Calls for Collaboration

Share your art, traditions, stories, and dreams with Santa Cruz County by answering the MAH's open calls for participation. Find your space in co-created and community-sourced exhibitions, events, festivals, and more.

Open Calls for Participation

Share your dreams to a community journal in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The entries will then be compiled into a public journal highlighting Santa Cruz County's vision of the future.

We will be accepting submissions via mail, email, and drop-offs through February 19th, 2020.

How to Contribute

Santa Cruz Sentinel photojournalist, Shmuel Thaler, and NPR radio producer, Nikki Silva, have teamed up with the MAH to begin documenting some of the personal stories of people who have lost their homes in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire

Sign up below to bring in objects and stories salvaged from the ashes to be included in the MAH's historical archive of the event with photos and interviews from Shmuel and Nikki.

The call for participants will remain open until all timeslots are filled.

Sign Up & Learn More

Featured Opportunity for Artists

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Submit your proposal to be featured in and around the museum in downtown Santa Cruz during the inaugural Frequency festival. Artworks will be on view for 4 days from September 16th to September 19th, 2021.

Think of it as a re-imagined GLOW. We are seeking artwork that is primarily light-based and interactive that are visually and aesthetically appealing both in daylight and nighttime.

Download the Request for Proposals to Learn More

Co-Create with the MAH

Your wild ideas are welcome here. Here are some examples of how you can bring your ideas to the MAH.

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Perform Your Dance, Spoken Word, or Balloon Band

Bring an event to life with dance, spoken word, fashion, music, or magic. Whether your talent is poetry, song or a bass guitar made out of a pink balloon (that really happened once), the MAH is your stage.

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Teach a Workshop

Share skills with a hands-on workshop for visitors of all-ages. Walk visitors through a radical craft. Create an unexpected way for new learners to engage with science. Teach budding activists about a revolutionary moment in time with printmaking or letter-writing.

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Lead a Demonstration

Bring your incredible craft to new eyes. Share an intricate experience with curious visitors. No idea is too weird. You’ll be joining the ranks of collaborator blacksmiths, tarot card readers, firebreathers, watermelon-carvers and live taxidermists who have led demos at the MAH.

May See Be Seen

Propose an Exhibition

We're always on the lookout for creative group show proposals. Submit yours today.

Let’s make something amazing
Share your most daring dreams with us. We’ll do our best to make them come true.
Share Your Idea

Take Over the MAH

Rent the MAH
We’d love to talk to you about the best space and find the right fit for your event at the MAH.

Mix and match outdoor or indoor spaces to make your event dreams come true.

See Rentable Spaces