Submissions are now closed for the 2018/2019 season.

Things to consider:

  • Submissions must come from organizations or artists in the City of Dallas
  • Performances must take place between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • Performances will generally take place in the smaller venues of the AT&T Performing Arts Center (Hamon Hall, 6th Floor Studio Theatre, Sammons Park, etc.), however, creative use of the other spaces on the Center’s campus is encouraged (i.e. Strauss Square, the Donor Reflecting Pool, Brierley Esplanade).

What You Will Need to Complete the Submission

  • Detailed contact information
  • Biographic summaries
  • If applicable, the organization’s mission, history, and current annual budget
  • Project Budget
  • Project Information including name, description, desired dates, desired venue, project’s goals, technical requirements, script (if available), or any additional materials to deepen our understanding of the project
  • Diversity Information (cast, staff, or board, if applicable)
  • Marketing or Advertising plans, including social media accounts

Supplemental Materials to highlight your talent and expertise. This may include links and/or files to upload of past work and accomplishments.

The Selection Process:

Each year, the Center will announce submission dates and available venues. Proposals must meet the technical capabilities of the proposed venue in order to be considered. Projects are selected through a multi-level review process.

  • Project submissions will be presented before the Elevator Project Advisory Panel, a group of five individuals chosen jointly by the Center and the Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs, which will review and adjudicate the projects. No artist/group with an active submission may serve on the panel. The panel will also be advised by a Center operations specialist to ensure the submissions meet the technical standards.
  • The panel will make enough recommendations to fill the available slots, as well as runner-up projects to be considered if the primary recommendations are not able to proceed.
  • The primary and secondary recommendations will then be reviewed jointly by the Center, the OCA Director and Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission for advice and recommendations.
  • The Center will then take those recommendations and begin negotiations with the groups to establish a fee and secure the space and calendar.