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Dance: an Esther Rolle inspired exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 8/6/21
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Entry Fee (Dance: an Esther Rolle inspired exhibition): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Florida

Call to Artists – “Dance: An Esther Rolle Inspired Exhibition” at the Ali Cultural Arts Center, Pompano Beach, Florida
October 29, 2021 – February 9, 2022

The Mission of the Ali Cultural Arts Center is to both celebrate the history and culture of the African American community in the City of  Pompano Beach and to enhance local access to the cultural arts, with a focus on dance, music and the spoken word, including poetry, storytelling and theater, as part of the Downtown Pompano Creative Arts District. The Ali Cultural Arts Center is a platform to enrich the community through visual and performing arts. 

The City of Pompano Beach is inviting artists nationwide to submit original artworks to celebrate Esther Rolle’s participation in the dance artform. While living in New York City, celebrated Pompano Beach-born actress, Esther Rolle, was a member of the Shogola Oloba dance troop, created and led by master Asadata Dafora, and became its director in 1960. Selected artworks will be exhibited at the Ali Cultural Arts Center from October 29, 2021 through February 9, 2022.

Submit up to three (3) digital files via Notifications are sent via email. Artists selected will be given sufficient time to prepare their work and make shipping or delivery arrangements prior to their artwork intake deadline. Artists will receive a 70% commission on artwork sold.


-  A submission fee of $10 for up to 3 images submitted into
 Upload up to 3 images per artist should be submitted in the following format:

  • JPG, no larger than 5MB
  • Name each file with your name and the title, for example: smith_jane_title.jpg
  • Deadline for Submission: August 6, 2021, 11:59pm.

Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last ten (10) years. Work must not exceed 50” in any dimensions. All two-dimensional work must ready-to-hang. No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition. Should any piece of art differ significantly from the original image entry, the piece will be disqualified from the exhibition.

Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid UPS OR FED EX return label and be shipped in a container suitable to re-use for return shipping. Work must be shipped prepaid to Ali Cultural Arts Center in sturdy and reusable packing; make sure to include instructions for unpacking or assembly if needed. Work sent through the US Postal Service, must include a shipping label, USPS stamps will not be accepted. 
The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is not responsible for damage to artwork during transport to and from Ali Cultural Arts Center.​​ Work may also be delivered in person to Ali Cultural Arts Center. Complete shipping instructions will be mailed with acceptance notices. 


Submission Deadline: August 6, 2021, 11:59pm
Notification of Acceptance: September 10, 2021

Shipping/Delivery Deadline: October 22, 2021
Exhibition Dates:  October 29, 2021 – February 9, 2022

For more information, please visit, email us at or call 954.545.7800, Extension 3810.

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