South Dallas Cultural Center is seeking proposals from organizations to produce public programming for the 2019-2020 (October-May) season.  

SDCC Core Groups are distinguished by their commitment to presenting programs, instruction and enrichment activities that elucidate the myriad of contributions African people make to world culture. They are committed to working as a community of artists, scholars, and arts educators who collectively provide best practices in educational & cultural experiences from an African-centered perspective.

In the past, we’ve feature core groups like Soul Rep Theatre, Dallas Malandros Capoeira Martial Arts, Beckles Dancing Company, Cry Havoc Theater, Terrance M. Johnson Dance Project and WordSpace with presentations ranging from theatre & dance productions to dialogue series.  Core Groups have access to SDCC’s studio spaces at a free or reduced cost.  

SDCC seeks to diversify our offerings and continue to provide strong public programming related to African diasporic contributions to world culture. We invite all who are interested to apply.


Our Venue

South Dallas Cultural Center’s mission is to provide instruction and enrichment in the performing, literary, media and visual arts with emphasis on the African contribution to world culture.

Our unique facility is located at the corner of Robert B. Cullum and S. Fitzhugh, next door to Fair Park featuring a black box theater, dance studio, art studio, and multi-purpose room.

  • Black Box Theater is fully equipped with lighting, audio, visual, and two dressing rooms. Capacity is 100 patrons.
  • Dance Studio is equipped with a sprung marley floor, speaker system, mirrors, high ceilings, and two dressing rooms. Capacity is 40 dancers.
  • Multi-Arts room is a large open space configurable to almost any artistic occasion. Capacity is 75 patrons.
  • Art Studio is equipped with two printing presses, work tables, working sink, and is dual-sectioned. Capacity is 20 patrons.
  • Lobby area available for receptions. Capacity is 80 patrons.
  • Tables, chairs, projector, rolling 52’’ television, microphones, and kitchen area are available on a first come, first served basis.



  • Organizations submitting proposals must be Dallas based.
  • Proposals must be centered on African diasporic contributions to world culture.


Submitting Proposals


All proposals must be submitted to: 


Core Groups are required to produce a minimum of one (1) performance and a maximum of (3) performances or a minimum of six (6) weeks and maximum of (8) weeks of classes, workshops, or recurring events.  Proposed rehearsal times must be included with all performing arts events.

All proposals will be considered for the 2019-2020 season only. With your proposals, please include:

  • Statement of purpose.
  • Artist or organizational resume or CV.
  • Media Kit (photos, CDs, DVDs, links to online photos or clips, etc.)
  • Biographies of the executive team.
  • 2019-2020 Season calendar.
  • At least 2 professional references from previous venues or organizations you’ve worked with.


Submission Deadline:                              Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 11:59pm

Selection Notification:                            Thursday, August 1, 2019 (after 6pm)


Core Groups that are accepted will be informed via email. All core groups will be required to sign a community partner and facility usage agreement. 



  • SDCC’s season runs from October 1st – September 30th. The schedule for programming is as followed:
    • October – December
    • February – May
    • August – September


  • No programs are allowed during January, June, and July.
  • No programs or rehearsals are allowed Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.
  • Hours of Operation
    • Regular Hours (August-May)
      • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm
      • Wednesday & Saturday 9:00pm-5:00pm
      • Sunday & Monday Closed
    • Summer Hours (June-July)
      • Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
      • Saturday & Sunday Closed


Please contact John Spriggins at INQUIRIES ONLY!