Teens Curate Teens (TCT)

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Teens 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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2018 Theme: TBD

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2018 Teens Curate Teens theme. We will announce the theme in late November, so please check back then! Thank you to all teens who took our survey to let us know what matters to you!

How To Apply

The application to be a curator or artist exhibitor in the Spring 2018 exhibition will go live in late Fall. Stay tuned!

Questions: please contact Amanda Guest at or TS Hawkins at

2017 Theme: Borders
IM/PERMEABLE Exhibition Dates: May 13 – June 10, 2017

IM/PERMEABLE is a teen-curated exhibition of artworks by teen artists that explores the idea of borders. Borders can be spaces of exclusion or diffusion, or they can provide an opportunity to thrive. Political, emotional, personal and physical borders arise everywhere – they are complicated and this exhibition looks at the many ways we experience them.

ArtsConnection Teen Advisory Council invites you to join us for the opening reception of the exhibition on Saturday, May 13. Explore the themes from the exhibition through art-making activities, engaging discussions, and live performances. Meet the exhibition artists and curators, celebrate the end of the Teen Reviewers and Critics semester, and enjoy local food and giveaways. All welcome!

Past Teens Curate Teens Exhibitions


IM/PERMEABLE, (May 14-June 10, 2017) A teen-curated exhibition of artworks by teen artists that explores the idea of borders….

Where You Been?

Curator’s Introduction and Exhibition Gallery: Where You Been?  is an art exhibition that explores migration, transitions, and traditions in…

Teens Curate Teens 2016

EXHIBITION RUNS: May 14 – June 11 Open to the public select Fridays and Saturdays: Friday, May 20th —…

“Where You Been?”

Please join us May 14, 2016, from 2:00-5:00 PM for the opening of Where You Been?, a teen-curated exhibition of…

TCT Site Visit Recap

Hello! Wah Gwaan! I’m Shanalda, I’m a teen artist, and I’m in my second term as a Student Art…

Teens Curate Teens Info Session

Manhattan Info Session about Artwork Submissions Monday March 23, 4-6pm at the ArtsConnection Office Any questions? Couldn’t get to…

Rose from the Concrete

Broadway Housing Communities Sugar Hill Development St. Nicholas Avenue & 155th Street 9th Floor Exhibition hours: New times! June…