Student Art Program

I would always be super nervous about showing my paintings because they might not have been good enough, but being able to exhibit in the Student Art Program has helped me see that everyone has a different meaning and perspective on their art. Therefore, no one’s art is ever going to look the same and no one is ever going to be at the same pace as the next person in front of them. –SAP artist

Student Art Program

Amanda Guest, Program Manager

Open to current 6th-12th graders in NYC public schools

Spring Exhibition Theme: The Colors of Our City

Artwork Submission Deadline: Tues., April 12 @ 6pm

For The Colors of Our City, we will return to curating from physical artwork at our ArtsConnection office and discontinue digital artwork submissions. The selected artwork will be framed and installed in the host office space. While we aim to have an in-person opening reception and celebration, we reserve the possibility of this event being virtual in accordance with the most up-to-date Covid-19 safety guidelines. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork. Application coming soon!

Take your art to the next level!

Do you love to make art? Great! Now show it—submit your artwork in response to themes throughout the year for a chance to be part of a group exhibition.

As a Student Art Program artist you will:

  • Submit a drawing, painting, photo, print, or collage – art in any medium that can be framed.
  • Have your work exhibited in one of our corporate partners’ office spaces, if your art is selected; 
  • Connect with a community of teen artists from all over NYC; 
  • Be awarded a $100 gift card from BLICK Art Materials; 
  • Be a VIP guest at the opening reception and award ceremony – where you can bring your family, see your work, meet other teen artists, and celebrate your accomplishments! 

Student Art Program Snapshots