NW African American Museum Youth Curator Program

In 2019, numerous celebrations will take place commemorating Seattle’s own Jimi Hendrix. The Northwest African American Museum is featuring a major exhibition entitled Bold as Love: Jimi Hendrix at Home, which explores how Hendrix’s Seattle roots shaped his musical genius and will run Nov. 27, 2018-May 5, 2019. The Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park is unveiling a significant addition to the Jimi Hendrix Park.   local post office is being named after Jimi Hendrix.

And we are pleased to announce that the 2019 Dr. Carver Gayton Youth Curators Program will engage youth in exploring and celebrating the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. In ‘Scuse Me, Do You Know Jimi? youth will create a public service announcement about Jimi Hendrix that will be on display at the Northwest African American Museum.

Selected participants will engage in a 12-week video art production curriculum and will be trained by professionals to learn the art of video storytelling. The Youth Curator project will culminate in a gallery exhibition, to be on view at NAAM and aired on local media outlets.

Applications are now being accepted for the Youth Curator Program. The 2019 application deadline is Dec. 17, 2018.

Click the link to apply today! Prefer a hard copy to fill out? Click here to print and follow directions to apply.


  • The Youth Curators program is open to 14 to 18 year olds
  • Twelve- 2 hour Saturday sessions begin in  Jan. 12-April 6, 2019, Saturdays from 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Earn school service hours
  • $250 stipend
  • NAAM membership
  • The project becomes a gallery installation at NAAM

Contact for more information about the program:

Stephanie Johnson-Toliver, Project Manager:

Eve Sanford, Education & Public Programs Director: