Public Calls to Artists

“Memento Mori"– Grand Gallery at Frisco Discovery Center

Memento Mori - Call for Artists

Play Frisco  Cultural Affairs seeks two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks that thematically reflect on the transient nature of life and the reality of death through cultural, humorous, and serious symbolism, and artistic tropes.   


This call for art is open to artists in Texas who are ages 18 & up. Only entries that meet the exhibition requirements will be considered for the exhibition.   

About the Exhibition

In Latin, “Memento Mori” means ‘remember you must die.’ This exhibition will emphasize works of art that give pause for the memory of loved ones, art that celebrates Hispanic heritage, or art that finds humorous and serious connections to mortality.


All types of artistic media will be considered. All artworks must be framed, wired, and ready to display or hang. Generally, pieces may not be larger than 72” in any direction. Any altar-type pieces must be coordinated with staff, and the artist must submit photos of the completed altar, or detailed sketches of the structure and elements of the installation. No perishable or irreplaceable items may be used. No candles, unless they remain unlit or are battery operated. Keep in mind that the Frisco Discovery Center is a place for all ages, and artworks must be unifying, community-centric, and family-friendly.

Submission Requirements

It is free for eligible artists to submit images of up to five (5) artworks. If selected for the exhibition, a $30 entry fee is due by check or credit card prior to load-in, along with a signed Gallery Guidelines document and Artist Release Agreement.  

Submit an application on Café here.

  • Deadline to enter: October 1, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: October 5 or earlier
  • Load-In: Sunday, October 15 between 12-2 p.m. at Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034 in the Grand Gallery.
  • Public Reception: Wednesday, November 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with awards announced at 7:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  
  • Load-Out: Sunday, November 12 from 12-2 p.m.

Questions? Call 972-292-6652 or email Paige Points at [email protected].

Visit Frisco Heart Design Contest 

Help design the newest Frisco Heart at the Discovery Center! 

The Heart Project is a creative contest highlighting the beloved iHeartFrisco heart installations that dot the city, from City Hall to The Rail District, and beyond. We're inviting local artists to let their creativity shine by submitting their own designs for a new heart installation. See contest rules, design requirements, and judging criteria here at

Deadline to enter: October 18, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Submit your art for the Frisco Heart Design Contest.

This contest is a vibrant celebration of the community's talent and love for Frisco, and we look forward to seeing the amazing ideas submitted!

The City of Frisco Public Art Program issues Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for public art opportunities within the City.

Opportunities are open to all artists. The City of Frisco does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, or disability. Qualifications by City employees or their relatives, and members of the Artist Selection Committee or Public Art Board or their relatives will not be considered. 

Questions? Email Stephen Ross, Public Art Administrator.

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