects to Change consists of approximately 15 students from across Santa Cruz county who meet at the MAH every Thursday afternoon to talk community, create stuff, & change—both themselves, as a group, and the community. Weekly meetings include team building exercises, occasional guest speakers from our community, offsite work in the community, and documentation of the everyday experiences to help pinpoint key issues in the community at large.

WHO ARE THE SUBJECTS MAKING CHANGES?  We are a group of dedicated doodlers who dig music, embrace creativity of all kinds, and are determined to not only make our community better, but want to get other teens involved. Learn more about us here.


HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED? CALLING ALL TEENS AGES 14-18: We need more of your ideas, thought bubbles and voices to be heard here at the MAH and beyond. If you are interested in participating or collaborating in some way, please email us at


Apply today to be a part of the Teen Winter Art Market.

December 7th is Teen Winter Art Market at the MAH . We’ll be supporting a group of 25 teens as they market and sell their art or crafts. It’s an opportunity to network with other artists, to share their creative brilliance with the community, and to make some dolla dolla bills.

Here’s what you need to know.
When: December 7th
Where: Santa Cruz MAH
How to apply: Email name, grade, school, artist statement, and 3-5 images of your work to
Deadline to apply: November 11th




APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 Cohort is CLOSED. Stay tuned for teen Events throughout the year and APPLY NEXT YEAR!

Teen Program: Subjects to Change Application