CALL TO ARTISTS

  • Photograph of PRIDE flag painted on a Boynton Beach intersection in 2021
    PRIDE Intersection 2021

Welcome to the City of Boynton Beach "Call to Artists" 

Opportunities are posted here for new public art commission, exhibitions, jobs and art fairs sponsored by the City of Boynton Beach.  Other opportunities in South Florida and the Treasure Coast can be posted by request.    The Public Art Program strives to enhance the arts by supporting Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County and other Florida artists in the region.   Click here to be on the mailing list for announcements.   https://bit.ly/BoyntonList

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Call to Artists:
In the last 20 years, several Florida cities have utilized a mural program to improve the aesthetics of older buildings in their downtowns and warehouse districts. Miami, Hollywood, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach are a few examples. Miami’s Wynwood District became a national tourist attraction, propelling the careers of many up-and-coming artists.


Murals can inspire collaboration and pride within a community as well as be catalysts for economic growth. As an artist, you will work closely with the City of Boynton Beach, community constituents, and local business owners to celebrate the past and imagine the future of our city.

Mural Specifications:

  • Lifespan of at least 5 years
  • Priority is given to locations that can significantly express and define a neighborhood or district
  • Strong theme that relates to Boynton Beach with a preference for interactivity
  • Experienced and talented mural artist or project manager
  • Materials can be hand-painted, hand-tiled mosaic, carved or etched masonry, digitally printed im-age or digitally display system
  • Community participation is appreciated, but not required
  • The City provides a matching 50% grant of up to $5,000.00

Process:

  • Download documents and call the Public Arts staff with questions
  • Find a wall or other surface and secure the permission of the property owner (BoyntonArts does not provide a list of available walls)
  • Prepare application as required and include resume and illustrations. Submissions reviewed and approved by Art Advisory Board

Application:

  • Artist resume and history
  • Cover letter answering:
    • Does this mural provide any opportunities for community engagement, if so, what are they?
    • How does this mural relate to the location and Boynton Beach in general?
  • Attachments:
    • Illustration of proposed image(s)
    • Image of the overall building and site and images(s) of the proposed location of the murals
    • If using digital displays and projections, sample images, and a policy statement on the owner's criteria for future images

Submit all requirements to PublicArt@bbfl.us by Tuesday, June 7th at 5:00 pm

Download Mural Program Guidelines here: Mural Program Guidelines

Download Mural Application here: Mural Application

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Why Participate:

In the last 20 years, several Florida cities have utilized a mural program to improve the aesthetics of older buildings in their downtowns and warehouse districts. Miami, Hollywood, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach are a few examples. Miami’s Wynwood District became a national tourist attraction, propelling the careers of many up-and-coming artists.


Murals can inspire collaboration and pride within a community as well as be catalysts for economic growth. As an artist, you will work closely with the City of Boynton Beach, community constituents, and local business owners to celebrate the past and imagine the future of our city.

 

Matching Grants for Murals:
To encourage murals in the City, matching grants for excellent murals on privately-owned buildings and sites will be made available based on available city funding. All these murals must be guaranteed by the building or site owner for a minimum of five years with maintenance and repair if necessary. Murals cannot be signs for a business and must follow specific criteria.

As funds are available, the Art Advisory Board will review applications for mural grants. The grants can support a maximum of 50% of the mural costs up to a maximum of $5,000. The other 50% could potentially be matched by the CRA’s Commercial Property Improvement Grant Program:
cra.boyntonarts.org

Application:

  • Contact the Public Art Department for more information 
  • Submit application, images of the wall(s), and dimensions 
  • If you do not already have an artist to work with, send your address, contact information, images of the wall(s), and dimensions to: PublicArt@bbfl.us

Download Mural Program Guidelines here: Mural Program Guidelines

Download Mural Application here: Mural Application

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BoyntonArts, the City of Boynton Beach Public Art Program, seeks artists to apply to exhibit their artwork for the 6th Kinetic Biennial in Boynton Beach, Florida. The Biennial provides the opportunity to present and potentially sell kinetic art on the opening weekend (of January 27-29) and over 10 months in downtown Boynton Beach.

More information on the past Biennials can be found at https://www.facebook.com/kineticbiennial

NOTE:  Artists may apply for multiple opportunities including indoor exhibitions or installations, video presentations, and community engagement.  

Applications Due: August 16, 2022, at 5:00 PM, EDT

Download Indoor Artwork Guidelines here: Kinetic Biennial Indoors

Download Outdoor Artwork Guidelines here: Kinetic Biennial Outdoors

CALL TO ARTISTS

Art in City Buildings

Front building of City Hall at night with blue lights reflecting

Application Deadline: Rolling

BoyntonArts seeks paintings, drawings, prints, photography and other 2D works for display in City of Boynton Beach buildings. Works will be displayed in public lobbies and staff office areas including the Mayor and City Commissioners. The works will be identified with wall text and can be available for sale. BoyntonArts will have a special webpage that shows all the art with links to the artists.

The minimum loan period is six months with a preference for a year commitment. Buildings include City Hall, Carolyn Sims Center, Utilities Headquarters, Intracoastal, Senior Center and historic Women’s Club building, now an event rental facility. Works that depicts the people, events, fishing, sports, cars, businesses, buildings, bridges, canals, landscapes, seascapes, etc. from Boynton Beach are appreciated, but not a mandatory requirement.

Your work will be insured and the artist will receive a $100 honorarium for each work displayed.

The application should provide the following information:

  • 1 to 5 works for consideration
  • Resume
  • Bio
  • Link to website, social media handles, and any other digital media available

The policy of the Public Art Program is to support diverse, equitable and inclusive arts. All exhibitions should include a cultural and ethnic diversity of artists.

Send application to: Veronica Inberg, Public Art Coordinator at InbergV@bbfl.us Questions: Veronica Inberg at 561-742-6757

View current and previous exhibitions at: boyntonarts.org

Boynton Beach Public Art Program
City Hall, 125 East Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, Florida #boyntonarts boyntonarts.org
publicart@bbfl.us 561-742-6757 Glenn Weiss, Manager. Veronica Inberg, Coordinator

 

Call for Volunteer Curators

Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center Gallery
Deadline: Rolling
Released July 29, 2022

BoyntonArts invites experienced curators and individual artists to volunteer to curate the gallery in the Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center (BBACC). Four curators will be chosen to organize 2-3-month exhibitions between in 2022 & 2023. Curatorial responsibilities will include, but is not limited to attending opening receptions, hanging work, provide a curatorial statement, finding artists, and writing wall text. This is an excellent opportunity for both practicing curators and artists to experiment with and develop their curatorial vision, as well as build their audience and portfolios. The curator may include their own art in the exhibition.

With the ongoing development of Downtown Boynton Beach as an arts and cultural destination, the BBACC Gallery has already hosted eleven shows since its opening in 2021 to a diverse and growing audience. All shows will be marketed as a partnership between BoyntonArts and the curator through the City’s social media platforms, newsletters, digital billboards and website.

Second Career Artists Exhibition
Second Career Artists Exhibition


Laura Marsh & Gillian Kennedy Wright Exhibition
Laura Marsh & Gillian Kennedy Wright Exhibition

About the Art Gallery – Located on the first floor of the Boynton beach Arts & Cultural Center (BBACC), the gallery has 12” wide hallways, with a total of 2,112 square foot space. Modern lighting that evenly illuminates artwork on the two 9.6’high X 88’ long walls, which can be adjusted by the curator(s). The Art Gallery is where BoyntonArts has displayed rotating exhibitions and hosted opening receptions in neighboring classrooms and/or event space. The exhibitions feature local and national artists that contribute to thought provoking, intriguing and educational topics that attract visitors to the City of Boynton Beach. Additionally:

  • Space has a flexible wire hanging exhibition system.
  • Space has adjustable track lighting
  • Open to public, City employees, tourists and visitors of the BBACC
  • Can accommodates 2-D and 3-D wall art only
  • Limited display of artwork on pedestals

Location and Hours
100 East Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL
As a public building the gallery is open during business hours as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm
  • Saturday: 9am-1pm
  • Sunday: Closed/ by appointment only

Volunteer Curator Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with artists and arrange for loan agreements to be signed
  • Coordinate the reception, storage, maintenance and return of artwork to artists with staff
  • Install and hang exhibition
  • Develop timeline for exhibition
  • Attend opening reception
  • Recommend any additional events and exhibition events if desired
  • Adhere to the rules and guidelines of the City of Boynton Beach
  • Write wall text, draft press release including gathering images for PR
  • Prepare artwork wall labels

BoyntonArts Responsibilities:

  • Provide the curator with $300 to cover expenses
  • Print marketing materials and exhibition wall text
  • Promote exhibition on City website, newsletter, social media, digital billboards
  • Coordinate exhibition needs with City staff

The application should provide the following information:

  • Resume
  • Brief description of curatorial ideas with a minimum of 4 artist per exhibition. More than one idea can be submitted.
  • Link to website, social media handles, and any other digital media available

The policy of the Public Art Program is to support diverse, equitable and inclusive arts. All exhibitions should include a cultural and ethnic diversity of artists.

Please send application to:
Veronica Inberg, Public Art Coordinator at InbergV@bbfl.us

Questions: Veronica Inberg at 561-742-6757