Call for Submissions

Dream House: dwelling in fantasy

Installation & events beginning January 2024
Submission Deadline: September 20, 2023
No Entry Fee

Dream House is a multi-genre exhibit that talks about the housing crisis in our community. Permanent, secure and affordable housing is out of reach for many. As real estate and rent increases outpace wage growth, many find themselves in precarious living situations. People are faced with incredibly difficult decisions as they struggle to prioritize housing alongside other basic needs.  Our landscape continues to be developed with buildings, and yet we have many who cannot reliably sleep or live in an indoor space.  The archetype of home and belonging has become an unattainable fantasy, as people struggle to become or remain rooted in their communities.

Selection Criteria
Works selected for this exhibit will:

  1. Be original works in visual, writing or performative arts
  2. Center the voices of those impacted by the housing crisis
  3. Align with issues of home/house/belonging/ownership
  4. Acknowledge that security can be an unattainable fantasy
  5. Potentially address intersectional facets of housing insecurity
  6. Be appropriate for showing in an interactive, all-ages space

Read the full call here.

House of the Unborn Saints by Kevin G. Jones


About the Space: Integrating your work at Mindport Exhibits

We recommend a visit to our galleries before submitting a proposal.   

If you can’t make a visit in person, we recommend viewing the images of our interior on our website to get a feel for the blend of interactive exhibits, open wall space, foot traffic and lighting.

We’ve also put together this document that carefully describes the different opportunities for showing pieces that may not be conventional themselves.

About the Space

Field Trips

Mindport is a wonderful location for a school field trip for students of all ages – kindergarten through college. Many of our interactive exhibits demonstrate scientific principles. Others evoke outdoor experiences in a controlled environment, giving students a chance to experience natural phenomenon on a small, observable scale. Our space also features rotating visual arts displays that are friendly to visitors of all ages as well as unique instruments for making music.

Mindport offers opportunities for students to engage in informal education and exploration. If desired, we can also provide ideas for shaping a visit to Mindport around curriculum-connected themes and standards.

With advanced planning, we can make sure that your visit is as enjoyable and as educational as possible. Please click on the “Request to Visit” button and fill out the form.  Your information will be forwarded to a staff member who will be in contact with you to help plan your visit. We look forward to your visit!

Correspondence Club

This group meets one Saturday per month from 10:30am-12:30. The next meetings are September 23 and October 14. The group gathers to learn and practice mail art.

Mindport provides all materials, postage if needed, and guidance as desired. The event is appropriate for all ages, but children should be accompanied by an adult. If stairs impede your ability to participate, please email us.

What to bring: mailing addresses and yourself!

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Employment at Mindport

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