In-Person Submission Details

Voices of Lake County: The Postcards Project accepts both digital and physical submissions, as well as "live" performances – such as dance, music or theatrical performances – or live readings of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction narratives.

There will be a special performance event during the Voices of Lake County Spring Showcase on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 6-7:30 p.m. in A011 on CLC's Grayslake campus, where you will have the opportunity to perform your work in front of a live audience. Following the performance, there will be a reception at the Wright Gallery from 8-9 p.m. on May 12, 2022.

We will host two in-person submission dates, one in fall 2021 and one in spring 2022. This is an opportunity for you to submit physical work – such as an art piece, photography, etc. – as well as performance-based work.

Please consider attending our spring 2022 performance submission event on Wednesday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m. in P103 (CLC's Grayslake Campus). This is not a tryout – rather, it is an opportunity for you to submit your physical pieces or performance-based work to the Voices of Lake County team. We will use your performance submission to determine how to structure the performance event during the Spring Showcase in May.

Performance Submission Details

When & where is it?

Wednesday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m. in P103 (College of Lake County's Grayslake Campus).

What kind of work will you accept?

We will accept submissions of physical work (such as prints of artwork, paintings, etc. – you will need to pick up the work after the close of the showcase in the Wright Gallery after June 23) as well as "live" performance work.

Physical work may include:


  • Art prints

  • Paintings

  • Photography

  • Other physical pieces


Performance work may include:


  • Dance performances

  • Music performances

  • Theatrical performances

  • Poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction readings

  • Spoken word (slam poetry, monologues, etc.)


Please complete the waiver and submission form on the Voices of Lake County website prior to your in-person performance. There will also be an opportunity to complete the form on-site during the in-person submission date.

Do I need to sign up for a time slot?

No, the submissions are first come, first serve. Please be prepared to wait when you arrive if we are currently reviewing other performances. We do ask that you send an email to lotto@clcillinois.edu with your intent to attend the in-person submission event. This way, you will receive updated information about the event directly. In the subject line, write “Voices of Lake County Spring 2022 In-Person Performance Submissions.”

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring any materials that you need to perform your work: music, props, etc.

What is the space like in P103?

P103 is the Experimental Theatre in the James Lumber Center at College of Lake County (Grayslake Campus). The space includes a stage, which will be available for use during the in-person submissions.

Are masks required?

Per CLC policy, wearing masks are optional but highly recommended (beginning March 28, 2022).