C3 Featured Artist Program

C3 Featured Artist Program Mission

The Center for Creative Connections (C3) Featured Artist Program champions the work and personal practices of local artists in their creation of immersive installations in the C3 Gallery. The C3 Featured Artist will ignite curiosity, foster critical dialogue on themes presented in the exhibition, and provide a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages and abilities to creatively engage with art. 

Applying to Be a C3 Featured Artist

The application portal for 2021 has closed. Check back in spring 2022 for future opportunities to apply. 

Once a year, the Center for Creative Connections (C3) at the Dallas Museum of Art accepts applications from North Texas artists who are interested in developing an installation that responds to ideas and concerns related to the theme of the upcoming exhibition. The selected artist’s work will be installed within the C3 Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.  

The selected artist will receive a payment of $6,000. Additional funds to cover project-related expenses will be determined based on needs and scope of project.  

Additionally, the artist will work with various DMA Education areas for the designated project period to develop and lead programming that connects with a diverse audience of all ages and abilities. The standard payment rate for programs is $100/hour but may vary depending on program area. 


Inquiries about the program can be emailed to C3@DMA.org with “C3 Featured Artist Question” as the subject line.