Teens Curate Teens

Teens Curate Teens

Teens Curate Teens Opening and TRaC Finale, Teen <p>Advisory Council and teen curatorsTeens Curate Teens is a free out-of-school program that brings together NYC high school artists and curators to produce an art exhibition based on a theme each Spring.

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2017 Theme: Borders

Voices of teen artists and curators are central to ArtsConnection Teens Curate Teens exhibitions in response to issues in our community. Created by teens, the Spring 2017 exhibition will look at what borders mean to us collectively and as individuals.

Borders can describe or relate to many things, including geography, politics, culture, and art making. They may be interpreted in a variety of ways—as a way to connect people or to separate them, as an outline, delineation, a marker of what belongs and what doesn’t. They can be spaces of threat or exclusion, or they can sometimes provide a space to exist and thrive.

How To Exhibit Artwork

High school artists from New York City are invited to create artwork in response to the theme, Borders. Twenty artworks will be selected by teen curators into an exhibition opening on May 13, 2017 at the Dedalus Foundation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Each exhibiting student and teacher receives a $100 gift card for B&H Photo or Blick Art Supplies.

Submission Deadline: Monday March 27, 2017

Artwork must arrive by this date to the ArtsConnection offices. Our office hours are Mon.-Fri., 9-5pm.

To: ArtsConnection, 520 8th Avenue, Floor 3, Suite 321, New York, NY 10018

One Day Only Drop Off in Brooklyn: Thursday March 23, 2017, 4-6 pm

Address: Dedalus Foundation, 254 36th Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 2-BE, Sunset Park, Brooklyn 11232

Use the link below to Log In to our Teen Portal and apply online, or contact Amanda Guest, Program Manager, at guesta@artsconnection.org or (212) 302-7433 X472.

Log In and Apply

Artwork Application Preview

Proposal Application Preview

How To Become a Curator

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Teen Curators develop an exhibition of artwork around a specific theme that allows teen artists to express themselves, share stories, ask questions, and start conversations among artworks, artists and gallery visitors. Through teamwork, curators gain valuable communication and organization skills, knowledge of art, culture, and the curatorial process. They also get the opportunity to share their voice in the NYC arts scene.

All high school students in New York City are invited to apply to be a part of the 2017 TCT curatorial team. Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, January 19, 2017. Select applicants will be invited to interview for the program. All applicants will be notified of their application status by February 6, 2017.

Program Schedule: Teen curators will meet on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 pm from February 8 through Saturday, May 13. All meetings will take place at the Dedalus Studios in Sunset Park, located at 254 36th Street, #2BE, Brooklyn, NY 11232. TCT curators will work with instructors to schedule a few additional events (i.e. field trips, artists/curator meetings, installations, galleries, etc.) with their TCT group before and after the exhibition opening on May 13, 2017.

Use the link below to Log In to our Application Portal and apply online, or contact Keonna Hendrick, Program Manager, at HendrickK@artsconnection.org.

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