Contact: Chloe at

GirlStories is a free after school program for girls ages 12-15 that empowers them to become makers and individuals, and encourages them to bring their unique perspectives into fields that are lacking a female voice. The program will focus on the experience of being: an artist, a girl, and a woman, and will reflect upon the personal and universal situations women face.

In practice, students will explore various forms of art making to develop an artistic identity and personal voice to share their unique experiences. GirlStories will expose the participants to the work of other women artists in disciplines that include: filmmaking, performance art, writing, illustration, and sculpture. The program will include visits from guest artists and hands-on experience with techniques, processes, equipment and technologies used in making art.

GirlStories will culminate in a gala at the end of the program for the participating girls and their families to share their final projects and finished pieces.


  • To empower girls and build self-confidence in their individual artistic voice and practice.
  • To create a safe environment for young women to explore issues of identity and culture.
  • To discover and learn about women artists from history and contemporary art.
  • To apply and learn skills and techniques from a wide range of art disciplines.

Fall Semester Dates: September 29 – December 22, 2017

Times: Friday afternoon from 4 – 6:30 PM in the Media Lab, 12 sessions (excluding school breaks). Some days will be extended for guest visits.

Spring Semester Dates: January 19 – May 25, 2018

To apply: Fill out an application here.

Deadline to apply is December 31, 2017. Students accepted into the program will be announced the week of January 5.

Questions? Contact Chloe at


This program is supported, in part, by the American Eagle Outfitters Foundation, the Stillpoint Foundation, the Keith Haring Foundation, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation, the Louis Legacy Foundation, the Cowles Charitable Trust, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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