BFI’s focus is on artists creating site specific exhibitions, workshops, performances, talks and bus tours. BFI is letting artists lead the way to figure out the best site for their work in relation to Miami. Past projects have taken place in a public park, a performing arts theater, a basketball court, and on the beach. Nomadic programming allows artists to create social experiences that go beyond four white walls.
BFI will provide funding and support for artists whose site-specific projects inspires learning and exchange between artists and the public.
We encourage proposals that are creative and embrace experimentation. We are interested in your process, not just the final product.
Applicants are able to submit proposals for bus tours, site specific exhibitions and projects. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel and contacted in mid April 2017.
BFI is an artist-run space dedicated to creativity, experimentation, and discourse in contemporary art. We aim to create a bridge between Miami and the international art world by curating a program that alternates between the local and the global. BFI is committed to building the Miami arts community by offering support for artist projects, art exhibitions, and additional activities such as lectures, events, film screenings, and Bus Tours. WEIRD MIAMI, a central part of BFI, is a platform for exhibitions and public programming that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the city and its artistic offerings. BFI is a not-for-profit space funded primarily by grants, donations, and the sale of print editions.
The BFI is generously supported in part by a Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S.and James L. Knight Foundation, and with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. and the Miami Downtown Development Authority.