SITE Santa Fe’s Young Curators are planning an exhibition that addresses the current crises facing the planet. They want to show the hopes as well as the fears humanity holds for the future.

The Young Curators welcome submissions of original artwork, particularly those providing personal views and new approaches to these issues.

All mediums, including writing, accepted.

Artists must be age 30 and younger.

A submission form (linked below) must be included with each work. Only images of work are to be submitted at this time. Please do not bring any artwork to SITE Santa Fe.


Submissions due by 5PM on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019.

Questions? Please contact SITE’s Education Manager, Amanda Lee, at

SITE’s Young Curators Program, the only program of its kind in New Mexico, teaches high school students the curatorial side of the art experience, providing alternative ways for teens to connect with art while giving them a glimpse of possibilities within museum careers. Participants in the Young Curators program are empowered to make decisions about their exhibition’s theme, venue, selection of artworks, PR and marketing, fundraising, installation, and opening events. The Young Curators Program is a free weekly after-school program that also gives young artists the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting.

For further information on the Young Curators program, please call Amanda Lee, Education Manager, at 505.989.1199 ext.14 or email


Young Curators Alumni Survey

Over the summer of 2015, SITE’s Education Department conducted a long-range assessment of the Young Curators program. Out of 223 total Young Curators, SITE was able to locate 83 of them. Out of that number, 35% of former young curators took an online survey.


Young Curators Zine: What's Inside 2015 (2015)
An overview of artwork curated by the Young Curators for their "What's Inside" exhibition.

The Young Curators Ice Cream Social (2014)
A selection of artwork curated by The Young Curators for their Ice Cream Social, inspired by artist, David Robbins.

Past Young Curator Exhibitions