Call for Proposals

Due: October 23, 2019, 11:59 PM

Mission: The Texas State Galleries FLEX space invites Texas State Art and Design students, faculty, staff or alumni to propose dynamic exhibition programming for Spring 2020. The FLEX provides an opportunity for these individuals to envision and assemble well-considered, visually engaging, and conceptually stimulating programming. In so doing, the FLEX hosts exhibitions and events that highlight the unique creative vision of students, alumni, faculty, and staff in ways that augment the educational experience for students, and link them to the TXST Art and Design community and to the larger art world.

Types of Programming:

  • Solo or group exhibitions

  • Screenings or performances

  • Lectures, panels, or roundtables

  • Workshops

All TXST School of Art and Design students, alumni, faculty, and staff are eligible to apply. Student-submitted proposals require a faculty sponsor from the School of Art and Design and are responsible for confirming the faculty member’s support.

The committee that reviews these proposals may request additional materials before making final decisions. These materials may include but are not limited to: a revised program description, a more complete and detailed list of participants, an exhibition checklist, artist statements and resumes, precise budget, and timeline. Selected individuals will be contacted, at which time details regarding the execution of proposed programing will be discussed and agreed upon. Organizers selected will be responsible for installation and de-installation, under the supervision of the Gallery staff. Selected applicants are also responsible for all proposed expenses—no funding is available from the Texas State Galleries or the School of Art and Design to underwrite proposed programming.

Application Materials

*Please submit the following by email to

Organizer(s) name(s):

Current relationship(s) to the School of Art and Design (student, alumni, faculty, or staff):

Relationship(s) to the School of Art and Design at the time of your event:

Primary contact name:

  • Phone number:

  • E-mail address:

Faculty sponsor signature (student-curated proposals only):

Proposed event (type, working title, and duration):

Description: 300-word explanation of your proposed program, including an explanation of how it aligns with the FLEX Mission as stated above.

Budget: Include a projected budget, with the knowledge that expenses are the responsibility of the organizers. Applicants may wish to consider prospective co-sponsors.

If relevant, audio or visual materials (limit 5 total):

  • Images: .jpeg format 72 to 300 dpi.

  • Audio or Video (limit 3-minute samples): any standard file format or link to video hosting site.

Include a list of these materials with relevant information, e.g. titles, completion year, artist(s), dimensions or duration, medium or brief explanation.