Youth Arts Program

BCAT Youth Honor Code

BCAT is a space for Inspiration and Aspiration.

Inspirationthe process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative

Aspirationa hope or ambition of achieving something.

I am a member of the BCAT Community. 

Together we explore, create and connect.

We express ourselves through the art forms that inspire us.

  • I express who I am honestly and authentically through my words, actions, projects and performances. 
  • I do not engage in any type of physical or emotional aggression, including bullying or fighting, at BCAT or in the greater community.
  • I focus on my success in art and academic classes, at BCAT, and at school.
  • I attend classes regularly, arrive on time, and commit to learn new skills and knowledge.
  • I use what I learn at BCAT to set goals for my future.
  • I respect all BCAT staff, teaching artists, youth and guests. 
  • I take care of the BCAT facility, including the kitchen area, all of the equipment, and supplies available to me during program.
  • I only use cell phones and other electronic devices when they are allowed by teaching artists, or in a space that will not distract other youth.
  • I represent BCAT when I perform or exhibit publicly.
  • I am a youth role model for the greater Buffalo Community. 

I come to BCAT with an open mind, ready to explore and experiment. 

Together, as a collective of young artists, we inspire each other to learn, create, and express ourselves.