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

Light up downtown Santa Cruz at Frequency, a festival of light, sound, and digital culture. This 4-night festival will be hosted in and around the museum on September 16th-19, 2021.

We are seeking large-scale, medium, or small existing works and new commissions that center on ideas and themes of ecology and public space. Participatory elements are a plus!

We will be accepting submissions from October 15th-January 31st, 2021.

How to Apply

Recordando Recuerdos (Remembering Memories) will center on honoring life, death, and loss as part of the MAH and Senderos's annual Día de Muertos celebration.

Share the names of what you wish to honor and remember via the form below. Each name will be written on a vibrant colorful ribbon to be displayed on November 2nd at Evergreen Cemetery and in the MAH's upcoming 2021 exhibition, In These Uncertain Times.

Submissions will be accepted October 15th - December 1st.

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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.

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Featured Opportunity for Artists

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Frequency

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.

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Propose an Exhibition

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

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