2020 Florida Biennial Open Call

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 exhibition is on view through February 21, 2021.


Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 10, 2020.


Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art is this year’s Juror/Guest Curator. This year’s 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 artists will receive solo exhibitions in the Center’s Middle and Interactive Galleries during the Biennial dates. Participating artists in the General Exhibition will also be awarded a $40 stipend. All Biennial exhibited artists 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. 

More information can be found on our Open Call web page



The Center aims to engage the community at all levels to create self-sustaining opportunities in alternative spaces. Specifically, our Curator of Exhibitions routinely reviews submissions by emerging and established artists in the contemporary art field. The programming of exhibitions has an emphasis on activation, collaboration, and site-specificity with an endeavor to foster relationships with local artists.

Submissions are reviewed via email. Phone calls and scheduled visits are by invitation only.

Please email with the subject matter “Submission”


  1. Images of your latest body of work (file sizes can be no larger than 10MB, jpeg and pdf preferred)

  2. Description or artist statement of your current practice (no longer than 500 words)

  3. CV with your current website at the top, outlining your education, exhibition experiences, awards,
    residencies, and publications. 

Submissions are conducted on an ongoing basis. There is no set time for this review. If accepted, our Curator will personally email you. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee you an exhibition, yet we do value your time as we continue to expand our outreach to artists.


Flag Project

Additionally, the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood activates its street presence with artist commissioned flags that express issues in art and culture. A flag can bear emblems, mascots, instructions, and signs among other powerful images and text. The raising of a new flag supports new perspectives and possible solutions for a better economy, society, and an inclusive worldview.

Submissions for the flag are encouraged.

Please email with the subject matter “Flag Project”


  1. Flag design in a JPEG of PDF file. The images can be no larger than 5MB with a maximum number of 5 images.

  2. Proposal with description in 350 words or less describing your design.

  3. CV with your current website at the top, outlining your education, exhibition experiences, awards, residencies, and publications. 

Flag designs are a 3:2 ratio. The final produced flag will be
72 inches (wide) x 48 inches (height).


We encourage all interested artists and curators to attend gallery events at the Center.

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Art and Culture Center / Hollywood

1650 Harrison St.
Hollywood, FL 33020

954. 921. 3274
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The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.