Failure Lab


Failure Lab is a museum-led leadership program for twelve Denver-area high school students. Rather than focusing on achievement, Failure Lab is dedicated to developing creativity, becoming a place where the risk of failure is always a possibility. Students work with artists, museum staff, and their peers to organize exhibitions, plan events, and develop programming. The program runs concurrently with the school year. At MCA Denver, admission to the museum is always FREE, every day, for everyone 18 and under.

Applications open in the spring for the following school year.

Questions? Email Manager of Programs, Molly Nuanes, at or call 720-236-1833

MCA Denver Failure Lab
$10,000 in college scholarships

The Failure Awards Scholarship

Semester-long, paid internship

MCA Denver Teen Ambassadors

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