Opportunities for Performers


The City of Takoma Park is seeking films, lectures, poetry, and performances for We Are Takoma‘s Fall 2016 series!

Photo of Children's performers Pinot & Augustine
Children’s performers Pinot & Augustine showed their humorous clown routine with We Are Takoma in March 2015.

Proposal Deadlines

  • Filmmakers: Friday, May 13, 2016,12:00 PM
  • Lecturers: Friday, May 13, 2016, 12:00 PM
  • Poets: Friday, May 13, 2016, 12:00 PM
  • Performers: Friday, May 13, 2016, 12:00 PM

Selections will be made by Friday, May 20, 2016. Any submissions after this date will be considered for our Winter/Spring 2017 series. Submit your application with the forms linked to at the bottom of the page.


All participants in We Are Takoma  may solicit “free will” donations at the door on the date of the event, with a maximum suggested donation of ten dollars ($10.00) per person.

Individuals electing not to make a donation cannot be refused entrance to the event. Those soliciting donations must make arrangements for the collection and safekeeping of any donations. Participants may also sell merchandise at events.

Lecturers and performers receive an honorarium in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for participating in the We Are Takoma series.

Advance ticket sales or reserved seating is strictly prohibited.


The City will promote We Are Takoma events on the City of Takoma Park website, City TV, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the We Are Takoma arts e-newsletter. Additional promotion efforts may include the distribution of fliers and announcements in the Takoma Park Newsletter, We Are Takoma program brochures, and the City Guide.

Participants are encouraged to assist in the promotion of the event by providing and authorizing the use of requested copy, images and video clips, if available. Participants can also promote the event using available marketing and social media outlets.


Venue Information

The Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbot Citizens’ Center Auditorium provides raked seating of 154 fixed seats (with two aisles) and room for 4 wheelchairs. The auditorium can be entered from the central reception area and from the Atrium Gallery. More Auditorium details are available on the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbot Citizens’ Center page.

Venue Parking & Transportation

The Takoma Park Community Center is Metro accessible via the Red Line Takoma Station and is served by the following bus lines: WMATA F4, F6 and RideOn 16, 17, 18, 25.

Limited free parking is available behind the Community Center.


Phone: 301-891-7119

Photo of Suzanne Brindamour of the six-piece folk collective Women Folk
Suzanne Brindamour, of the six-piece folk collective Women Folk, performed with her group in We Are Takoma’s winter 2015 series.

Opportunities for Performers Sections


Breakin' Around the Bloc: Hip-Hop Culture in East Germany During the Cold War

Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 PM

Professor Leonard Schmieding presents the fourth installment in We Are Takoma's new lecture series.

Event Details

Instruments of the Future

Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 PM

An evening of improvised music with traditional and found-object instruments.

Event Details