Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Opportunity for Performance Artists

Soapbox is a new performance art series at Hillyer Art Space. They host a monthly event, showing 2-3 performances in an evening, with opportunity for additional performances. Their open call is not limited to work that fits in an evening performance dynamic, they encourage all types of performance to submit proposals.

The series seeks to bolster and expand the performance art community in and around the DC area and beyond, based on the idea that if a platform is presented, new performance will be created.

They are currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis, open to all kinds of performance, from individuals and collaborations. There are no prerequisites for submitting work, and they encourage artists of all media to consider their work in terms of performance.

Students are more than welcome to send proposals to our general open call, and they will also host a student performance event in the Spring.

The next Soapbox is on November 17, 6-9pm featuring the artists Carolina Mayorga and a collaboration between Michelle Gomez and Jonathan Wille. Michelle and Jonathan's performance will take place in a set-installation they will construct in a smaller gallery at Hillyer, which will be up through the month of November. They will have additional performances during the First Friday opening on 11/4 and on 11/12, both 6-9pm.

Submissions can be sent to and any questions about submitting work or the series can be directed to

For more information visit this website.