2020 Florida Biennial Call to Artists

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2020 Florida Biennial Call to Artists


The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is thrilled to announce the Open Call for its 2020 Florida Biennial. This tenth edition of the Center’s Biennial is open to visual artists residing in the state of Florida to submit their artwork for the exhibition that opens on November 7, 2020. The 2020 Florida Biennial is juried by Juror/Guest Curator, Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art.
The 2020 Florida Biennial will feature Artists Select, a special $500 honorarium that will go to two artists selected by the Juror/Guest Curator based on their site-specific proposals. Additionally, these two artists selected by the Juror/Guest Curator will receive solo exhibitions in the Center’s Middle and Interactive Galleries during the Biennial dates. Participating artists in the General Exhibition will be awarded a $40 honorarium and will receive a Friends-level membership, which provides free admission to more than 1,000 cultural institutions as part of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program.

Biennial Open for Submissions: Monday, April 13, 2020

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, July 10, 2020

Announcement of Participating Artists: Friday, August 21, 2020

Delivery of Artworks: October 13 – 26, 2020

Installation: November 2 – 6, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7, 2020

Exhibition Closes: February 20, 2021

Return/Pick-up of Artwork: February 24 – March 1, 2021


Proposals will be accepted from individual artists who live, work, study or maintain a studio in the state of Florida. Three artworks total may be submitted per entry for General Exhibition and two files total may be submitted per entry for Artists Select where you may be selected for a solo exhibition during the Biennial. Only one entry per artist.

ENTRY FEE  Cost to submit an entry: $40



Artists Select: Two artists will be selected for solo exhibitions in the Middle and Interactive Galleries during the 2020 Florida Biennial. Each artist will receive a $500 honorarium
General Exhibition: $40 honorarium for all exhibiting artists in the Biennial exhibition
All Participating Artists: $150 Friend-Level membership, which provides free admission to more than 1,000 cultural institutions given to all exhibiting artists in the Biennial

Artists are invited to submit up to three image(s) of artwork to be considered for inclusion of the 2020 Florida Biennial. Artwork may be any medium including: photography, video, prints, sculptural installations, crafts, textiles, drawing, painting, etc. Files must be jpg or pdf, no larger than 10MB per file. Please include all artwork information (Title, Size, Date, Medium, Edition, Insurance Value). Selected artists will receive a $40 honorarium and $150 Friend-Level membership.  Submissions will only be accepted via our online form. 

Artists are encouraged (but not required) to submit solo exhibitions/site-specific proposals to be considered for the Artist Select sections. Two artists will be selected and will receive a $500 honorarium and $150 Friend-Level membership. If selected, the participant will present the proposed project as a solo exhibition in the Middle or Interactive Gallery during the 2020 Biennial. If selected, the Juror/Guest Curator and Curator of Art and Culture Center/Hollywood will determine which Gallery the selected artist will present their work. The Middle Gallery is 31’9” x 11’4. The Interactive gallery is 26’7” x 9’2”.  Click here to download floor plans. Please submit no more than two files (jpg or pdf, no more than 10 MB each) with a brief description of your exhibition proposal (1,000 words maximum) on the online submission form.
Only electronic submissions may be considered.  

By submitting a proposal, each participant, if selected, agrees to the conditions below.  

The applicant will receive an email notification on the status of their application no later than
Friday, August 21, 2020.
Artwork selected must be installed as described.   
The artist can propose to create a new body of work for exhibition. The artist must submit a description of the proposed work, and samples of previously created work for quality review.  
Participants may not change their exhibit between selection and exhibition without permission from the Juror/Guest Curator and Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. 
If the artwork is not as proposed originally, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood has the right to cancel the artist’s inclusion and the honorarium would be forfeited.  
The artist must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all artwork entered.
Once selected, the participant and Art and Culture Center/Hollywood staff will coordinate exhibition, opening reception, artwork drop off, installation, de-installation and pickup dates and times. 
Selected participants are responsible for the delivery and return of the artwork(s).
Participants will receive and sign a loan agreement with Art and Culture Center/Hollywood stating the dates and exhibition terms.
To receive honorariums, participants must submit a W-9 for payment purposes.    
Art and Culture Center/Hollywood has permission to photograph and reproduce any work submitted to the exhibition for publicity purposes is considered granted unless otherwise stated in writing.
All artwork will be insured on premises as long as a list of artwork titles, descriptions, and values is presented before work is delivered and photographed on site. Artwork is not insured while on delivery to and from Art and Culture Center/Hollywood.
Art and Culture Center/Hollywood cannot store artwork for a later pickup; artwork must be picked up on the days of de-installation.