The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department welcomes proposals to exhibit in our gallery spaces. Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for exhibitions, following the Proposal Guidelines below. Please note that due to high volume of submissions we review all applications twice a year (every six months approximately).
Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department reviews PDF submissions only. Submissions must include the following items in a single PDF, and email it to PBArtsInfo@copbfl.com
Applications for exhibitions at Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department gallery spaces are received on a rolling basis. The Department welcomes proposals for individual and group exhibitions by artists, curators, collectives and organizations.
To assist in the selection process, a committee from Pompano Beach and Broward visual arts community will provide feedback in the selection of exhibiting artists from the pool of submissions collected by Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department staff.
Twice a year, the committee reviews the submissions and scores each entry following a standard numeric guide that helps evaluate each submission. When it is time for review, Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department staff prepares the committee members, notifies them of the process, and distributes the electronic submissions received from the time of the last review, to each committee member. Committee members have three weeks to complete the revision process and submit their evaluations.
Evaluation will be done electronically on a web-based platform, allowing each committee member to participate at their own pace and convenience. Department staff is available to answer questions throughout the selection process.
Committee members have the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback to the artists that are not selected to encourage them to improve their application and submit again.
Exhibition proposals that are approved by the committee will be scheduled in the Exhibition Calendar following Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department curatorial themes. The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department exhibition calendar is scheduled 12 – 18 months in advanced; selected exhibitions take place within the following couple of years.
All applicants will be notified of their selection status within 30 days of the final results from the Committee, and planning for scheduling approved exhibitions will start by Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department staff.
The process will repeat every six months. Committee members serve on one-year terms that can be renewed up to three years, for minimum of two reviews and a maximum of six reviews.