On this page, find out how you can be and do more at the Frist, with opportunities ranging from art-making to youth program design.
The Frist Art Museum outreach mission includes hands-on workshops for young people to collaborate and create with professional artists. Take a look at our Teen Studios, community workshops, and public exhibitions for and by youth in our city!
See what opportunities there are in our studios and in the community! LEARN MORE.
TEEN ARTS ACTION GROUP
Wanna get involved and see how museums work?
Help plan and host our teen programs by applying to be a Frist Volunteer Teen Ambassador! In May and September, we’ll welcome new members to our Teen Arts Action Group. Open to ages 15–19.
TEEN EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES
Open for submissions through Friday, May 15
2020 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs
The Frist Art Museum’s eighth biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition will showcase some of the finest two-dimensional artwork by students in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) studio art programs. The submission period will run from February 3 through May 15, 2020. Artwork for the exhibition will be selected by a jury of Tennessee artists, educators, and museum professionals. Details on how to participate in this competition are at 2020famyoungtnartists.artcall.org.
Open for submissions from Monday, March 2, through Friday, May 1
Teens Take the Frist!
Open to residents of Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties (ages 13–19)
As part of the Frist Art Museum’s vision to inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways, we are excited to announce our second annual Teens Take the Frist! exhibition! Entries will be juried by Frist museum staff and curated by our summer Opportunity NOW apprentice. The selected artwork will be hung in the museum’s Education Corridor and a celebration held in Summer 2020.
- Full guidelines and contact info will be posted in February.
- Teens who are residents of the above counties are each invited to submit one work of art for consideration. Artwork must have been completed on paper (5 x 7 in. minimum; 9 x 12 in. maximum). The original must not be matted or framed, it must be free of hanging hardware, and it must weigh no more than 0.5 pounds. No 3-D works, including canvas panels, will be accepted.
- Artists will be responsible for delivery and pickup of their work within parameters to be specified by the museum. The Frist reserves the right to print the submitted images for display that have been selected for the duration of the show. The artist (and their parent/guardian, if the artist is under 18) must complete and sign press release, reproduction, and photo release forms upon request.
Learn more about the first Teens Take the Frist exhibition.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Our teen programs receive funding from the Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
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