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Art on the Plaza 2022 Calling All South Florida Artists

Art on the Plaza call

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami is pleased to announce an open call to South Florida artists for a commission opportunity as part of the 2022 Art on the Plaza initiative.

Last year, the museum inaugurated Art on the Plaza, a series of temporary public art installations on MOCA North Miami’s plaza, that invites artists to activate the space and connect the museum to the community. The 2021 series featured South Florida artists including Reginald O’Neal Morel Doucet and Stephen Arboite, Najja Moon, Nice n’ Easy and Studio AMLgMATD.

This year, we are offering the opportunity for local artists to submit their work through an open call for Art on the Plaza 2022. We are requesting qualifications from professional artists in an effort to promote temporary installations on our public plaza and inspire our community and museum visitors. Selected art works include but are not limited to:

  • The building façade or architecture
  • Interventions within or incorporating the fountain
  • Free standing elements
  • Light-based artworks/projections
  • Participatory artworks adhering to social distancing guidelines
  • Landscape-based artworks or earthworks
Interested artists are invited to make proposals for temporary public art installations spanning three to four months in duration, with projects opening in July and September 2022. Each selected artist can be awarded up to $13,000.

Art on the Plaza 2020-21 Season


How to Apply

By Monday, March 28, 2022 11:59 pm: 

  1. Qualifications Materials:
    1. Work Samples: up to 5 images of completed projects. Please label image files 1-5. (Jpeg)
    2. Image Key: Create caption list for reach of the five work samples with the following information:
      1. Artist Name, title, year, medium, dimensions, and brief 1-2 sentence description. (PDF)
    3. Artist CV – Resume (PDF)
    4. Artist Statement (up to 200 words) – (PDF)
  2. Convert PDF files, PNG, or Jpeg images.
  3. Upload your files to a file hosting service such as Dropbox, WeTransfer or Google Drive, then email the sharable link to [email protected] using “2022 Art on the Plaza” as the email subject line.

Important Dates 

Deadline to Submit Qualifications 
Monday, March 28, 2022, 11:59 PM

Selection Committee Review & Notification to Artists
March 29 – April 1, 2022

July 2022 
Installation complete of Commission 1:  On view through mid-September

Late September 2022
Installation complete of Commission 2: on view through January 2023

*Dates are subject to change

Process

  • Artists based in South Florida are invited to submit qualifications.
  • A MOCA appointed selection committee will review artists’ qualifications and recommend a shortlist of artists.
  • Shortlisted artists will be invited to create full proposals and paid an honorarium for temporary artworks on MOCA Plaza in a competitive process.
  • Artist proposals will be reviewed by a MOCA appointed selection committee.
  • Selected artists will implement projects with the support of Art on the Plaza Project Manager and Creative Director.

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Art on the Plaza is presented by MOCA, with Major Support from the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA).