General Submissions

The Time-Based Art Festival and PICA’s ongoing programs are curated by our Artistic Staff, and participation is by invitation only. Various factors impact the inclusion of a project in our programming calendar, including artistic integrity, suitability, funding, and scheduling. Because of these requirements, it is rare that unsolicited proposals will result in exhibition or performance opportunities. We strongly suggest that you familiarize yourself with our past programming before you submit a proposal, so that you will best understand the work we present.

  • Cover letter, CV, and brief project description in the body of the email.
  • Include links to work samples in the body of the email. Do not send PDFs, Word .docs, or other formatted documents.
  • Label your email subject by discipline or inquiry: Performance / Visual / Hybrid / RRR / TBA WORKS
  • No phone calls or walk-in submissions please.

Submit online to: [email protected].

Note: Due to the volume of materials received, the review process may take several months, and we will not respond to all submissions. Residencies are awarded to artists  we have invited to present; there is no open call for residency applications.
Please, no phone or drop-in inquiries regarding our submissions processes. We have kept the submissions process simple and hope all of the information needed can be found here.

Precipice Fund

For information on Precipice Fund grant applications please refer to the application guidelines.

Resource Room Residencies

PICA’s Resource Room Residents (RRR) are selected in part through an open call for proposals. RRRs are “drop-in” residencies: artists have access to the space during open PICA hours unless special arrangements are made in advance. At this time, we cannot provide travel or housing for RRRs. A modest stipend of up to $500 will be provided to all residents. PICA will provide other support and materials to RRRs wherever possible.

The Resource Room Residency program is on hiatus at this time.