Open Call for Summer Camp Proposals

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City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

OAC Vision: An equitable, diverse, and connected community whose residents and visitors thrive through meaningful arts and cultural experiences in every neighborhood across Dallas.

The City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture’s neighborhood cultural centers are seeking proposals from Dallas-based artists and organizations, cultural producers, and/or individual artists for socially-distanced in-person programming and virtual programming through such platforms as Zoom for summer camp arts programming for the following dates: June 28 – July 16, 2021.

Eligibility:

Preference will be given to Dallas-based performing artists and organizations, cultural producers, and/or individual artists who have worked with the neighborhood cultural centers in the past or other performing arts venues in Dallas and North Texas for summer camp arts programming, and those with experience working with ALAANA/BIPOC communities.

General submission guidelines for all neighborhood cultural centers:

Please submit a minimum 600-word description of the proposed programs with a detailed description of the program(s), detailed fee proposal (including any private or in-kind funding available for the program), organizational mission, proposed artist(s) that will participate (and how they will participate), and any previous experience producing similar programs with Dallas and regional arts and cultural venues and/or organizations.

The following criteria should be included in the submitted proposal(s):

  • Previous examples of artistic services provided to OAC’s neighborhood cultural centers for summer camp arts programming
  • COVID safety protocols for artists and other contract personnel while onsite for programming
  • Previous examples of the flexibility of scheduling for arts programming for in-person and/or virtual events or classes
  • Cost per child/student as a percentage of the overall budget

TIMELINE:

  • Friday, March 26, 2021: Open for submissions
  • Friday, April 16, 2021: Submission DEADLINE
  • April 30, 2021: Selected candidates notified by email 

Please note that each center will have different programming needs, as detailed below under the center’s submission guidelines. Please specify whether you are proposing programs at a particular cultural center or would like your proposal to be considered by all four centers in your submission.

All proposals must be submitted to OACSummerCamps@dallascityhall.com

 

Submit your Proposal here


Bath House Cultural Center specific guidelines:

The BHCC seeks proposals for in-person summer camp programming that focuses on visual arts and the environment. All the camp programs would be conducted mostly outdoors and inside the lake-level multi-purpose art spaces of the Bath House. Preferred projects would include arts-oriented nature walks at or near our facility and other activities that use visual arts to celebrate nature. The prospective dates for the BHCC’s summer camp will be from June 28 to July 16, 2021, from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday- Friday.

For specific questions about the BHCC, please contact Stewart W. Mikkelsen, Performing Arts / Technical Coordinator at stewart.mikkelsen@dallascityhall.com.

 

About the Bath House Cultural Center:

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and quality of multicultural arts in Dallas. It houses a 116-seat theater, two gallery spaces, the White Rock Lake Museum, and several multi-purpose spaces. The center’s energetic atmosphere and programming create a hotbed for nurturing new work and an exciting place where artists and audiences meet to explore and enjoy the life force that is the arts.


Latino Cultural Center specific guidelines:

The LCC seeks proposals for in-person summer camp arts programming focusing on theater, music, dance, and visual arts disciplines that align with the center’s mission. Preference will be given to Dallasbased performing artists and organizations, cultural producers, and/or individual artists that have worked at the LCC in the past for summer camp arts programming. The LCC’s in-person summer camp will occur from June 28 – July 16, 2021, from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

For specific questions about the LCC, please contact Benjamin Espino, Manager, Latino Cultural Center, via email: benjamin.espino@dallascityhall.com.

 

About the Latino Cultural Center:

As a division of the City of Dallas’ Office of Arts and Culture, the Latino Cultural Center’s mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, promotion, and development of Latino/a and Hispanic arts and culture. Designed by internationally recognized Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the 32,500 square foot facility features a 300-seat auditorium, an outdoor plaza area, two gallery spaces, and a recently completed multi-form theater space (black box theater) and an additional plaza area.


Oak Cliff Cultural Center specific guidelines:

The OCCC seeks proposals for in-person and outdoor / socially distant summer camp arts programming focusing on theater, music, dance, and visual arts disciplines that align with the center’s mission. Preference will be given to Dallas-based performing artists and organizations, cultural producers, and/or individual artists that have worked at the OCCC in the past for summer camp arts programming. The OCCC’s in-person summer camp will occur from June 28 – July 16, 2021, from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

For specific questions about the OC3, please contact Rafael Tamayo, Manager, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, via email: rafael.tamayo@dallascityhall.com.

 

About the Oak Cliff Cultural Center:

As a division of the City of Dallas’ Office of Arts and Culture, OC3 is committed to enriching and empowering the Dallas community through arts and culture programming that is equitable, diverse, and encourages communication that supports and promotes local artists while nurturing knowledge and growth within the community.


South Dallas Cultural Center specific guidelines:

The SDCC seeks proposals for in-person and/or virtual summer camp arts programming focusing on theater, music, dance, and visual arts disciplines that align with the center’s mission. Preference will be given to Dallas-based performing artists and organizations, cultural producers, and/or individual artists that have worked at the SDCC in the past for summer camp arts programming. SDCC’s in-person/virtual summer camp will occur from June 28 – July 16, 2021, from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

For specific questions about the SDCC, please contact John Spriggins, Manager, South Dallas Cultural Center via email: john.spriggins@dallascityhall.com.

 

About the South Dallas Cultural Center:

As a division of the City of Dallas’ Office of Arts and Culture, the South Dallas Cultural Center’s mission is to provide programs in the performing, literary, and visual arts with an emphasis on the African contribution to world culture. We facilitate enriching and dynamic opportunities for the Dallas community to experience, examine, and celebrate black creative culture. SDCC is a 24,000 square foot facility featuring a 110-seat black box theater, two gallery spaces, dance studio, art studio, recording studio, and several multi-use spaces. Additionally, SDCC manages the Mildred Dunn Recreation Center and Juanita J Craft Civil Right House.



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