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Call To Broward Employees
Employee Art Exhibit 2019


DUE: MARCH 15th, 2019


Broward County Employees are invited to participate in an employee art exhibit hosted by the Cultural Division.  The "Employee Art Exhibit" gives County employees an opportunity to showcase their talents at the Governmental Center and through an online exhibit. The artistic merit of the applicants will be recognized in a reception for the artists and their guests.


Application Guidelines

Each County employee may submit one entry for consideration.  To enter, employees must submit a completed "online" application and digital images of their artwork using the website The artwork can be in any 2-dimensional medium, any size, and depict any theme suitable for public display, as determined in the sole discretion of the Cultural Division. The employee must be the sole author of the artwork.  The artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution, and may not violate any copyright or other intellectual property rights or laws or County regulations.  Reproductions, copies, or derivate artwork may not be submitted.  This opportunity is open to County employees only, 18 years of age or older.  Contract employees to the County and friends or family of employees are not eligible to apply.


Exhibit of Artwork

The Cultural Division will notify employees whose work is selected for display.  The selected artwork will be displayed at the Governmental Center, located at 115 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, or online. Upon request, the employee will deliver the original artwork, clearly labeled with the employee's name and telephone number, to the Cultural Division's offices located in the Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301, or as otherwise requested by the Cultural Division. The artwork must be matted, framed, and ready for display.  The artist should include hanging instructions and any special hardware required for hanging; however, the Cultural Division retains sole discretion as to the method, location, and manner of display of the artwork.  Artwork that is heavy, oversized, requires additional structural support to the walls or display grid, electricity, display cases or other special mechanisms, may be submitted for online display, but will not be displayed in the Governmental Center.


Employees must agree to display the artwork for the entire exhibition period and cannot remove artwork prior to the conclusion of the exhibit. Employees will be notified of the date that the exhibit will open and close. The Cultural Division is unable to store artwork, and employees must pick up artwork from the Governmental Center within 48 hours after the conclusion of the exhibit.


Accepted Mediums for Display at the Governmental Center:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (charcoal and pastel drawings should be fixed)
  • Collages (must be two-dimensional)
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums, such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs


Accepted Mediums for Online Display Only:

  • Video
  • Performance Art
  • Artwork requiring special infrastructure such as electric supply or reinforcement of walls
  • Artwork that will decay or create a safety hazard
  • Any other artwork determined unsuitable for display


Submission Guidelines

Artwork submissions must be made through the website , and must include a .pdf of the artwork.  Employees who do not have access to a computer may contact Fraser Poorman, or 954-357-4795, to determine an alternate submission method.  Submission of artwork for consideration constitutes the artist's agreement that the County may use, display, publish, and reproduce the artwork for noncommercial purposes only, including without limitation press releases and County publications.  The County is not responsible for any damage to the artwork caused by third parties or arising from the public display of the artwork, and risk of loss or damage will be solely borne by the artist. 

Artwork not suitable for public display for any reason, as determined in the sole discretion of the Cultural Division, will not be selected for this exhibition. Artwork may be removed from the exhibition by the County for any reason at the sole discretion of the County. Participation in this activity is voluntary, and employees whose artwork is selected for the exhibition will not be compensated for their participation.  All costs associated with the display of the artwork, including matting and framing, are at the employee's sole expense.


Broward Cultural Division

Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of hundreds across the country, providing financial, technical, and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations.  The Cultural Division administers a robust public art program with more than 250 artworks commissioned specifically for County facilities. Broward County has more than 1.8 million residents, 13.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,291 arts-related businesses employing 23,498 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations, and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs.   


Deadline for Submissions:

The deadline to submit a completed application including the release form and a pdf of the artwork is Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5pm.


Please call or email questions to:

Fraser Poorman 954-357-4795 /