Opportunities for Artists
Takoma Park is well known regionally for having a thriving and diverse art scene. The City provides support for the art community and has top notch performance and exhibition facilities. We encourage artists of every stripe to submit proposals and join us for the extremely popular We Are Takoma series!
Scroll down to learn how to get involved with Gallery Exhibits and Events at the Takoma Park Community Center.
The City of Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Commission is accepting proposals for exhibits in the Takoma Park Community Center for Winter/Spring 2017. The Takoma Park Community Center is a vibrant hub of activity with hundreds of people passing through each week.
The Gallery Information page has details on the exhibit space and the current exhibition.
- Artists: Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis
Gallery Exhibit Details
Exhibits run for two months and are scheduled at least six months in advance. Exhibits are thematically grouped.
Selected artists are responsible for all details of the exhibit, including delivery, display and removal of exhibit materials. Guidelines for the development of a successful exhibit in the Community Center will be provided to selected exhibitors.
The City of Takoma Park does not take commission for art sales. All sale proceeds go to the artist. All sold works must remain on exhibit until the end of the show.
The City will promote gallery exhbit 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.
All work entered will be considered available for marketing purposes. 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.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by City arts staff as well as our Gallery Coordinator, Shanthi Chandrasekar. We will notify applicants within three months of receiving your proposal. We schedule exhibits approximately six months before they open. We currently have exhibits booked through December 2016. Submit your Visual Artist application!
Gallery Exhibits Questions
For questions about the gallery contact:
The City of Takoma Park is seeking films, lectures, poetry, and performances for We Are Takoma’s Fall 2016 series!
- 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 series. Submit your application with the forms below.
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.
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.
Opportunities for Artists Questions
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