Submit Your Work
As the MAH becomes a more community-based museum, we are inviting you to collaborate, contribute, and co-create parts of our exhibitions with us. We see these participatory elements as ways to enhance the museum experience by showcasing a greater diversity of stories, objects, and activities.
We often have specific things we are looking for–especially related to personal lived experience and local history–for upcoming exhibitions. Right now, we are working on an exhibition called Santa Cruz Collects and would love to involve you in it. More information here.
If you would like your artwork to be considered for exhibition at the MAH, you can submit a digital portfolio including:
- 10-15 images
- a CV
- an artist’s statement
- if available– links to a website featuring your images and materials
E-mail these materials to email@example.com. Please be aware that we are focusing on creating thematic exhibitions on broad themes, not solo or group artist shows. We are often planning exhibitions many years in advance. We are working on a new process for exhibition proposals and will post that information here soon.
There are often other ways to get involved in the nearer term through programs like 3rd Friday, family festivals, and other opportunities for you to share your work with the community. We hope it is ok if we get in touch with you about other ways to get involved beyond exhibitions–we want to find as many ways as possible to partner with artists in our community in a positive and exciting way.
Thank you for your interest in working with us and helping us make the museum better for everyone.