Open Call 2020

Apply now to the DLECTRICITY 2020 Open Call!

STEP 1 – Read the Application Guide

This document contains all the information needed to apply, including key dates, what types of projects we seek, project requirements, selection criteria, the types of assistance available to applicants, work sample specifications, and more.

Download the Guidelines

STEP 2 – Read the FAQs

This document contains more detailed information on the festival footprint, budget, technical production guidelines, and other resources to help you put your application together.

Download the FAQs

STEP 3 – Watch the Info Session Livestream Recordings

The two-part info session took place on Saturday, February 8th at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

Watch the live-stream recording of Pt. I: About DLECTRICITY and how to put together a successful proposal:

Watch the live-stream recording of Pt. II: Technical Production Basics, presented by Peter Kyte from Mercury Sound & Lighting:

Saturday, February 8th, 2020
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Overview of DLECTRICITY and the application process
This info session focuses on what the Curatorial Committee is looking for and will provide strategies for developing a successful application. Case studies will be provided.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Video Projectors 101 (& Other Tech)
This new session will provide more insight on how to select the best video projector for your project, if needed, as well as explore audio and other LED lighting strategies. This is your opportunity to ask technical questions and test out your ideas with the DLECTRICITY team!

STEP 4 – Complete the Online Application

Applications may only be submitted online through Slideroom from January 14, 2020, through March 3, 2020. It is free to apply!

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DLECTRICITY will take place OUTSIDE along Midtown’s Woodward Corridor and will also include installations at DTE Beacon Park, an expansive 1.2 acres green space located on the western edge of downtown Detroit, at 1901 Grand River Ave.  See the site maps below.











Beacon Park provides engaging programming and events, bringing the Detroit community together year-round.

Aerial view of DTE Beacon Park. Photo by Nadir Ali.
DTE Beacon Park
Aerial view of DTE Beacon Park. Photo by Nadir Ali

DLECTRICITY 2020 is sponsored by: