Call for Artists

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announces an opportunity for artists to participate in the 2023 {Re}HAPPENING on Saturday, April 8 at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC, the former Lake Eden campus of Black Mountain College.

We invite artists to propose projects that reflect the innovative spirit of Black Mountain College. Artists are encouraged to take risks and demonstrate elements of process, experimentation, collaboration, and audience participation. Projects can be durational or scheduled and can be sited indoors or outdoors. Each selected project will receive a $500 honorarium.

ARTISTS OF ALL GENRES AND DISCIPLINES are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI should be a brief one-page outline that describes the project, includes participating artists and how the project connects to the Black Mountain College legacy. The LOI deadline is January 18, 2023 – please email LOIs to Notification will be sent by February 2, 2023. Questions? Email

Since 2010, BMCM+AC has hosted the {Re}HAPPENING inspired by John Cage and David Tudor’s 1952 Theatre Piece No. 1, an unscripted performance considered by many to be the first Happening in North America.
The {Re}HAPPENING is a day long event (3pm – 10pm) at the historic campus of Black Mountain College, known as Lake Eden – 15 minutes from Asheville. It is part art event, part fundraiser and part community instigator serving as a platform for contemporary artists to share their response to the vital legacy of Black Mountain College by returning to its original site in the present day.
General admission brings in hundreds of visitors annually. In addition to providing a forum for regional artists and an accessible, immersive, educational experience for attendees, every year the event is a community collaboration between local businesses and arts organizations. The 2023 {Re}HAPPENING on Saturday, April 8 will be open to the public from 3pm until 10pm.
About Black Mountain College
Founded in 1933, Black Mountain College was one of the leading experimental liberal art schools in America until its closure in 1957. After the Bauhaus in Germany closed due to mounting antagonism from the Nazi Party, Josef and Anni Albers readily accepted an offer to join the Black Mountain College faculty. During their 16-year tenure in North Carolina, the Alberses helped model the college’s interdisciplinary curriculum on that of the Bauhaus, attracting an unmatched roster of teachers and students including Buckminster Fuller, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, M.C. Richards, Franz Kline, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Ruth Asawa, Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg and many more.
About Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) was founded in 1993 to celebrate the history of Black Mountain College as a forerunner in progressive interdisciplinary education and its impact on modern and contemporary art, dance, theater, music, and performance.
The Museum is committed to educating the public about the history of Black Mountain College and promoting awareness of its extensive legacy through exhibitions, publications, lectures, films, seminars, and oral histories. Through our permanent collection, special exhibitions, publications, and research archive, we provide access to historical materials related to the College and its influence on the field.
BMCM+AC provides a forum for multifaceted programming in a dynamic environment in downtown Asheville, North Carolina at 120 College Street. Our goal is to provide a gathering point for people from a variety of backgrounds to interact – integrating art, ideas, and discourse.