Artist-led Public Programming: Open Access Open Call

2018.2.7 - 2018.3.31

Community Initiatives

Open Access is a new initiative at UCCA, inviting artists to collaborate with UCCA Public Programs Department to develop public programs that offer new modes of engagement for visitors, and reach out to underserved communities lacking regular access to art. Together, we will be exploring the possibility of artistic interventions in the Center, enriching visitor experience, and expanding public access to art.

Three times a year, UCCA Public Programs Department will accept proposals from individual artists, artist collectives, and not-for-profit independent art spaces for one-off or series of public programs. Accepted applications will receive funding according to the proposed budgets, and work directly with UCCA Public Programs Department for implementation.

How to Apply

Applications for the first round in 2018 are due by March 31 23:59 CST

To request an application, please contact us at

Project Requirements

  1. Proposals should either seek to alter improve public engagement at UCCA for current audiences, or work with underserved audiences lacking regular access to art.
  2. Proposed programs can take any form, including, but not limited to: workshops, performances, lectures, screenings, and interactive public art projects. Requested format, location, and time are dependent on availability of staff and space.
  3. Proposed programs should predominately take place at UCCA, with the first program for serial events taking place at UCCA.
  4. Proposed programs cannot be used for any commercial or profit-making purposes.
  5. Individual artists, artist collectives, and not-for-profit independent art spaces may apply.
  6. Funding can cover: stipend, housing, and transportation for the artist, and project supplies.