Trolley Barn Curatorial Summer Intensive 2023

Trolley Barn Youth Curatorial Team Spring 2022

Have you ever wondered what happens at a museum or gallery? Curious about what a Curator does or how exhibitions are created? The Trolley Barn Youth Curatorial Team is a new program at The Art Effect's Trolley Barn Gallery that gives you a stipend to create exhibition themes, review and select artworks, and curate how the community interacts with the artwork in the Trolley Barn Gallery. Team members have the opportunity to work alongside professional curators from world-class museums and get hands-on experience working in a gallery setting. This program will prepare you for your first museum or gallery job, and a great experience to add to your resume. 

Trolley Barn Squad – Up Close and Personal Jurying Intensive

Want to call the shots on the next big arts exhibition in Poughkeepsie? Ever wonder how galleries or museums choose what's on the walls? What even IS a curator? Learn to generate a theme, jury a national call for entries, and hang the work as a part of the Trolley Barn Gallery Squad!

The Trolley Barn Gallery Squad is the team of youth who will be leading the decision-making around Trolley Barn Gallery exhibitions for the rest of 2021. Successful applicants will be able to commit to attending all sessions (which adds up to about 3 days per month) and will receive a $500 stipend at the end of the year, as well as recognition for their leadership.