Fort Lauderdale Forensic Center Public Art Call to Artists

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Fort Lauderdale Forensic Center Public Art Call to Artists


In partnership with the Office of the Medical Examiner & Trauma Services and Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one or more artists to transform multiple locations within the Forensic Science Center located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The primary location for art is the interior reception room utilized by families gathering at the facility in response to a major event. Additional opportunities may include a perimeter wall abutting a residential neighborhood, a courtyard entryway to the building, or locations identified by the selected artist(s) in collaboration with the design team.


The total budget established for this project shall not exceed $168,000.00. The budget must include Artist’s design fee, presentation expenses, artwork fabrication, delivery, and installation, the cost of proposed lighting, insurance, travel, Artist’s contingency, and all applicable taxes. The budget shall also include the cost to hire a Florida licensed general contractor, Florida licensed structural and electrical engineers, and engineer(s) or others required to prepare the permit drawings.  Permit fees, and all construction costs required to complete the artwork will also be the responsibility of the artist.

Applicant Eligibility

This Call to Artists is open to professional artists, eighteen years of age or older; residing in the United States.  Applicants should demonstrate through their submission materials that they have the skills and experience to successfully complete the project. The application process requires artists to review and accept the terms of the Broward County Standard Agreement before applying to the Call to Artists. Please refer to the Agreement:

Application Process and Selection

The Broward Cultural Division manages the application process. An Artist Selection Panel (Panel) reviews the applications to this Call to Artists. This Panel includes a member of the Public Art & Design Committee, arts professionals, and agency and community representatives. The Panel shortlists applicants on the basis of the excellence of past work of similar scope, as demonstrated by the visuals and other submission materials. The Panel also considers the versatility and appropriateness of the media in which the applicants have demonstrated proficiency, as it relates to the scope of the project. The panel may recommend one artist based on qualifications or invite shortlisted artists to submit proposals.

Proposals will include a written narrative, visual materials (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. Shortlisted artists who are invited to submit proposals must submit digital files of their full presentation five (5) business days prior to the scheduled date of the presentation. The County reserves the right to re-issue this Call to Artists, to reject any and all responses to this Call to Artists, and to negotiate with any qualified Artist selected for this project.

Application Requirements:

  • Professional Resume 
  • Electronic Images – at least 10 digital images of relevant work 
  • Annotated Image List

Application Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020