Upload Your Proposal or Application Here. 

Below you'll find active and ongoing Calls to Artists, Requests for Proposals and Applications for various programs at the Durango Arts Center.  Select the opportunity below to view guidelines and application requirements.

Once you select a submission opportunity below, you must then create a free Submittable account to get started.  Your account will allow you to save/review your work before submitting, view your application status and even find more opportunities at other organizations.  For a quick how-to on creating an account, see here: http://help.submittable.com/knowledgebase/articles/225218-how-do-i-submit.

Happy Submitting!



Visual and Performing Art Camps

DEADLINE: June 1, 2017 

The Durango Arts Center provides need-based scholarships to students thanks to generous individuals and support from the Ballantine Family Fund, Boone Fund, Community Foundation Serving Southwest ColoradoDurango Education FoundationDurango Friends of the ArtsDurango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadIntelligent Investment Management and Martin Family Fund.

In assessing scholarship requests, we ask that your child submit either a written paragraph or drawing that describes why they are interested in attending this DAC summer camp that will be shared with our generous scholarship donors.  Honoring confidentiality, child names will be withheld – this information will be shared with donors to further illustrate the impact of their funding.

Upon receipt of your complete application, you will be notified regarding the level of scholarship support DAC can provide to assist with your child’s Summer Camp experience.


If you do not wish to fill-out an online scholarship application, you may download this form by clicking here, or pick up a copy at the Durango Arts Center in the first floor Box Office.  The paper application should be submitted along with your child's drawing or writing sample to: 

ATTN: Sandra Butler, Education Dir. or Jason Lythgoe, Applause! Dir.

802 E 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

Sandra@durangoarts.org or Jason@durangoarts.org


Durango Arts Center Education Team

Ends on January 31, 2018
Durango Arts Center is pleased to open a call for proposals from artists and curators for exhibits in the Barbara Conrad Gallery (starting 2018), and Entrada/ Arriba Galleries (starting 2017). 

Entries are welcome from artists and curators of all career stages local and national, and in all mediums and themes for group and solo shows.

Painting - Drawing - Installation - Performance Art - Sculpture - Video - Interactive - All Media

Artists are encouraged to submit their current body of work or concept for an upcoming project. The proposed project does not need to fill the entire space. Exhibits will be curated from the proposed work. Artists will be paired according to the Exhibits Committee and Exhibits Director's input. 

Curators are encouraged to think big about collaborative exhibition ideas and to connect with the Durango and surrounding communities through their artist selection, theme, and/or partnerships.

Proposals are free for current DAC Members.

$10.00 Proposal Processing Fee for Non-Members

Submissions will be reviewed by the DAC Exhibits Committee and Exhibits Director by the end of May and notifications will be sent on or before July 1, 2017.

Some selections may be made on an ongoing basis as this proposal system is fully integrated into DAC's programming. 
DAC is excited to feed our local community and support creative development by providing exhibition opportunities for emerging and established artists to showcase their work and ideas.

Questions? Please contact Peter@DurangoArts.org