stArt.dt is a collaborative programming extension for the WFU student gallery and Wake Downtown. This initiative will periodically present work created by WFU students in available spaces at Wake Downtown, fostering cross-disciplinary interactions where creative and investigatory impulses overlap. Students interested in participating in stArt.dt should contact Maya Whitaker, stArt Gallery Manager, at

To be considered for stArt.dt, an artist must present works relating to science or community outreach, per the mission of Wake Downtown. Students of all class years are considered, with preference given to students who have demonstrated a prior commitment to the arts at Wake Forest. Interested students should review the proposal guidelines at the outset.

Applicants to the traditional stArtyourself program for an exhibition in Reynolda Village may be identified as more appropriate for stArt.dt. stArt reserves the right to allocate spaces at its discretion.

Students granted an independent exhibition opportunity are expected to be self-motivated and highly-engaged throughout the process. The process for artist/curator selection is increasingly competitive, and putting an exhibition together is a formidable project that requires dedication and commitment.