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.

Teen Arts Action Group (TAAG)

Are you between the ages of 15–18 and interested in working in an artistic environment with peers and professional artists? TAAG is for you! Sign up through our volunteer program to gain community service hours and leadership experience as a Teen Ambassador. The ambassadorships are designed to give you access to the arts, and for you to increase access for others where you live! If you are already a Frist volunteer, you may be able to serve on TAAG in addition to your regular duties.

As a Teen Ambassador, you will learn from Frist educators and mentors how to choose programming themes and serve as an exhibition juror. You will acquire promotional skills, connect with other artistic youth, and create work with some of today’s most innovative artists.  Develop leadership and professional skills as you support the Frist’s ARTlab series (see program details below).'

To be considered for an ambassadorship, you must be able to devote four hours each month to TAAG assignments and attend two TAAG meetings each year (in May and September).

Want to be a part of TAAG?  Apply to become a Teen Ambassador (link coming soon)

Just want to volunteer at the museum? Click HERE

Want to engage further? Check out our Experiential Learning program

Frist ARTlabs are for makers and thinkers alike, ages 11–18.  Collaborate with professional artists to create pieces to be displayed in the community. Practice visual thinking, develop problem-solving skills, and increase your technical artistry during these studio workshops. ARTlabs are free and conducted at our partnering teen centers around Nashville; past hosts include Sevier Park Community Center, Oasis Art Underground, Conexión Américas, Rocketown and STUDIO NPL. Each ARTlab is designed to empower youth and concludes with a showcase at the host location. Check out our upcoming themes and workshops:

June 6–20
Teaching artist: Beizar Aradini
Theme: Refugee and immigrant stories
Join us for the art unveiling and international potluck on June 20

August 20–September 6
Teaching artist: Mirrah Johnson
Theme: Mental health awareness
Details will be posted here in mid-April.

September 11–October 6
Teaching artist: Dee Kimbrell
Theme: Domestic violence awareness
Details will be posted here in early August.


Call for artists
Share your work with us.

  • ARTspot, our online gallery, is open to all artistic youth (ages 11–18)
  • Our 2018 Young Tennessee Artists exhibition is open to students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate studio art programs. Learn more.


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