Science Gallery Lab Detroit Open Call: DEPTH

Science Gallery Lab Detroit is currently seeking proposals for DEPTH, an exhibition that will explore the power and complexities of water. Proposals are welcome from MSU faculty, students, and staff, as well as the broader community. You don’t have to be an artist or a scientist to submit, and projects can take many formats, from interactive exhibits to workshops.

Deadline for submissions is 11 PM EST on October 5, 2018. Visit to submit.


In 2017, Michigan State University partnered with the Science Gallery Network to bring an award-winning international model for igniting a passion for art and science in young adults to the United States. Part art gallery, part science lab, part theater, Science Gallery was founded on the belief that young people hold the creative potential to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. With locations in Dublin (Trinity College); London (King’s College London); Melbourne (University of Melbourne); Bengaluru (Indian Institute of Science, National Centre for Biological Science and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology); and Venice: (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Science Gallery Lab Detroit (Michigan State University) is the first location in the United States.

What makes the Science Gallery model unique?

  • A Network of Universities – Science Gallery is the world’s first university-linked network dedicated to public engagement with science and art.
  • An ever-changing program of exhibitions, events and experiences – Every exhibition is a vastly different experience, so people keep coming back to see what’s new.
  • An open call process – Science Gallery crowdsources programs from artists, scientists, engineers, and technologists from all over the world.
  • A focus on young adults – The primary Science Gallery audience is aged between 15 and 25 years old – young adults who are making key career and course decisions.
  • A porous membrane between the university and the city – Science Gallery brings university research groups, staff and students into dialogue with the arts and creative community and the public.
  • Mediators – Science Gallery is a space for conversation. Mediators actively engage with visitors to the gallery and encourage people to think deeply about the themes of the exhibition.
  • A unique approach to innovation and public engagement – The Science Gallery approach is a proven model for enriching ideas from art, science, design and engineering with feedback through public engagement.
  • A focus on the future – Programs have a unique focus on the future, featuring emerging ideas from artists, scientists and everyone in between.