In partnership with Port Everglades, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team to design and install artwork that enhances interior spaces within Cruise Terminal 29, Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The prominent location presents an opportunity for highly visible and vibrant artwork that contributes to Port Everglades’ unique identity.
Port Everglades is an economic powerhouse for Broward County and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. Located in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the City of Hollywood, Port Everglades has been one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. It is a leading container port in Florida and among the most active cargo ports in the United States, and is South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline and jet fuel. A foreign-trade zone and available office space inside the Port’s secure area make Port Everglades a highly desirable business center for world trade. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County government and does not rely on local tax dollars for operations or capital improvements. There are 13,127 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.
Site Description and Design Parameters
The artwork may be hand painted directly onto walls adjacent to the staircase/escalator that takes passengers to and from the second-floor embarkation room or may be hung on the walls. Additional enhancements may be physically adhered to the walls. Artistic components requiring engineering and mechanical fasteners would not be appropriate. Materials should be able to withstand humid environments.
The selected artist will be required to enter into an agreement with the County, visit the site, and install the artwork.
Art Project Budget
The total budget established for this project will not exceed $3,000. The budget must include Artist’s design fee, any required ladders, lifts or scaffolding, artwork materials, installation, insurance, travel, Artist’s contingency, and all applicable taxes.
This Call to Artists is open to professional artists eighteen years of age or older, residing in Florida who have not been previously selected for a Broward County public art commission in the past 10 years. Artists with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
The Broward Cultural Council understands that Broward County’s cultural vibrancy is due to its diversity. As such, Broward Cultural Council acknowledges that all cultures are vital to the arts and the promotion of a culturally democratic world.
Therefore, the Broward Cultural Council supports the development, expression, and preservation of art and culture of all communities, groups and individuals. The Council aims to ensure that diverse populations have opportunities to appreciate and value the arts and to participate.
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:
The Broward Cultural Division manages the application process. An Artist Selection Panel (Panel) will review the applications. The Panel includes a member of the Public Art & Design Committee, arts professionals, an agency representative, and a community representative. The Panel reviews the application and shortlists artists based on the excellence of previous work, as demonstrated by the visuals and other submission materials. The Panel will also consider the versatility and appropriateness of the media in which the applicant has demonstrated proficiency, as it relates to the scope of this project.
One or more applicants will be shortlisted by the Artist Selection Panel. Shortlisted artists will have approximately three weeks to prepare a conceptual design proposal for review by the Panel. Each shortlisted artist will be paid an honorarium to develop this conceptual design proposal. Shortlisted artists must submit one (1) digital copy (PC compatible media) of their full presentation five (5) business days prior to the presentation to the Panel. Proposals, including models/maquettes, become property of Broward County and will not be returned.
The County reserves the right to re-issue this Call to Artists, to reject any and all responses to this Call, and to reassess and negotiate the design proposal with any qualified artist selected for this project.
Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Selection of Shortlisted Artists: October 2020
Shortlisted Artist’s Interviews, and Artist Selection: November 2020
Artwork Completion and Installation: TBD, as coordinated with Port Everglades and no later than early 2021
Applications must be submitted via the Submittable website:
and must include:
September 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Fraser Poorman, Public Art & Design Arts Assistant
Phone: (954) 357-4795