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Teen Apprenticeship Program


Accepting Applications for TAP 2019

The Teen Apprenticeship Program (TAP) is a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn about contemporary art, MOCA, related careers in the arts and other topics and projects as they relate to visual art.

TAP students meet weekly at the museum beginning Thursday, January 24, 2019. Students will work with museum professionals and artists to explore, art-related careers, new techniques and approaches to art making, how art can be made relevant to our lives today, and will engage deeply with works of art. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to engage with the museum that provides a diverse repertoire of skills to add to their future college and work submissions. TAP is a 12 week program that meets weekly each Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00pm.

We are now accepting applications for TAP 2019.  Applications may be submitted online or print application materials may be dropped off in person, submitted by mail, or emailed to due Sunday, December 9, 2018.

MOCA education department 
2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Print Application 

Online Application   


In 2013 TAP Reception celebrated the unveiling of a MOCA Teen Apprenticeship Blog created by the students in the program. Each student was assigned a week to blog about and was encouraged to be as creative as they wanted to share their TAP experience.

Teen Apprentices are high school students from Hampton Roads, selected for the program by a partnership between MOCA staff and school teachers. 

MOCA thanks the Mary Ann Elliott Foundation for its generous support of the Teen Apprenticeship Program.  

For additional information, contact the education department at 757-425-0000x.329.



MOCA TAP at the 757 Makerspace
MOCA TAP at the 757 Makerspace
2015 MOCA TAP Students
2015 MOCA TAP Students
TAP into MOCA: Documenting MOCA's Teen Apprenticeship Program
TAP into MOCA: Documenting MOCA's Teen Apprenticeship Program