The Historic Ali Cultural Arts is a 4,194 sq. ft. building that can host dance rehearsals, meetings, classes and special events. There are three multipurpose gallery spaces for revolving educational, historical and cultural exhibitions. Each of the three galleries can function independently or as part of a collaborative exhibition.
The Historic Ali Cultural Arts welcome 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).
The Ali reviews PDF Submissions only. Submissions must include the following items in a single PDF, and email it to PBArtsInfo@copbfl.com:
Selection Process for Exhibitions
Applications for exhibitions at the Ali Cultural Arts are received on a rolling basis. We welcome proposals for individual and group exhibitions by artists, curators, collectives and organizations.
To assist in the selection process, a committee of five members from the Pompano Beach and Broward 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, 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. Cultural Affairs 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 the Ali Cultural Arts curatorial themes. The Ali Cultural Arts exhibition calendar is scheduled a year 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 Cultural Affairs Department staff.
The process will repeat six months after. 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.