San Diego Repertory Theatre produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. We promote a more inclusive community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. San Diego Repertory Theatre feeds the curious soul.
In the spirit of this mission, The REP seeks and selects local artists and arts organizations to partner with in order to display visual art that encourages dialogue and engagement around each play staged throughout our production season. The intent of the Lyceum lobby galleries is to enhance the visitor experience at the theatre and to create an immersive environment in which visitors can make more intimate connections to the works on stage.
Art installations and exhibitions in the upper and lower Lyceum lobbies are scheduled through the Audience Engagement Curator. Exhibitors must fill out applications for these spaces, available on our website. We will begin accepting applications for Season 42 exhibitions on March 6, 2017 with a deadline of April 21, 2017.
In selecting exhibits, the San Diego Repertory Theatre will take into consideration:
1. Quality of artwork
2. Overall community interest
3. Artist or arts organization’s relevance to themes and subjects surrounding the play in production
4. Previous exhibitions by the same artist, lender, or organization
5. Dates of previous gallery exhibitions of similar items or topics
6. Special needs, costs, or requests associated with proposed exhibits
All exhibitions are subject to the availability of the Lyceum Lobby Galleries and scheduling is subject to alteration.
The REP has two gallery spaces: the Lyceum Upper and Lower Lobbies. The Upper Lobby space is intended for artist exhibitions that are not show specific. If an artist would simply like to showcase their own work not in relation to a specific production, the artist should apply for an exhibition in the Upper Lobby. The Lower Lobby space is intended for art exhibitions that correspond with the theme of the production that is on stage at the time of the exhibition. For example, if an artist is interested in doing show specific artwork for the Lower Lobby, the artist will need to choose which of the plays sounds the most appealing based on the description that we release when we announce our season. There might not be a script available for the play at that time, but the artist will be given the script to read and be inspired by as soon as it is available. Depending on the varying size of artist work, the number of pieces that may be shown in each lobby at any given time will vary from exhibition to exhibition.
We accept application submissions of painting, photography, drawing, or other mediums that can be formatted and framed in a way that is compatible with our hanging system. Our art hanging system is a hook and cable system that is conducive to displaying framed works and other pieces that have picture hanging wire installed on it. At this time, our ability to display free-standing and three dimensional sculpture pieces is limited.
All applications will be reviewed and approved or denied through a juried process by the Audience Engagement Curator and a committee of San Diego Repertory Theatre staff members. The committee decisions are final. If your proposal is selected, the curator will reach out via email with information. Please do not follow up by phone or email to check on the status of your application. We receive many inquiries about exhibiting at The REP and only show 10-12 exhibitions per season. If your application is not accepted for the upcoming season, you may reapply the following season.
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