DC Arts Center accepts proposals from artists and curators on a rolling basis. Artists may submit their own work in order to be considered for a solo exhibition or inclusion in a group exhibition. Curators may submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions. If you are an artist interested in submitting your artwork for consideration, please do so through the artist submission form

Proposals are reviewed by DCAC's Visual Arts Committee on quarterly basis. Once your proposal is received, our gallery manager may reach out to you to schedule a studio visit or meeting with members of the Visual Arts Committee. 

Exhibitions are generally scheduled 6 to 12 months in advance. Before submitting, curators should communicate with artists in order to confirm their interest in participating in the proposed exhibition.  

We are open to applications from all artists and curators working seriously in their field and do not discriminate according to politics, race, age, religion, gender or sexual orientation.


  • Curatorial Statement, outlining the exhibition concept and listing the proposed artists
  • CVs or resumes for the curator and all proposed artists
  • Artwork Identification List
  • 10-12 images of artwork samples (submitted as .jpg files)
Curatorial statement, image list, and CV/resume should be uploaded as .pdf or .doc files. 

Images should be submitted as .jpg files. 

Curators wishing to submit samples of video work should provide links to the samples on the artist's website or on a video-sharing site (Vimeo, YouTube etc) in the artwork identification list.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.