Call for Works – Fall 2024

CalArts Music School students are invited to submit proposals for sound-related installations to be programmed in the WaveCave gallery during the Fall 2024 semester. The WaveCave will be available for week-long shows, Sundays through Saturdays throughout most of the Fall 2024 semester.


Proposals are due by Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5pm
Selection Notifications will be sent by Friday, May 10, 2024
Commitment to assigned gallery dates is due by Friday, May 17, 2024

The WaveCave Info Packet

Download and read the attached PDF! It has everything you need to know about the WaveCave plus examples of previously successful proposals!



Proposals will be reviewed by a committee consisting of CalArts Music School faculty and will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of the proposal
  • Interesting usage of sound within the gallery space
  • Experimentation in process or approach; or challenge to formal conventions
  • Feasibility of the proposal

The WaveCave is for sound art installations and is not a performance venue. Proposals consisting primarily of pre-recorded songs or videos on loop and or works geared only towards a Thursday Night gallery performance will probably not be programmed.

Proposal Guidelines

Create and upload a PDF with the following information:

  1. Synopsis of the Piece (50 to 100 words) - What exactly will we see and hear as we enter the gallery and explore the work
  2. Detailed Description of the Piece (500 words or less) - Tell us more about your approach both aesthetically and technically
  3. A diagram of the physical layout of the piece in the gallery
  4. A system diagram of any electronics
  5. Pertinent links to your current / previous work that may help us understand the work you are proposing
  6. Bio (200 words or less)

Proposal Form
We will only review proposals that use the following form and specifically follow the proposal criteria listed above. Please do not upload other grant proposals - IE - Interdisciplinary grant proposals.

    Name (required)

    Email (required)

    Phone (required)

    Program of Study (required)

    Year Level (required)

    Mentor (required)

    Title of your Proposal (required)

    Pertinent Link No. 1 (

    Pertinent Link No. 2 (

    Upload a PDF of your proposal. Limit is 2mb.