The CUE Teen Collective is a free, after school program designed for NYC high school students interested in pursuing art careers. Participants meet on Thursday afternoons from October through June to investigate the contemporary art world, develop professional skills, and produce a group exhibition in CUE’s gallery space. The CUE Teen Collective aims to cultivate teens’ personal artistic voices and to expand their notions of what art can be and how artists function within the world today. We pay particular attention to collaboration, non-traditional art and artists, and hybrid career paths. Through field trips, engagement with CUE’s exhibiting artists, and conversations with art professionals, participants are offered unique access to NYC’s art world.

Classes take place at CUE Art Foundation, located in the Chelsea/Flatiron district. The program includes an active field trip schedule to locations around NYC. Participants should be comfortable independently navigating the NYC subway system.

Classes begin October 12th, 2017 and run through May 31, 2018. Classes take place on Thursday afternoons, 4:30pm - 6:30pm. 

We are looking for NYC high school students in grades 10-11 who are interested in exploring careers in the arts (future professional artists, curators, art critics, publishers, and more).


The application form will be available online in August 2017. The deadline to apply is September 28th, 2017.
To apply, students will be asked to answer a short questionnaire and submit two artwork samples through the online application.

Click through below to pre-register your interest!

For more information, contact Eva Elmore, Programs Assistant: