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SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019/2020 SEASON ARE CLOSED.

Things to consider:

  • Submissions must come from organizations or artists in the city of Dallas.
  • Performances must take place between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020.
  • 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).

Technical Specs for the Center’s individual venues are available for download here:

Tech Specs

What You Will Need to Complete the Submission

Please collect the following information before you begin the application process:

  • 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 your past work and accomplishments.

NOTE: Uploaded files should be representative of your work. For instance, a dance project should include video and audio showing your ability to dance. A musical project should include audio files.

The Selection Process:

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

  • The Elevator Project Advisory Panel, a group of five individuals chosen jointly by the Center and the Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs, will review and adjudicate the submitted projects. No artist or group with an active submission may serve on the panel. A Center operations specialist will advise the panel to ensure submissions meet the technical standards.
  • The panel will make enough recommendations to fill the available slots, as well as runner-up projects for consideration 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 the Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission for advice and recommendations.
  • The Center will take those recommendations and begin negotiating with the groups to establish a fee, secure the venue and finalize dates on the calendar.

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019/2020 SEASON ARE CLOSED.