Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Call for Artists Altares de Muertos 2010 Latino Cultural Center Dallas Texas

Altares (Del lat. altâre): m. Montículo, piedra o construcción elevada donde se celebran ritos religiosos como sacrificios, ofrendas, etc.
-- Diccionario de la Lengua Española, 22nd edition

(Mound, rock or raised structure where religious rites such as sacrifices or offerings are made)

About the Latino Cultural Center
The Latino Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Our mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture. The Center's 27,000 sq. ft. facility was designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and features a 300-seat theater, two visual arts galleries, and an outdoor plaza. Its signature purple tower serves as a beacon to guide visitors to our East Dallas / Deep Ellum location.

The Latino Cultural Center is located at 2600 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204. Located immediately east of downtown Dallas, the Center is less than 1 mile from the Dallas Arts District and conveniently located two blocks north of the DART Green Line Deep Ellum Station. Onsite free parking available. The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and in the evenings when performing arts events are scheduled. For additional information, call (214) 671-0045 or visit

The Latino Cultural Center invites proposals from Dallas and North Texas artists interested in creating altares de muertos for the 2010 Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The LCC will select up to six artists to create altares for the LCC's annual celebration of the Day of the Dead. Artists will be paid an honorarium of $150 for the creation of the altar.

September 29, 2010
Call for Artists Emailed

October 15, 2010
Deadline for Applications

October 19, 2010
Announcement of Selected Artists

October 26-29, 2010
Artist Installation of Altares

October 30 through November 6, 2010
Altares on View

Please note that the altares must be completed no later than October 29 (Friday) as the LCC's Day of the Dead celebration will be held on Saturday, October 30.

We have identified six spaces for altares at the LCC:

  • North Gallery Wall
  • Breezeway
  • Courtyard
  • Theater Lobby / South Wall
  • Theater Lobby / East Wall
  • Theater Lobby / West Wall
By installing altares throughout the building, we hope to provide ample space for people to experience the altares as they visit our facility. Images of the spaces are provided below for artists not familiar with the LCC.

The North Gallery wall features a built-in bookcase that can be incorporated into the altar. The exhibition Morelos: Estampas de la Independencia by artist Mizraim Cárdenas will be on view in this gallery at the same time as the altar. 

The breezeway wall is right outside the LCC Gallery adjacent to the courtyard

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