REMINDER – Call for Artwork Submissions for 30th Season

As part of our ongoing commitment to artists and the arts in West Michigan, Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids is now accepting submissions for artwork to be used in the promotion of productions during our 30th season.  Artists of all two-dimensional mediums with high-resolution documentation of work are encouraged to submit by July 2nd, 2010.

Submission Guidelines

Work submitted should be thematically based and submitted for specific productions as outlined below.  Artists must be willing to allow Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids usage rights to reproduce the work in full or in part.  Submissions should be emailed to: (This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.) You need JavaScript enabled to view it in the following format:

  • High Resolution (300 ppi) JPG files with an individual width of no less than 3000 pixels (10 inches)
  • OR

  • High Resolution PDF with the above resolution requirements and minimum width

Submitted work should be free from copyright restrictions or intellectual property constraints.  Artists will be required to sign a statement to that effect.  Submissions will only be accepted from artists residing in the state of Michigan who are geographically located from a line west of Okemos (84° 25′ 39″ W).

All submissions should include the following information in the email:

Name of Artist
Mailing Address
Email Address
Telephone Number

Note: The maximum email size is 10MB.  If your digital files for submission exceed this size individually, submissions will also be accepted on CD or DVD, postage paid, to the address below:

Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids
c/o Artwork Submissions
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(Read About: Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids 2010-2011 Main Stage Productions)

Selection Process

Submitted work will be screened for thematic relevance and suitability for print reproduction.   Providing these criteria are met, names will be redacted to prevent bias and the submissions will be provided to the Actors’ Theatre Audience Development Committee for final selection.  The 2-3 finalists for each production will be submitted to the Director of each production whereupon, based on coherence with the general artistic vision, a final selection will be chosen for use in online and print materials for the production.   Upon selection, artists will be notified and a contract will be provided to finalize usage rights.


Artists whose work is selected for usage will be awarded the following for their time and efforts:

  • Two complimentary season tickets for the 2010-2011 Season of Actors’ Theatre
  • Recognition as a contributing artist to the production on the Actors’ theatre website with a link to the artist’s web site (if available)
  • Artwork credit on the full-size version of the poster (11”x17”)
  • Copies of all printed materials produced using the artwork for portfolio purposes

About Actors’ Theatre

From its inception, Actors’ Theatre has been committed to productions which address issues that reflect the dilemmas, conflicts and joys of human existence. Often the plays stimulate dialogue dealing with issues important to the African-American, women’s and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. To that end, Actors’ has produced such plays as Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians, Angels in America, Corpus Christi, Intimate Apparel, A Lesson Before Dying, Boy Gets Girl and The Waiting Room.

Many Actors’ Theatre productions have been West Michigan premieres such as Bat Boy the Musical and Side Show. Actors’ has been recognized for its work, including awards from the American Association of Community Theatres, Between the Lines newspaper, On The Town – Townie Awards and over 70 Grand Awards for excellence in Grand Rapids theatre.

Actors’ Theatre is committed to bringing West Michigan the best in entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking theatre.

We believe in the inclusion of all.

Download The Full Call For Submissions as  a PDF

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