We’re always on the lookout for new arts and culture programming. Whether workshops in ceramics, writing or visual arts, presentations on important cultural issues, or a musical performance, we’re interested in hearing from you. A key benefit to offering your workshop or presentation is that once your proposal is approved by the appropriate programming committee, we’ll take care of registration and marketing. Click here to review our revenue sharing policy.

Workshops & Classes

While our programming teams typically schedule for an entire season at once, we are open to new submissions for classes in writing craft or publishing and visual arts techniques, including clay. We also have an option for online courses. Check our calendar, to see the sorts of workshops we offer and whether yours might be a good fit.

Author Readings

The Manzanita Writers’ Series collects information about authors to feature for next year’s season.  The team meets in September to establish the final candidate list.  Typically, we schedule authors for the third Saturday of February, March, May, September, October, and November. In April, we focus on poetry, so poets should apply for that month.


We also offer presentations and films on topics relevant to our community, including for our Art of Aging & Dying conversation series. Other presentations we’ve hosted include travel features, art processes, and cultural events like Burning Man.

Musical Performances

We are delighted to host small musical groups that fit into our “living room” performance space.  We look for a diverse range of music—jazz, bluegrass, Irish and other world music. You may be able to take advantage of our sponsored music program, where musicians set the price and receive the full admission take.  

Application Process

If you are applying to teach a class, make a presentation, or any of the above, please allow a minimum of six weeks to review and approve your proposal. This allows us plenty of time to complete materials and market your proposed class to potential attendees in advance of the scheduled class date(s).

  • Fill out the online form and be sure to complete all the required fields
  • Attach any relevant images that can be used to promote your class (photos of yourself, your work, etc.)
  • Once you’ve completed the form, hit the SUBMIT button and you’ll receive an email confirmation

We always ask for feedback from class attendees.  That helps us ensure we’re offering the kinds of programs visitors and community members are interested in.  Here’s a sample of the standard evaluation we use. Feel free to modify this form to ensure it’s relevant for your workshop, class, or presentation.  

Questions?  Feel free to contact us.

There are several ways for artists and writers to share their work at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.

In the Hoffman Gallery, there are two primary ways artists may show their work. One is to participate in a themed group show.  The other is to submit an application in the fall for the following year.  Both opportunities are announced via our e-newsletter, on Facebook, and other media. 

We publish the North Coast Squid, a journal that highlights art and writing, and our Word & Image project, where artists and writers respond to each other’s work.  Both of those projects feature artists and writers with strong connections to the North Oregon Coast.

All these opportunities have specific deadlines, so check each of the sections below for updates. Or sign up for our e-newsletter, using the form below, to find out when we’re accepting submissions for each.   

Art Shows for the Hoffman Gallery

The mission of the Hoffman Gallery is to feature community art shows by North Oregon Coast artists–generally Clatsop and Tillamook Counties–to encourage art and creativity, and to showcase artists who also lead workshops or demos. Applications to show work are due by October 15 for a show in the following year, except for art instructors who will be accepted as space allows.

Additional Gallery Submission Information

North Coast Squid

Submissions are currently closed.  

The next submission period is slated for Spring/Summer of 2019. Review submission instruction details here.

Look for current issues of the North Coast Squid on sale at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore and Manzanita News & Espresso in Manzanita, the Beehive in Nehalem, The Roost in Wheeler, Tillamook County Pioneer Museum in Tillamook, Cannon Beach Books in Cannon Beach, Lucy’s Books in Astoria, and Beach Books in Seaside. Net proceeds from the cover price go towards future issues of the North Coast Squid.

Word & Image: A Dialogue Between Writers and Artists

Submission Period Open: April 1 – April 30, 2018.

Participants will be selected and paired in June. The Opening event will be held on October 6, 2018

Review submission instruction details here.

Submit your work using the Submit button below.

Manzanita Writers' Series 10 Year Celebration

Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Manzanita Writers’ Series and submit your favorite memories or stories about how any of our writing programs have had an impact on your writing life.  Did a poem you started in Writing Lounge get published? Tell us about the first time you ever read for open mic at a Writers’ Series event.  How did it feel to get something published in the North Coast Squid?

Please submit your piece, no longer than 900 words, in a MS Word doc and email it to [email protected]  The writing team will select a range of pieces to be read at the November 17th event and most entries will be published on our web site (as space allows.)

Looking forward to reading your work!