Artist Submission Policy & Guidelines

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville is a cultural resource of the University of North Florida. It is one of the Southeast’s largest contemporary art institutions, dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions by the finest international, national and regional artists. The museum’s exhibition programming is determined solely by the curatorial staff and not by unsolicited submissions.

MOCA Jacksonville welcomes submissions from artists for review, but asks that prior to submitting your work, you consider our mission and programming in order to determine whether your submission is appropriate to the mission of our museum. Naturally, the best way to do this would be to visit the museum and tour our changing exhibitions and permanent collection. If this is not possible, please explore our website and browse our current and past exhibitions.

Museum Overview & Mission Statement
Permanent Collection

MOCA Jacksonville reviews artist materials on a periodic basis and for informational purposes only. Due to the large volume of materials we receive we cannot return submitted materials. Please note that we do not accept original works of art or models, nor can we be responsible for any of these materials that are sent to us. Should the curatorial staff determine that the submission is appropriate to our program we will contact you.

Submissions may be made in either digital or hard copy form in the formats suggested below. Regardless of format, no more than 10 images should be submitted. Works submitted must have been completed in the last 3 years.

Due to the large volume, submissions that are not in the correct format may not be reviewed. Web addresses are not considered submissions.

Digital Submissions

should be on a CD or DVD with the following files:

  1. Last Name, First Name – Cover letter (Word or PDF)
  2. Last Name, First Name – Resume (Word or PDF)
  3. Last Name, First Name – Artist Statement (Word or PDF)
  4. Last Name, First Name – Supplementary Materials (Word or PDF)
  5. Last Name, First Name – Image List (Word or PDF)
  6. Last Name, First Name – Image Title (low-resolution JPEG)

Please do not submit any PowerPoints or video, unless it is essential to the work(s). Only 5 minutes of video will be watched.

Hard Copy Submissions:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Artist Statement
  4. Supplementary Materials
  5. Image List
  6. No more than 10 images

All hard copies should be on 8.5” x 11” paper. Images should be printed in a standard image size (4” x 6’, 5” x 7” or 8.5” x 11”) mailed in an envelope no larger than 9” x 12”

Please send your digital or hard copy via mail in an envelope no larger than 9” x 12” and address your submissions to:

Curatorial Department
Artist Submission
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Download Artist Submission Guidelines (PDF)