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Project: Identity

Project: Identity provides opportunities for regional teens to engage in the arts while cultivating skills for college, career, and civic life in a social and creative environment. Each installment of Project: Identity focuses on a specific art form and works to inspire imagination, innovation and professionalism within its young participants, fostering success in future endeavors. Project: Identity provides teens in our community with a needed opportunity to create a well-rounded lifestyle that includes participation in the arts and an inspired push for empowered action.

No prior art, music, theater, creative knowledge necessary.

All Project: Identity Programs require an application. Which includes a two paragraph statement from the teen on what inspires them to be a part of the program.

2017 Program Offerings

PI: Sessions

Location: 25 Darbee Lane, Liberty, NY

Starts Tuesday, February 28th

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-7PM

PI: Sessions is a program created to bring teens together each week to explore their own creativity, build friendships and community ties, and present their creations to a supportive audience of colleagues.

PI: Photography

Location: The Conservatory at Bethel Woods

Every Wednesday from 6-8PM and Sunday from 1PM-5PM, March 1st through May 24th

PI: Photography is a unique opportunity for teens to learn about the basics of photography while producing incredible images! Individual expression through image making is essential during this 11-week program. By working together through this immersive experience, teens will learn the history different styles of photography by shooting their own images. We will learn the skills to manipulate digital images in Adobe Photoshop and throughout the weeks learn how to curate images for our photo book and exhibition!

Check out past work of Project: Identity below, including a Season Finale program and two past editions of their zine:


Past Editions of Project: Identity Zine:

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Funding for education, outreach and museum programming for individuals and families is provided by generous individuals, foundations and agencies including: Montreign Resort Casino, American Gift Fund, John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry, IBM, Joan Kaplan, the Monticello Motor Club, the Museum Association of New York, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Rhulen Loughlin Family -- in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, and James and Kelly Schmitt. Transportation and tuition assistance made possible in part by First Niagara Foundation, Dan and Joan Silna, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.