Program Type:Arts, Culture, & Literature
Dallas Public Library strengthens communities by connecting people, inspiring curiosity, advancing lives, and working for racial equity. We are looking to fulfill the mission through this open call opportunity, facilitating a platform for artists to share their perspective of varying Dallas neighborhoods for a virtual neighborhood series titled, Dallas 101.
We are expressly encouraging visual art makers of all backgrounds and to submit their work in the form of an image that can be used for coloring. Modest honorarium will be provided. The project will run from February 1-December 31.
Artists are encouraged to submit work that is inspired by the different neighborhoods in Dallas. We are especially interested in any quirky or overlooked angles of each neighborhood. The goal is to show the true character and culture of each neighborhood through these images. Artists can submit for multiple neighborhoods.
Themes/questions these artworks may address include but are not limited to:
● Community Diversity
● Neighborhood History
● Significance of Neighborhood
Schedule of events and due dates:
- February: North Lake Highlands/Hamilton Park. Due March 31
- March: Lower Greenville. Due March 31
- April: Oak Cliff. Due April 30
- May: Cedars. Due May 31
- June: Oak Lawn. Due June 30
- July: West End. Due July 31
Submissions for art should include:
● A 150-200-word Artist’s Statement detailing the connection to the theme “Dallas 101”
● File submitted image to email@example.com
● Brief artist statement
Qualifications: Submissions should be suitable for public view and follow the Dallas Public Library’s Exhibition Policy.
Please send submissions to the following email no later than the posted due date. firstname.lastname@example.org