We enthusiastically accept event proposals from local artists and art organizations for events that are centered on our mission to support artists and are informed by the fact that we are a non-profit, secular, non-therapeutic organization.

Surel’s Place is committed to antiracism and eliminating the systemic racism inherent in the arts. We are especially excited to support events that center around and promote artists and audiences from BIPOC, LGBTQA+ and other communities who haven’t traditionally been given equal opportunities in the arts.

Surel Mitchell built her home and studio to accommodate the wheelchair she used later in life, and our staff is available to help provide other accommodations if needed.

Please note that artists are required to be present for all open hours.


  • A welcoming facility complete with:
    • Audience seating for up to 65.
    • Workshop seating for up to 12.
    • Large, well-lit studio for performances, exhibitions, and workshops.
    • Pedestals for display of three dimensional objects.
    • Fully functional kitchen.
  • A host for your event to help with curating, set up, and take down.
  • Light catering, depending on the event.
  • Professional marketing to include Facebook and Instagram posts, targeted emails, and press releases.
  • Pertinent, professional print design and creation.
  • A small budget for workshop materials.
  • Participant Registration (if needed)
  • Ticket Sales (if needed)
  • Sales Collection (see below)
  • Wi-fi for use during events.


In order to help defray our costs and sustain our programming, we gratefully accept a 35% commission on all sales emanating from your event. If the event incurs costs over and above our usual event budget, the commission will be calculated after expenses. Note, too, that the commission is 45% for offsite, ticketed events.


We are happy to collect sales on your behalf during your event.  Please note the following:

  • We can accept cash, check, and credit cards (VISA, MC, DISC)
  • Credit card sales have a swipe fee charged by our vendors.
  • We will collect sales tax and submit it to the state.

Within a week of your event, we will mail you

  • A final sales accounting.
  • A written sales record from the event.
  • A check for your total sales, minus the Surel’s Place commission (thank you!).


We have two annual deadlines as follows:

  • September 1: For events to occur during January – May of the following year, beginning four months after the deadline.
  • March 1: For events to occur during July — November of the same year, beginning four months after the deadline.


Please submit the following items
to info@surelsplace.org:

  • Online Art Event Application (below)
  • Résumé
  • Proposal (typed, 1 page)
  • Workshop Outline (if applicable)
  • Sample Images (if applicable)
    • no more than 3 images
    • image list

All proposals must be submitted electronically to info@surelsplace.org and all
proposal materials must be submitted simultaneously.

Questions? Contact info@surelsplace.org

Art Event Application

Online application for for art events and flash shows.

What is your medium?(Required)

For example: painting, fiber art, poetry, screenwriting, modern choreography
What type of event do you propose?(Required)

Please indicate if this is a multi-session event and how many hours per session. Note that Flash shows are Friday-Sunday.
Availability: Please check ALL months that would work for you within the application period. The September 1 deadline is for January-June; The March 1 deadline is for July-December.(Required)
We host one art event per application period, and that event must accommodate our residencies, so please note that scheduling may be a factor in acceptance. The more flexible your availability, the esker it would be to schedule your event.
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