Call for Proposals: Exhibitions


South Dallas Cultural Center is seeking proposals from artists and curators for exhibitions in the Arthello Beck Gallery. This is an ongoing call; proposals are accepted year round.

SDCC is distinguished by its commitment to presenting exhibitions of the highest quality with a focus on the myriad of contributions African people make to world culture. We are committed to working as a community of artists, scholars, and arts educators who collectively provide best practices in educational and cultural experiences from an African-centered perspective.

In the past, we’ve feature exhibitions by artist like Chesley Antoinette, Spencer Evens, Riley Holloway, and emerging curator Nychelle Grant. Additionally, each spring SDCC presents ART214 juried exhibition during Dallas Arts Month in April.

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.


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, gallery, dance studio, art studio, and multi-purpose room.

  • Arthello Beck Gallery and Augusta Savage Youth Gallery are the exhibition spaces.
  • 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.


Artist and curators at various stages in their career will be considered.

Proposals must be centered on African diasporic contributions to world culture for the Arthello Beck Gallery. The Augusta Savage gallery is open to all youth-focused exhibitions, with particular consideration given to the youth of the African diaspora. Exhibitions are expected to on display for a minimum of two months.


All proposals must be submitted here. With your proposals, please include one (1) PDF file containing the following information:

  • Artist Statement
  • Artist or Curatorial resume or CV
  • Prospectus for exhibition (if for group show)
  • 3-5 samples of work (images, audio/video files, etc)
  • Artist or Curator biography
  • 2 professional references from previous venues or organizations you’ve worked with:

Submission Deadline:                             Ongoing; year around

Selection Notification:                            Ongoing; year around


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.


SDCC’s season runs from October 1st – September 30th. The monthly schedule for programming is as followed:

  • October – December
  • February – May
  • August – September

Programs are not offered during January, June, and July.

Questions? Please contact John Spriggins at INQUIRIES ONLY!