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Manhattan Beach Art Center Proposal Form

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The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) welcomes exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis from artists working in all media and guest-curated exhibitions. The MBAC does not accept proposals to host exhibitions for juried shows, solo shows, art fairs, amateur artists or non-curated/ non-themed exhibitions.

Please read the following submission guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be reviewed. Before sending materials, we ask that you first familiarize yourself with MBAC by reviewing our past exhibitions and mission.

Exhibition Proposal Guidelines

How to Submit:

  • Fill out the online submission form below or send physical materials to:
    The Manhattan Beach Art Center
    1400 Highland Avenue
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266
    • Physical materials must include:
      Completed submission form
      Resume or CV
      Disc of images illustrating proposed work
      Hard copy list of works
      Supporting materials such as catalogues, articles and press releases
      Ensure contact information is labeled on all materials

Please Note: The MBAC is unable to return submitted materials.

  • When is the best time to submit an exhibition proposal?
    The best submission time frame for exhibition proposal is 3 years prior to exhibition opening. Under special circumstances exhibition proposals will be accepted 2 years in advance of the exhibition. Due to the high volume of proposals received by the MBAC, response time may vary; we ask that you refrain from calling the MBAC staff to inquire about the status of your materials. If your work appears both appropriate and timely for us to consider, we will contact you for a more formal review.
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Name
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Name
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Mailing Address
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Mailing Address
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Contact Information
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Contact Information
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Proposal Type

Are you requesting consideration for future exhibitions? Are you proposing a curatorial project?
Proposal Type Are you requesting consideration for future exhibitions? Are you proposing a curatorial project?
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Website

Professional Studio Practice website or Curatorial website
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Proposal Description

Please provide a complete, detailed description of the exhibition in 500 words or less.
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Number of Exhibition Participants (if applicable)
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Curatorial Proposal/Artist Statement

Please provide a complete statement here
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Proposed Season of Exhibition

Please select two preferred seasons for the exhibition
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Proposed Season of Exhibition Please select two preferred seasons for the exhibition
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Proposed Public Programs

Please list some ideas for accompanying public programs (i.e., artist(s), lecture, symposium, panel discussion, demonstration, slide presentation, performances, etc.)
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Exhibition Budget

Please provide an exhibition budget including all costs to the Manhattan Beach Art Center: transportation, installation, photography, advertisement, reception, and framing.
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