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.  

Six Sculptures, Six Opportunities, One Application: APPLY via Cafe ⇩

Six Sculptures Call for Artists:  $75K-$300K each.  Total $1.4 million

Applications Due:  Thursday, May 25, 2023 
Budgets:  Range from $75,000 to $300,000
Total Dollars Approximately $1,400,000

BoyntonArts seek multiple sculptors to create outdoor works for five property developers and one hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. With one application, each artist will be presented to all developers and the hospital over the next two years. Four sculptures will join the 40 ft tall “Cavalcade” by Albert Paley on the Avenue of the Arts (Ocean Ave) as a cultural destination in South Florida. A total of $1.4 million will be spent on new commissions or existing works ranging from $75,000 and $300,000. The developers and hospital welcome all styles with engaging content in materials resistant to Florida’s winds, sun and salt air. Boynton Beach is well known for its cultural diversity, charter fishing and Kinetic Biennial. boytnonarts.org @boyntonarts @kineticbiennial

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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