We look for young creatives with a deep curiosity about how their creative skills can enrich their lives and communities, are highly self-motivated, and are willing to invest time and energy to stretch beyond their current comfort zones. Problem Children are excited to work with new mediums, formats, and constraints to create more sophisticated and informed work.
The program places an emphasis on process over a final product, fostering ambitious experimentation and challenging you to lead your own project, exploration, and growth. Successful artists strive to guide their own learning, set goals and milestones, and work through their inquiries, both external and internal.
Problem Children is a program for those who are passionate about exploring the edges of their capabilities, deeply interested in their place in our world, and comfortable with being earnest and wholehearted*.
We accept students exploring: Architecture, Collage, Creative Coding, Design (graphic & web), Digital Art, Filmmaking, Illustration, Installation, Painting, Photography, Poetry, or Sculpture.