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Submit your Proposal for the 2023 San Diego Climate Summit Art Showcase!

Calling all artists! As part of the 2023 San Diego Climate Summit, we are inviting artists to be a part of our pop-up art showcase at the San Diego Natural History Museum on September 20th. Learn more and apply today!

Graphic reads "2023 San Diego Climate Summit" and "Call for Proposals, Art Showcase" along red and blue graphic illustrations in a grid layout, next to the Alliance logo

Presented by the Climate Science Alliance, the 2023 San Diego Climate Summit will uplift and celebrate our shared stories of transformational climate adaptation. These stories share not only how we can adapt to a changing climate, but how we might transform our natural and human communities for the better.

As part of the Summit's pop-up art showcase, we are inviting artists to ask themselves what transformational climate adaptation means, sounds, looks, and feels like, and to submit their pieces to be a part of the one-day showcase at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Flyer for the Summit Call for Proposals for the Art Showcase. All text is included in this blog post.

Spread the word! Our Call for Proposals flyer contains the information provided below.

Submission Guidelines

Ten pieces of artwork will be showcased. All artists will be asked to participate in-person as an attendee, and install and de-install their art the day of. We are accepting 2D artwork that can be displayed easily on an easel, and 3D artwork that can be displayed on a pedestal or table. Acceptable mediums include painting, photography, sculpture, and fiber art; videography, multimedia, and performance art proposals will be considered.

Chosen artwork will be on display for the duration of the event, highlighted during the open showcase in the evening, and be shared on our website and social media afterwards. There is no fee to submit or showcase art, and artists will receive free admission to the Summit. Please note that all artwork is for display and community education only and no sales will be rendered during the showcase. We are not responsible for damages and cannot provide insurance.


Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 10th. More information will be provided upon acceptance to the showcase. Native and Indigenous artists are strongly encouraged to apply!

Timelines / Deadlines

Proposal Submissions: Extended to August 25, 2023

Notification: September 1, 2023

Installation + De-Installation*: September 20, 2023

*Artists must install their art piece no later than 10:30AM, and de-install their art piece by 6:30PM.

To submit your proposal, please complete this form:


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Thank you to our Climate Advocate Sponsors—Wildlife Conservation Board, California State Coastal Conservancy, and CLIF Kid—for making the 2023 Summit Art Showcase possible. Special thanks to San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego Natural History Museum for supporting the 2023 Summit as Climate Superstar Sponsors.


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