Open Program Opportunities

Get Involved!

Sandy Spring Museum accepts proposals from individuals or groups who want to create programs, exhibits, performances, or activities at the museum that will benefit the community at-large.  We encourage projects that make use of the museum’s archives for research and inspiration.

Individuals from diverse multidisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. This includes visual artists, painters, musicians, composers, writers, dancers, photographers, filmmakers, playwrights, and multimedia artists.


Exhibition Guidelines

We are currently accepting exhibition proposals that emphasize active community building, and/or relate strongly to folklife. 

  • Community building is ideally achieved through interactive components. For example, you may have artwork that visitors participate in creating. However, this may also be achieved through concurrent, hands-on programming such as creative workshops.
  • As the regional folklife center for Montgomery County, related exhibitions are also considered. 
    • Folklife is defined as the traditional art, literature, knowledge, and practice that is disseminated largely through oral communication and behavioral examples. Every group with a sense of its own identity shares folk traditions. (American Folklore Society)

Additional considerations

  • We prioritize exhibitions that fill all three of our display spaces. This is estimated to be around 50 works, but could differ depending on the type of exhibition and the size of the works.
    • Please find the floor plans of our three spaces here.