Propose a Future Exhibition at DAM!


Interested in curating an exhibition at the Detroit Artists Market (DAM)? DAM accepts proposals from local artists, educators, and other community members. All media and themes are welcome. Submit an exhibition proposal to curate a show and see your ideas come to life!



What Are We Looking For?


DAM produces 7-8 exhibitions per calendar year that are eclectic, innovative, and showcase the best of the Detroit art community. All exhibitions are scheduled in collaboration with DAM’s volunteer Exhibition Committee. This committee is a group of local working artists, curators, educators, and arts professionals who bring rich and varied backgrounds to our work. DAM intentionally chooses to not rely on a single staff member or curator to ensure that while our curatorial perspective is broad, our focus remains community centric. Before submitting your proposal, please keep the following policies and guidelines in mind:

  • DAM is a nonprofit gallery committed to contemporary art and to connecting artists, collectors and communities.
  • DAM primarily supports artists and curators who reside in Southeast Michigan.
  • DAM plans exhibition schedules 1-2 years in advance. This provides working time for your idea to be developed with the help of experienced curators and the DAM team.
  • All exhibiting artwork must be for sale, with a recommended price of >$5,000.
  • Curators are required to maintain at minimum bimonthly communication with their assigned Exhibition Committee member liaison during planning.
  • An individual cannot both curate an exhibition and exhibit their work in said exhibition.