Youth Advisory Board

YAB connects teenagers to the Northwest's all ages arts and music scene by giving them an opportunity to be a driving force in MoPOP's teen programming.

  1. Youth Advisory Board 2016-17.

    Members of YAB have the unique opportunity to make connections with the Seattle arts scene through the production and promotion of events and programming within MoPOP and beyond.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  2. Howl-O-Ween, MoPOP’s spooktacular daytime Halloween party, is just one of many events produced by YAB members. The 2016 activity lineup included tick-or-treating, ghoulish kid-friendly films, dance performances, and a costume parade.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  3. The 2015-2016 Youth Advisory Board at their final celebration, where the group unveiled Open During Construction in Soundboard Alley, an exhibit independently planned, photographed, and curated by YAB members.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  4. YAB members welcomed Hello Kitty to MoPOP by curating the official J-pop playlist for the Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty gallery with youth from the Wing Luke Museum.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  5. Macklemore stops by to chat with YAB about the work that goes into making it as an up-and-coming artist. His advice? Lots and lots of practice plus determination over many years. This takes a lot of work, but the good news is anyone can do it with the right support: “Community,” he shares, “is such a huge part of what ties us together as artists.”

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members directly influence teen programming at the Museum of Pop Culture, collaborating with local musicians, artists, and community groups and promoting teen programs such as Sound Off! MoPOP’s 21 and under battle of the bands. In addition, youth create original content for The Soundboard, an online social network devoted to the all-ages music scene and actively contribute to MoPOP events and exhibit openings.

Opportunities for YAB Members

  • Screen and discuss Sound Off! submissions
  • Assist at events like Bumbershoot, Sound Off! and more
  • Develop MoPOP's youth voice and reach out to other teenagers in the community
  • Help showcase MoPOP programs to the greater Seattle community
  • Get an inside peek at museum exhibits and special events
  • Participate and network on The Soundboard—MoPOP's online community devoted to the NW's all-ages music and arts scene