Andrews Avenue Bridge Call to Artists

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Andrews Avenue Bridge Call to Artists


In partnership with the Highway Bridge and Maintenance Division, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artistic lighting designer or lighting design team (Professional Visual Artist), to create an artistic lighting design to transform the Andrews Avenue Bridge located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The drawbridge spans the New River between Las Olas Boulevard and South Fifth Street. This artistic intervention shall create a sense of place, bring interest, and help activate the riverfront.

The budget of this project is currently set to $450,000.00

Applicants Eligibility:

This Call to Professional Visual Artists is open to professional lighting designers, or design team, eighteen years of age or older; residing in the United States or with offices based in the United States, who have not been previously selected for a County project in the past 10 years and who have completed a minimum of five (5) public art projects with a budget of $25,000 or more and have demonstrated experience completing and coordinating exterior lighting designs with construction project managers, and related contractors, engineers and architects. Professional Visual Artist shall review and accept the terms of the Broward County Standards Agreement before applying to the Call to Professional Visual Artists. Please refer to the Agreement:

Application process and Selection Criteria: 

The Broward Cultural Division manages the application process. An Artist Selection Panel (Panel) shall review the applications to this Call to Professional Visual Artists. This Panel includes a member of the Public Art & Design Committee, arts professionals, and an agency and community representative. The Panel shall review the applicants and select a shortlist of finalists on the basis of the excellence of their past work of similar scope, as demonstrated by the visuals and other submission materials. The Panel shall also consider the versatility and appropriateness of the media in which the shortlisted Professional Visual Artists have demonstrated proficiency, as it relates to the scope of this project.

Shortlisted Professional Visual Artists will be invited to develop conceptual design proposals to present in person to the Artist Selection Panel. They will receive information about the project and have a minimum of one (1) month to prepare a conceptual design proposal for review by the Artist Selection Panel. Finalists will be paid a $1,500.00 honorarium for the proposal and presentation expenses and up to $500.00 of approved travel expenses. Finalists’ proposals must include a written narrative, visual materials (drawings and optional models) necessary to convey the initial concept or approach to the project, estimated project budget, schematic project schedule, and future maintenance schedule. Proposals, including models/maquettes, become property of Broward County and will not be returned. Finalists must submit digital files of their full presentation five (5) business days prior to the scheduled date of the finalist interviews. The County reserves the right to re-issue this Call to Professional Visual Artists, to reject any and all responses to this Call to Professional Visual Artists, and to negotiate with any qualified Professional Visual Artist selected for this project.

Application Requirements:

Applications must be submitted via the Submittable website: and must include:

  • Professional Résumé – Artist (Part 1) shall include public art commissions with contact information for Project Manager or Program Director and budget size of past projects.
  • ü  Electronic Images – Professional Visual Artist must submit 10 digital images of most recent relevant work. All images must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the Annotated Image List (see below). Each digital image must feature a single work.  Composites of various artworks in a single image will not be considered. 
  • Annotated Image List – Include name of Professional Visual Artist, title of work, year, media, size, and location

Application Deadline:

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)