MoxieMag at MCA Denver by Tai Bickham

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Teen MoxieMag at MCA Denver

By Tai Bickham
Published Issue 099, March 2022

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver hosts a variety of programming dedicated to the creative development of teens. MoxieMag is a magazine created by teens for teens, where they take on the roles of creative thinkers, writers and designers, to create a monthly online editorial covering art, music, stories and shenanigans. The MoxieMag program partners with local artists for each semester to expose the group to professionals working within the creative industry. The program is facilitated by Zachary Davidson, MCA Denver’s Youth Programs Manager, and explores contemporary ideas and the creation of original content. 

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“During my time in MoxieMag, I was able to really explore my interest in film on a much deeper level and combine that interest with journalism. A highlight of my experience would be having an outlet for creativity and improving my writing in a sphere that wasn’t school-related. I feel like now I will have the motivation and confidence to create more things that combine my interests and allow me to learn and explore in a creative way. I also think getting to create the magazine alongside the other interns was a really positive experience, and I feel like I improved in my ability to create collaboratively, while also getting to meet and work with some really cool and interesting people.”

– Claire Cameron 

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MoxieMag is a semester-long program opened to all high school students in Denver and surrounding counties. For more information on the program and how to apply, visit Learn more about MCA Denver Teens on Instagram.

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Check out MCA’s February Birdy install highlighting Young Hearts: An Exhibition created in collaboration by artist in residence Cami Galofre and Failure Lab Teens, or head to our Explore section to see more from them.

Tai Bickham is a photographer, writer and the Business Manager and Executive Assistant to the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

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