Proposal Submission: Project Track


South Dallas Cultural Center enthusiastically welcomes project proposals that offers modern and traditional programming in the arts. Project proposals can be submitted by artists/organizations in any stage in their career as long as they have a well-crafted program that is short and meets our main criteria. Multiple submissions can be made by an artist/organization for the same program year and each submission will be judged separately.

Project Track Criteria:

Project submissions should reflect the following criteria:

  • share similar value(s) or align with our mission statement
  • seeks to serve our target demographics
  • limited time engagement (1 – 59 content hours)
  • limited assistance needed from SDCC to perform

Benefits of Project Track:

SDCC can support accepted projects in the following areas: 

  • Space
  • Equipment (limited)
  • Marketing and communications support
  • Artist community/ networking

Proposal Details:

Successful project proposals will detail how the aforementioned criteria will be met by the project proposed. SDCC will accept proposals in varying artforms, content, and age groups served as long as they adhere to the target demographic served, time constraints, and values promoted.

Artists offering project proposals have no career requirements to qualify as a teacher/administrator of the project but need to show competency in the artform, clear values and intention in offering the project and a demonstrated need of how performing the project with SDCC would be beneficial to the success of the project.

Successful project proposals will detail exactly which spaces, equipment and marketing support will be needed to ensure the success of the project.

This year, all proposals submissions must be submitted through an online application. Applicants must also complete the Support Materials document, providing samples of work and additional information about the proposed project/program. A downloadable template document can be found below. It is recommended that all applicants follow the template closely. There will be no in-person submissions, auditions or art-pieces accepted during the initial proposal process.

2020-21 Support Materials Template (Word)

2020-21 Support Materials Template (PDF)


  1. Before beginning the proposal process, carefully read the Call for Proposals guidelines for each track.
  2. Using Support Materials template, provide all relevant information to support project/program proposal.
  3. Save completed Support Materials document as a Word or PDF file. File size should be not exceed 8 MB. It is highly recommended to save document as PDF to retain document format.
  4. Using a file sharing platform of your choice, create a shareable link of the Support Materials document. (Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft Onedrive, We Transfer, Canva are just a few options.)
  5. Complete online application. Project
  6. Under the Support Materials section, drop file share link into online proposal application.
  7. Submit online proposal application.
  8. You’re done!


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