Dupont Underground is now accepting proposals for solo or group exhibitions featuring video art by DC regional artists. (Regional is qualified as within 300 miles of the District of Columbia). The works will be part of a video art exhibition series that rotates every 4 to 6 weeks. Sculptural pieces may be included as part of the proposal, but must include or be accompanied by video works. Priority will be given to works that utilize all [4] four projectors within our exhibition space and/or to artists living within the District of Columbia. Above all, high quality work is the determining factor in acceptance.

By participating in this open call, artists acknowlege they understand the current environmental conditions of Dupont Underground, which has no HVAC and is ventilated naturally. Works submitted should be able to withstand fluctuations in humidity and temperature. 

Artists should be prepared to travel to Dupont Underground to install their works, with assistance from the Dupont Underground team, unless an alternative arrangement is agreed upon by the Director of Arts Programming. There currently is no available stipend for travel or material costs, however the Dupont Underground team will work to support the artists to the best of our abilities, which can be discussed further upon acceptance. In some cases, outside sponsorship may be possible. 

Dupont Underground is a newly founded visual arts and performance space located in the formerly abandoned trolley tunnels beneath Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. Voted in it's first year of operation as D.C's "2016 Non-Profit of the Year", Dupont Underground fosters programming that engages the public in the leading contemporary expressions of visual and performing arts. Located one mile from the White House, we endeavor to host projects and work that might not be an easy fit in the District’s more conventional cultural venues.

Welcome to the Dupont Underground's Workspace Residency (DUWR) application page. Please read the DUWR Brief before applying. Photos, architectural plans, and 3D models of the Dupont Underground are available here. Application requirements and guidelines are below. For further questions email connect@dupontunderground.org


Welcome to the Dupont Underground's Workspace Residency (DUWR) application page. Please read the DUWR Brief before applying. Photos, architectural plans, and 3D models of the Dupont Underground are available here. Application requirements and guidelines are below. For further questions email connect@dupontunderground.org