SAN Celebrates Arts, Culture & Creativity Month
April 14, 2022
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A Necessary Departure – Call for Artist Submissions 

San Diego International Airport’s Arts Program invites artists, curators, and cultural, community, or educational organizations working in all media to submit proposals that use the concept of progression from the pandemic as a framework. The goal of this exhibition is to create a conversation that acknowledges the worldwide pandemic as a societal anomaly, while also highlighting the resulting ways that artists and creative thinkers have contributed to positive change that will continue to influence the future.  Selected artwork and collections representing the theme will be displayed throughout the airport for up to one year beginning in October 2022.  Up to fifteen participating artists and/or organizations will be chosen for the exhibition. Submissions must be existing work* created within the past two and a half years.  San Diego-based artists are strongly encouraged to apply.  Priority will be given to interactive work.

*Submissions to create, or recreate artwork on the airport’s Public Piano do not necessarily need to reflect existing work, but must be in line with the theme of A Necessary Departure.

To see the Call for Artists and more info on how to apply please visit:

If you were unable to attend the live Information Session held virtually on July 14, 2022 to review SAN’s Call for Artist Submissions for this year’s temporary art exhibition, please click on the following link to access the recording of this meeting:

Several key points about the Call and submission requirements were addressed, along with detailed Q&A from attendees and Arts Program staff.

We look forward to receiving your submissions via email at The deadline for this call has been extended to Monday, August 29!