Calls for Collaboration

Share your art, traditions, stories, and dreams with Santa Cruz County in co-created and collaborative exhibitions, events, festivals, and more.

Open Calls for Participation

Día de los Muertos Community Altar

All through September and until October 15th, we welcome and encourage you to contribute towards the community altar. We ask for items to be no larger than a shoebox. These items can be dropped off during our open hours at the front desk. Digital contributions (photos, letters, etc.) can be sent to Tahnee at with attached files.

How to participate in the Community Altar at the MAH

  • Pick an item no bigger than a shoebox
    • Provide your name
    • Provide the name of the piece
    • Provide the name of the tradition or culture it comes from
    • Provide the year it was created
  • Digital files can be sent to

  • Drop off items at the MAH all through September to October 15th, 2023
    • Our open hours are Thu-Sun, 12-6pm

  • Community Altar will be on display in the Atrium from October 19 to November 5, 2023

Please keep in mind that these items may not be returned to you, so replicas, copies, and items you don’t mind parting with are preferred. Fresh flowers/fruit will not be accepted.


Co-Create with the MAH

Your wild ideas are welcome here. We are concentrating on activating our current and upcoming exhibitions with co-created programs that are content-aligned and uniquely tailored to the needs of our community.

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Share a Performance

Bring an event to life with dance, music, or spoken word. Each year the MAH presents a series of multidisciplinary works at both the museum and sites across Santa Cruz County. Whether your talent is movement, song, poetry or prose, 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 craft activity. 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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Propose an Exhibition

We're always on the lookout for exhibition proposals. We schedule our exhibitions two to three years in advance. Submit yours today.

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