MUCE Now or Neverland Art Fair | Art Basel WKND


Entry Deadline: Sep. 3

200 nw 54TH Street
Miami, FL 33138

A mixture of old and new, Now Or Neverland: Ode To Hip Hop serves as a visual representation of a genre that influenced a generation. Celebrating 45 years since inception, Hip Hop should be reflected in exhibiting works at varying stages of growth. Artists are encouraged to deconstruct the genre by exploration of the five elements: MCing, DJing, BBoy (Breaking), Graffiti, and Knowledge. Staying true to MUCE ‘s Now or Neverland Art Fair, artwork should reflect the parallels of the artist’s fantastical perspectives of reality and the influence of Hip Hop culture in their lives. Themes considered for exhibition also include the musical and political foundations of hip hop such as: Jazz, R&B, Soul, sampling, socioeconomics disparities, urban living, etc.

Artists are overall encouraged to submit work that depicts Hip Hop’s influence in fashion, music, dance, culture, politics, fads & trends over the past 4 and half decades. The exhibit is open to honor and to critique of the genre.

More about the festival:

The third annual Now Or Neverland: Ode to Hip-Hop Art Festival during Art Basel weekend is hosted by MUCE. This outdoor art fair is hosted in a 50 x 50 gallery tent highlighting local, national, and international visual artists. The fair includes an opening & closing reception, live performances, fashion, artist talks, youth engagement, and merchandising space for exhibiting artist and interested vendors. Culinary cuisine will be served up by the famous Chef Creole and patrons and artists will have the opportunity to explore the dynamic elements of hip hop at the fantastical Now or Neverland: Ode to hip hop.

Check out a recap of our 2016 festival here. To learn more about the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience visit our website at

Perks to Exhibiting with MUCE

Catalogue: Each accepted entry will be featured in a color brochure/catalogue of the exhibit.
GMCVB: highlighted – Greater Miami Convention Visitors Bureau Art picks and GMCVB Visual Art Partner.  Official stop on the Art Basel Bus tours sponsored by the City of Miami In partnership with the iconic Chef Creole Restaurant located in the heart of Little Haiti aka Lemon city/NE 2nd Ave District Located minutes from the famous Wynwood District Affordable way to exhibit during one of the largest Art Fairs in the World Official MUCE participant certificate and award Ceremony. Artist will receive up to 10 general admission tickets to the show.

Submissions: All submissions must go through Call for entry –

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Dates and Deadlines

Deadline to submit: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, 11:59 PM

Notification Date: Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:59 PM

Participation Acknowledgement Deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:59 PM

Delivery Deadline: Friday, November 17th, 2017, 11:59 PM

Exhibition Dates: December 6 – 10th, 2017, 11:59 PM

Pick-Up Deadline: Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, 11:59 PM

All selected works must be delivered November 13 – 17, 2017 and picked up no later than Wednesday, December 20th, 2017. MUCE is not responsible for any works after that date. The artists will be assessed a storage fee of $3 fee per day per piece beginning December 21, 2017.

If the work is be returned via a third party carrier, a prepaid return label should be provided no later than Monday December 11th, 2017 to be shipped no later than Wednesday December 20th. We will not accept credit card or shipping account information.


Fees: There is a non-refundable submission fee of $75. While we would love to accept everyone space is limited, the fee is for consideration only. All submitted works are subject to approval, no exceptions.

Installation fee: If chosen to exhibit – there is a $10 non-refundable installation/hanging fee for each work accepted for exhibition. No exceptions.

Commission Fee: All exhibited work and merchandise sold during the exhibition will be subject to a 30% commission fee.

Storage Fee: All works in our possession after December 20th, 2017 will be assessed a storage fee of $3 fee per day per piece.


Participating artists are responsible for shipping of their work both to and from the exhibition.

Work Requirements:

Work In progress: We are open to works in progress. If you are considering developing new work specifically for Now or Neverland, you must also include a short description of concept, sketches of your design, images depicting previous works, intended size, cost and medium. You must also apply with a previous body of work, to provide the curator and jury context of your work.

If accepted to exhibit, the work in progress must be 100% complete and with final images submitted by October 1st at 11:59 pm. An artist must submit by the original deadline date of Sunday, August 31st, 2017, 11:59 PM however any work in progress not complete with final images by October 1st will be disqualified. We reserve the right to refuse installation for any reason.

If submitting video– please submit images through café and email a dropbox or vimeo link to [email protected]. Please be sure to reference your Call For Entry submission or transaction for consideration.

Size: There is no size limit to submissions. If proposing a site specific installation, a video or performance link to current & past work when submitting is required.

Installation-ready: Each accepted entry must be installation-ready, framed or encased, with appropriate hanging hardware and installation instructions, and clearly labeled with artist’s name and title of the work. Sculptures will be floor placed although some will be displayed on platforms. Test your framing/presentation before delivery. Please remember that the presentation of your work is as important as the object, and deserves extra care and consideration. MUCE retains the right to reject works from the exhibition at any time, at their discretion. All submission and installation fees are non refundable.

Exhibition Dates: December 6th- 10th, 2017. Opening Reception is Wednesday December 6, 2017. Time TBA.

Duration: Accepted work may not be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition on Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Insurance: MUCE will have event liability insurance. All artists are encouraged to provide additional insurance. The area will be under 24 hour surveillance during Art Basel weekend.

Photography: By submitting your work and if accepted, you give MUCE the right to use all submitted media for the purpose of marketing and advertisement for events including but not limited to the MUCE Now Or Neverland: Ode To Hip-Hop Exhibition. You also provide permission to use the likeness of you and/or your work (either video or photography) captured during the exhibition for marketing as we see fit. Submission to the fair shall act as acknowledgement of these terms.

To learn more about the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience visit our website at or check out this video recap of 2016 festival Now Or Neverland: Urban Uproar! Click here to watch

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