TEENS CURATE TEENSArtsConnection and No Longer Empty are collaborating for the third annual Teens Curate Teens exhibition this spring! A group of teens will learn about all aspects of curating and develop an exhibition of their peers- a group of teen artists. Because of the curatorial mission we strongly encourage High school students who either live or attend school in the Bronx to apply.

This Spring’s exhibition location will be the Bronx Old Courthouse. Teens can participate as either curators or artists. Hear from teens in last year’s program:

Cynida’s Story: Part 1
Curating 101

TCT CuratorsApply Today! Application deadline is Feb. 6th. Teens Curate Teens curators are part of the ArtsConnection’s Teen Reviewers and Critics Program. TRaC meets Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm, Mar 4th – May 13th. From May 15th to July 1st, teen curators will work with the program coordinator to schedule hours for gallery sitting and programming in the exhibition. They will be paid for gallery sitting and programming. To apply, complete the TRaC application and list Teens Curate Teens as your ‘1’ preference.

TCT Artists Download Application. Submission deadline is March 27. This year’s exhibition will take place at the historic old Bronx Courthouse, a Beaux Arts building constructed in 1906. The Courthouse is being renovated after standing empty and unused for over 30 years. Its history is written in its architecture– enormous halls with echoes of original courtrooms, and smaller corners that served as holding cells.

This is where you come in! We are looking for work that responds to the space- its past and possible future.  Your artwork can be inspired by ideas about the architecture, justice and the legal system, the history and future of the Bronx. If selected, it will be shown alongside professional contemporary artists working with the same themes.

Spring TRaC 2015 Apply Today! Application deadline is Feb. 6th.

The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for teens to explore the arts in NYC. Participants spend ten weeks attending cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances; visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums; mastering NYC’s subway system; learning the art of discussion and critical writing; producing media content; and so much more! Applicants are invited to choose between 6 different TRaC sections—media, film, theater, music, dance, and Teens Curate Teens–depending on their interests and schedule.

Freelancers’ Corps: Apply Today!  Application deadline is Feb. 6th. 

ArtsConnection’s Freelancer Corps is a FREE six-month program for teens to explore and critique the arts in NYC. The Freelancer Corps is an especially unique opportunity for teens who are self-motivated and want to gain college ready skills in writing and critical thinking around art. Through our High 5 Tickets to the Arts program, participants see cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances; visit artist studios, galleries, and museums; and publish reviews on our teen blog the Journal of Art and Reviews (The JAR)! This program is only open to teens who have participated in TRaC.



2014 Teens Curate Teens artists and curators celebrate their exhibition, A Rose from Concrete. They are joined by ArtsConnection teen programs staff members, Amanda Guest and Diane Exavier, and Jodie DiNapoli of No Longer Empty.