CultureHouse Salem is looking for creatives, non-profit organizations, and local businesses to participate in collaborative programming

Mar 5, 2022Arts & Culture, Events, Press Release

Community members talk to the CultureHouse team about the Salem pop-up during an engagement activity on February 12th. (CultureHouse)

CultureHouse Salem is looking for creatives, non-profit organizations, and local businesses to participate in collaborative programming for the month of April, May and June 2022 at our pop-up community space hosted at Old Town Hall. Interested groups should fill out the Program Interest Form. For questions, email 

We are seeking creatives and organizations to host programs in the following categories: 

Performances: Concerts, theater, dance, open mics, poetry 

Installations: Gallery showings, interactive installations, informational or historical displays 

Workshops: Host artist workshops, wellness workshops, a space to hold dance classes 

Vendor markets: Markets may range from a single vendor in the space for a given time or multiple vendors for a larger event 

Organized events: Talks/panel discussions, community meetings, book clubs, movie nights, rehearsal space, or food/drink vendors. 

If your ideas do not come under the above mentioned categories, please reach out to us and we can talk more about how we can make a space for you at CultureHouse Salem! 

Hours available for programming 

The pop-up will be open starting April 1, 2022 for 3 months. 

Wednesday–Thursday: 1pm–6pm 

Friday–Saturday: 1pm–8pm

All artists will be fairly compensated for their time at CultureHouse Salem. The following structure has been created along with the City of Salem and a group of Salem artists and community members to ensure it is equitable. 


– Funds will be paid directly to the artist/creative 

– Compensation amounts are per-event 

– CultureHouse is programming events for the first floor, events to be hosted on the second floor will go through the City of Salem 

– Group events of upto 4 people will be compensated by CultureHouse, larger groups will be referred to the City of Salem 

– Limited sound equipment, lights, furniture, stage and art display features will be provided by CultureHouse 

Category  Duration  Compensation Material budget
Performances  1-2 hours  $125/person A material budget of $75 will be provided as requested 

Open mic/poetry and live music 

events will not be provided with a 

material budget

Installations  1 month  $200 


Gallery showings and exhibits 

Only interactive installations will 

will not be compensated by 

be provided with a material 




Workshops 2-3 hours $100 $100 

Classes will not be provided with a 

material budget 

Vendors 1-4 hours Will not be compensated by CultureHouse 


Organized events 

1-2 hours $50/person for panelists/hosts 

Volunteered events will not be 

compensated by CultureHouse 


About CultureHouse Salem 

The City of Salem and CultureHouse are partnering to open a three month long community arts and culture pop-up hosted at Old Town Hall in Downtown Salem. CultureHouse Salem will transform the historic structure into a vibrant, connected, and accessible destination that supports local creatives. Learn more about CultureHouse here, and the Old Town Hall here.