Online Submission Form Dia de los Muertos 2019 at SOMArts Cultural Center

This document serves as a proposal form for the Dia de Los Muertos 2019 exhibition. Answering these questions and uploading your images will assist curators Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla in determining whether your proposal is a good fit for this year’s exhibition. This year's theme is "City of Souls".

Housed in a translucent city this exhibit will include altars, installations, digital art, video, signage, and light based and projected media. Building-like structures will be made of translucent scrim and framing. We seek proposals that activate luminous city sites like storefronts, museums, homes, a library etc. and that respond to the structural materials used evoking a play with light, shadow and illusion.

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be submitted by Monday, June 10th by 5pm PST

Please advise: Apply early in case of questions or technical difficulties. Please avoid turning the application in right before the deadline because the form tends to freeze or not accept applications when a large amount of artists are filling it out at the same time. 

We will inform you as to the status of your proposal the week of July 29th.

We realize your idea may evolve, please answer these questions to the best of your ability.

For more information on the curatorial vision behind Día de los Muertos 2019, please visit 

Exhibition dates: Saturday October 12th – Friday, November 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, October 11, 2019, 6–9pm 

Lead Artist's Contact Information- The lead artist is the person who will interface with the curator/s regarding your participation in the exhibition. If you are proposing an artwork created by a group or collective, please select a lead artist. 

Collaborators (list names as they should be used in publicity)  


Funder Information
The following questions have no bearing on the curators' selectionWhile not required, your answers will help SOMArts ensure continued grant funding for the exhibition by conveying the exhibition's breadth of cultural inclusion.