SHOWCASE brings together creative scholarship from across the university and offers our communities opportunities to engage in that work. SHOWCASE 2025 specifically centers advocacy and process, showcasing both completed works and works in process as way of highlighting the resources necessary for the creation and elevation of creative scholarship.

We are seeking proposals of creative scholarship produced by faculty and students across all fields at Auburn University. All types of creative works are embraced for submission, including, but not limited to physical artifacts and live performances. Interdisciplinary and/or collaborative work is welcomed.

Works will be exhibited in locations such as the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, the Gogue Performing Arts Center, and other locations around campus. Submitted work must be finished and have been completed within the previous three years; discussion of process work will occur in panels and workshops that will be announced closer to Spring 2025.

Submit an entry

Submission Requirements

Submission should consist of:

Curatorial Criteria

Clarity of process (1-5)

Clarity of purpose (1-5)

Innovation (1-5)

Relevance to the Showcase themes (1-5)

Key Dates

In an effort to be inclusive of all fields and durations for creation, there will be two submission deadlines. The same requirements apply to both deadlines, however physical exhibition space may be more limited after the first deadline.

Notice of Call for Proposals, Round 1: Feb. 1, 2024
Deadline #1: March 25, 2024
Notice of Decision: beginning May 15, 2024

Notice of Call for Proposals, Round 2: July 29, 2024
Deadline #2: Sept. 30, 2024
Notice of Decision: beginning Oct. 15, 2024


How do I submit a creative scholarship work for consideration?
Click on the hyperlink entitled “Submit an entry” on the SHOWCASE website—it should take you to Qualtrics survey where you will input the prompted information. Submission of the Qualtrics form is considered submission to SHOWCASE 2025.

Why are there two deadlines for submission?
In an effort to be understanding of differing durations of process across the many creative disciplines at Auburn University, the SHOWCASE Executive team wanted to provide two opportunities to submit creative works for consideration.

Do the two different deadlines have different submission requirements?
No, the two deadline have the same submission requirements. However, exhibition space for physical artifacts may be more limited after the first deadline has passed.

Can I submit to both deadlines?
Absolutely! Do not submit the same work to both deadlines, though.

When will I know if I’ve been accepted to SHOWCASE 2025?
Notices of acceptance/non-acceptance/revise & resubmit will occur in waves beginning May 15, 2024. If you have not received a notice about your submission to Deadline #1 by June 1 or to Deadline #2 by October 31, 2024, please reach out to your college’s representative on the Executive Team.

How do I list this on my CV?
Showcase falls into the category of “invited exhibitions.” It is not formally juried or peer-reviewed.

Can I submit previously juried works?
Absolutely! Because this is an invited exhibition, we welcome previously juried works as well as works submitted for the first time.

Can I remove or “check out” my submitted works from the exhibition to take them to a conference or other exhibition?
Works on display may not be removed or checked out/returned for any reason, including taking them to a conference or other exhibition. The different venues will have different durations of exhibition, however, so if you anticipate needing to remove or check out your work(s), please convey this information either in your submittal process (in the “additional information” prompt) or to your college’s representative.

Who should I reach out to if I have questions?
Direct questions regarding the College of Architecture, Design, & Construction to Robert Finkel, Questions about the College of Human Sciences should be directed to Anna Ruth Gatlin, and questions about the College of Liberal Arts should be directed to Chase Bringarder,

What if I’m in a college you didn’t mention?
Feel free to contact any of the three people referenced above.