Calls to Artists
Calls to Artists

Port Everglades - Palm Garage​


In partnership with Port Everglades, Broward County, Florida, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team (Artist) to design fabricate and install artwork at the new Port Everglades Palm Garage located at the intersection of Eisenhower Boulevard and SW 20th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Opportunities exist on the building’s exterior facade.  

Additional opportunities may be identified in collaboration with the design team. The artwork’s design shall contribute to the Port’s visual branding theme of the Everglades and resolve to establish an artistic sense of place for Port Everglades visitors. Budget: $320,000.


Call deadline: September 21, 2017




Port Everglades - 90th Anniversary


In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Broward County, Florida, Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to transform the exterior walls of a structure located on top of a 6-story parking garage. The structure houses the Harbormaster Tower and Operations Center. The exterior public art will celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the establishment of Port Everglades.


The art will be highly visible to cruise ship passengers who visit the Port as they sail away to their travel destinations and from other locations within Port Everglades. The artwork may also be distinguishable from the adjacent State Park and recreational vessels in the Intercostal Waterway. The overall design aesthetic of the artwork shall contribute to Port Everglades' commitment to establish a sense of place for Port's visitors. ​The total budget established for this project shall not exceed $90,000.

Call  Deadline - October 6, 2017



Port Everglades - Cruise Terminal 25

In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Broward County, Florida, Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team (Artist) to design, fabricate and install artwork with a technological component in the Passenger Check-In Hall of Port Everglades, Cruise Terminal 25. The Check-In Hall wall has opportunities for backlighting and the artwork shall create visual interest and stimulation in the Hall. The artwork shall take its inspiration from the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ship, Celebrity Edge.​ 

Total Budget - $300,000
Call  Deadline - October 20, 2017


Call to Artists:
Florida International Trade and Culture Expo (FITCE)  


Call to Artists: The FITCE Cultural Program Committee will be selecting professional artists to exhibit, perform, and engage audiences during the upcoming 2017 Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) on October 17, 18, 2017 at Broward County Convention Center. Artists (all disciplines) interested are invited to complete, and submit, this application in order to be considered.
From October 17-18, Broward County and all of South Florida will welcome local and international companies for a unique opportunity to engage key leaders, experts and attendees from around the world to participate in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment and culture. The goal of FITCE is to expand Broward County as the premier importing and exporting trading capital, while helping to establish new businesses and nurture existing businesses to spur continued growth. 

Deadline for the artist call October 13, 2017 at 11:59PM.


 PDF Guide to Online Application
Online Tutorial FITCE 2017 Call to Artists.pdfOnline Tutorial FITCE 2017 Call to Artists.pdf

Artist inquiries please email, grants administrator, James Shermer:


Chalk Lit


 Broward County Main Library invites you to take part in Ft. Lauderdale's 
inaugural chalk art festival. 
This free family friendly event will feature live 2D and 3D chalk artists creating large scale murals in the north plaza of the Main Library. Come experience delicious food trucks, music, crafting with Blick Art Supply and the unique experience of watching street painting unfold before your eyes on the pavement.  

Call To Artists

The Chalk Lit Festival’s theme is 'Literature', part of the National Endowment
for the Arts’ Big Read? Community Reading Program. 4'x6', 5'x5', or 6'x6' spaces available.
Deadline for entries is October 15th, 2017. Spaces are limited!​
Artist inquiries please email Art Director Carrie Bennett: