Teen Museum Studies

Teen Museum Studies


The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) is seeking proposals from local artists to work with students in CAM’s summer 2018 Teen Museum Studies (TMS) program.

Held each summer, TMS offers a small group of teens the opportunity to learn from CAM staff members in all departments and to organize an exhibition from start to finish.

TMS students will feature the work of a single artist in their final exhibition. The group will choose the artist based on applications and will work with them over the course of the program.

The accepted artist must be available for:

  • Time-sensitive email correspondence throughout the duration of the program (June 14–July 20)
  • At least three working sessions with the students (all on Thursdays or Fridays between June 14 and July 20, actual dates to be determined)
  • Interview and studio visit (to be scheduled after acceptance notification)
  • Help with installation of exhibition (in the final weeks, actual dates to be determined)
  • Opening night, September 7, 2018, 6:00–9:00 pm

Applicants must have a strong exhibition record and are encouraged but not required to have some teaching experience as well as experience working with teens. A $1,000 stipend will be provided for time and supplies. All works must be complete and available between the students’ decision and 2 weeks prior to the time of the exhibition. The exhibition will remain up at CAM’s Education Gallery through December 30, 2018.

Applications are due May 13, 2018. Applications must include:

  • A one-page proposal detailing works to be included
  • Up to 10 images of artwork (jpegs) and image list
  • Cover letter
  • Artist statement
  • CV

Apply herE.

Please email jgarza@camstl.org with any questions.

Artists may apply for both the Great Rivers Biennial and the Teen Museum Studies program.