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The Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one or more artists to transform new County offices located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The selected artist(s) will design unique artwork(s) that will contribute to the identity of the facility, create a sense of place, celebrate the unique qualities of Broward County, and engage visitors to the building.
A three-story office building located at 1801 NW 49th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL will be renovated for use by the Property Appraiser’s Office, the Value Adjustment Board and any other County agencies with compatible programming space. This property is situated on 5.97 acres in central Broward County and can be accessed via Commercial Boulevard from I-95 to the east and the Florida Turnpike to the west. The Property Appraiser’s Office is open to the public and receives up to 100 visitors daily.
Interior artwork opportunities exist in the highly trafficked public reception area and will enhance standard necessities such as floors, wall treatments, functional and decorative lighting, noise mitigation, or seating. The selected artist will collaborate with the design team to determine the most appropriate location for the artwork.
The total budget established for this project shall not exceed $130,000. The budget must include Artist’s design fee, presentation expenses, artwork fabrication, delivery, and installation, any 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.
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 Criteria
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.
Shortlisted 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 the conceptual design proposal. Shortlisted artists will be paid an honorarium for the proposal, the presentation, and approved travel expenses. Proposals must 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 must submit digital files of their full presentation five (5) business days prior to the scheduled date of the interview. 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.
Applications must be submitted via the Submittable website: https://browardcountyculturaldivision.submittable.com/submit and must include: