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

Boynton Beach Solid Waste Truck

Honoring Solid Waste Workers in Boynton Beach

The City of Boynton Beach Public Art Program seeks an artist or artist team to create an online and physical artwork to recognize the work of Solid Waste Truck Drivers in the City of Boynton Beach. The project requires that the artist(s) "ride-along" with each driver while developing the artwork.  The artwork can be a video, digital book, songs, photography, etc, and public art.  The artist or artist team must make a formal public presentation/performance/dialogue for the truck drivers and their friends and families.  A permanent display of some type must be made.  

For more information about the project and how to apply download the RFQ here: Full RFQ & Application Instructions

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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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For National Parks and Recreation Month 2022, the City of Boynton Beach wants to celebrate your photographs through an exhibition in the Arts & Cultural Center gallery and in a virtual art gallery online.   Everyone can participate in the contest and there is only one rule:  the photograph must have been taken in a Boynton Beach Park during the last three years.   It could be of your friends, family, or a selfie enjoying the Fourth of July, a Boynton Beach Bulldog game, or the sun setting under the Kapok Tree. 

We love creativity like a fun costume for Halloween or decorations for a birthday party. 

You can submit any of your favorite pictures taken with a cellphone or camera whether they are posted to Facebook, Instagram, or other site by following this link: https://weblink.bbfl.us/Forms/ParkRecPhotoContest

Winners will be selected in the categories of

  • Nature
  • Sports
  • Event
  • Park Gathering
  • Active in the Park

Prizes are $50 Gift Cards

All entries will be posted on our website where you can vote for your favorites during July and visit our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates by following @boyntonbeachrec

Deadline to submit photographs:  June 12, 2022, 4:30 pm.

Exhibition held at the Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center between July 1st and 31st, 2022.

Public voting for the winners between July 1 and July 21. 

Winners will be recognized on Saturday, July  23.

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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