Project: Identity is a free program for regional high school teens, ages 14-18, 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.
Current Program Offerings
Drop-In Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 59 North Main Street, Liberty, NY
PI: Sessions is a program created to bring High School students 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 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!
Past Editions of Project: Identity Zine
Funding for arts and humanities, outreach and museum education programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies including: The American Gift Fund, the Tammy and Keith Anderson Foundation, the AT&T Aspire Program, the John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry, Nellie and Robert Gipson, Humanities NY, IBM, Joan Kaplan, the William and Elaine Kaplan Family Foundations, Liberty Properties Inc., the Monticello Motor Club, New Music USA, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Resorts World Catskills, the Rhulen Loughlin Family -- in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, Rolling V Bus Corporation, James and Kelly Schmitt and Stewarts Shops. Transportation and tuition assistance has been made possible in part by Dan and Joan Silna, and TD Charitable Foundation, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
Donations help to support our mission to be a world-class cultural center committed to inspire, educate and empower individuals through the arts and humanities.