The Sleepover is an international art project that explores the significance of female gathering traditions.

Women of all ages and backgrounds are invited to share art inspired by their personal experiences with sleepovers, religious traditions, sewing circles, girl scouts, mehndi parties, baby showers, unique family customs–the list goes on! While the project team is based in Maryland, we welcome all US and international entries.

We welcome visual art, memories, short stories, music, sound art, essays, videos, poems, physical objects, and multidisciplinary work. These will be curated for digital exhibition and serve as inspiration for an original theatre piece. The Sleepover is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (

Offerings may be shared by email, snail mail, or via our toll-free hotline through July 15, 2021.

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Organization/Company: The Sleepover
Location: Online
Deadline: July 15, 2021
How to Apply: Email attachments to [email protected]

Mail letters or packages to The Sleepover, P.O. Box 24574 Baltimore, MD 21214

Record an audio message on toll-free hotline: 1-833-SLP-OVER (757-6837)

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