Open Call

Site Intensive: May 19 - 26
Exhibition: Sept 2024

sweet pass sculpture school open call
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park announces the 2nd iteration of its education and exhibition program, Sweet Pass Sculpture School (SPSS). The program consists of a one-week intensive in Dallas, TX, a remote mentorship for research and project development, and a concluding exhibition at Sweet Pass Sculpture Park in the fall of 2024. Click here to learn more about our first cohort and their exhibition, Bottomland (2022).

Artists invited to participate will engage in site visits, lectures, screenings, readings, and dinners - meeting with local cultural producers, thinkers, and experts to collectively explore the city of Dallas. This program will conclude in a group exhibition at Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, emphasizing connection to the surrounding region, its communities, and environment. This program is free to participating artists, and a $1500 stipend will be presented to each artist to support their final projects.
sculpture school nasher sculpture center photo by trey burns

Sculpture School meets with artist Simon Denny at the Nasher Sculpture Center (2021)


This year's Sculpture School program examines the meaning and materiality of concrete, the planet's most widely used material. Our exploration will delve into the historical aspects of its production and usage, specifically in the construction of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and examine its impact on the local. Participants will have the opportunity to engage directly with concrete through various demonstrations, experimenting with different techniques and methods. They will also contribute to creating a “common concrete” using materials from the park's grounds.
sweet pass sculpture school visits george w bush native texas park photo by trey burns

Sculpture School tours the Native Texas Park at the George W Bush Presidential Library (2021)

Sculpture School is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Dallas Office of Arts & Culture