Assemble is accepting proposals for gallery exhibitions for the 2020 calendar year. Assemble will select 10 local artists, makers, and/or technologists to participate in a month-long show at Assemble between February 2020 and November 2020. Selected artists will have the opportunity to share skills, incubate creative ideas, and facilitate community-engaged projects.



Assemble is a community space for arts and technology. We unite artists, technologists, and makers with our neighbors to provide a platform for experiential learning, open creative processes, and building confidence through making. Assemble provides a space for children and adults to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM)-based activities in a fun, relaxed environment.


  • Clearly communicate needs, materials, and marketing information required for the success of the show.
  • Create an exhibition for Assemble’s gallery to take place for one calendar month. Exact schedule for load in, install, exhibition and strike to be determined between Artist and Assemble staff.
  • Installation and strike of the proposed exhibition. (Assemble does not ship artwork).
  • Opening reception to be scheduled for the first Friday to coincide with Penn Avenue’s Unblurred gallery crawl.
  • Artist is present during the opening reception on the first friday of their selected month.
  • Must be present for the removal of the work on the last day of the show.
  • Must be at Assemble for one artist talk or workshop during the month.
  • Coordinate exhibition details such as but not limited to needs, materials, and marketing information required for the success of the show with Monthly Programs Coordinator, deadlines for details to be outlined by Coordinator



This call is open to artists, technologists, makers, individuals, groups, departments, and students. There is no limit on age, number of people, or medium as long as it is maker-oriented and can connect with the community. Due to Assemble’s focus on community engagement and technology, we are especially interested in working with artists and makers who live in neighborhoods adjacent to Assemble, have a social justice or community-oriented practice, work with new media, MFA candidates, African American, LGBTQ, and other minority Artists/Makers/Technologists are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Assemble is a dynamic space. Your work will be at risk to people interacting with it throughout the month and it will be around children. Assemble is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged works. Assemble does not provide insurance for gallery exhibitions. For your safety, we suggest artists secure limited liability for their works being displayed at Assemble. 

Applicants must also have or have the ability to provide their clearances to work with children in Pennsylvania. Assistance can be provided for obtaining Criminal Record and Child Abuse Clearances.

  • Assemble requests a fee of $200 for the one month exhibition. If this is a limitation, please let us know. 
  • Artists are welcome to sell artwork at Assemble. Assemble asks for 30% of each art sale.

We encourage applicants to apply for funding such as: PA Partners provides grants of up to $2,500 for arts projects.   Letters of Support for selected artists who would like to pursue funding for their gallery exhibition are available upon request.

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How To Apply

Questions? Email tom@assemblepgh.org.