Ever wondered what it's like to work in the exciting world of the arts? Wonder no longer with CAC Teen Board and learn first-hand from professionals working today in museums, galleries, artist studios, theater tech, production, marketing, and more! As a member of the CAC Teen Board, you’ll collaborate with the other members to put your skills to the test by creating programs and organizing an exhibition for teen artists from across the city!

About CAC Teen Board

The CAC's Teen Board engages 14 New Orleans high school students to serve on a museum board and participate in a series of professional development and skill workshops from top arts administration professionals in New Orleans and beyond. Putting these new skills to the test, Teen Board members will curate an exhibition in Spring 2021, along with a host of public programming directed at teen audiences. The Teen Board aims to provide youth the freedom, structure, and professional knowledge to be agents and decision-makers in their artistic communities.

The Teen Board will meet 20 times, every other Saturday, from September to June, will complete at least three workshops taught by arts administration professionals, and will visit five artists’ studios this year. The program will be adapted online to address social distancing requirements as necessary.

2020 Teen Board Applications Now Open - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Calling teen art-lovers, organizers, creators, and innovators: the CAC has opened applications for our 2020 Teen Board! As a member of the CAC Teen Board you will meet every other Saturday afternoon with other high school students from around the city to drive artistic content at the CAC and gain vauable arts administration experience alongside industry professionals, from the curation of exhibitions, to marketing, budgeting, and much more!

The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Selected Teen Board members will be announced via email soon after -- please stay tuned!

Knowing that everyone has different ways of engaging, this year we are accepting applications via a written form or through a requested interview:

Apply Now via Written Application


Request an Interview via Zoom or Phone Call
Once your request has been received we will contact you to schedule and complete your interview.

Questions? Contact us at education@cacno.org. If you have questions concerning transportation, please email kpeguero@cacno.org.

Teen Open Call Exhibitions

Every year, the CAC's Teen Board is responsible for curating and organizing a special public exhibition showcasing works by teen artists across the New Orleans community. The CAC's 2020 Teen Open Call exhibition will take place in the Spring of 2021, with exact dates to be announced soon. Explore past Teen Open Call exhibitions, below!


Teen Open Call Exhibitions