Call for Artists
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
In partnership with the Highway Construction & Engineering Division, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install a site-specific public artwork for a pocket park located along Pine Island Road, a major vehicular corridor in Davie, Florida. The artwork shall enhance the park which includes a meandering walking path, shrubbery and trees. The artwork should be visible to individuals traveling northbound, without creating any obstruction or distraction.
The artwork will be located in a 1.3-acre pocket park, as part of a County road improvement project. The pocket park is sited along Pine Island Road, a major north/south vehicular corridor in central Broward County utilized by an estimated 29,000 vehicles daily. The artwork shall enhance the landscape design for the space which includes a meandering walking path, shrubbery and trees. The artwork shall be visible to individuals traveling northbound, without creating any obstruction or distraction. The artwork must be low maintenance and the artwork aesthetic shall reflect the Town of Davie equestrian theme. The artwork shall be spatially integrated into the site. Artwork location will be determined in coordination with the Highway Construction & Engineering Division.
Interaction with community and agency representative will be required. Other activities include:
• Design development of approved conceptual design
• Fabrication, delivery and installation of the artwork
• Community engagement and outreach
Art Project Budget
The total budget established for this project shall not exceed $64,000.00. The budget must include research, community engagement, artist’s design fee, presentation expenses, artwork fabrication, lighting, if applicable, and delivery, artwork installation, insurance, travel, Artist’s contingency, and all applicable taxes. The budget shall also include meetings with County agencies, Florida licensed structural engineer, engineer(s) needed to prepare the permit drawings, as needed, and Artist’s general contractor. Additional expenses shall include permits fees, engineering fees, and all construction costs required to complete the artwork.
This Call to Artists is open to professional artists, eighteen years of age or older; residing 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 art installations with construction project managers, and related contractors, engineers and architects. Artist shall 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) shall review the applications to this Call to Artists. This Panel includes a member of the Public Art & Design Committee, arts professionals, and an agency and community representatives. The Panel shall review the applicants and select a shortlist of finalists based on 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 Artists have demonstrated proficiency, as it relates to the scope of this project, as well as the Artist’s ability to manage the project’s budget, and sub-contractors.
No more than three (3) applicants will be shortlisted by the Artist Selection Panel and have approximately one (1) month to prepare a conceptual design proposal to be presented to the Panel. Each shortlisted artist will be paid a $500 honorarium to develop a conceptual design for the project. This presentation may be conducted in-person or via videoconference. Upon selection, the selected Artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium to further develop the design proposal for the specific site. Finalists’ proposals must include a written narrative, estimated project budget, and visual materials (optional models) necessary to convey the initial concept or approach to the project. Proposals, including models/maquettes, become property of Broward County and will not be returned. Finalists must submit one (1) digital copy (PC compatible media) of their full presentation five (5) business days prior to the scheduled date of the finalists’ interviews. The County reserves the right to re-issue this Call to Artists, to reject any and all responses to this Call, and to negotiate with any qualified artist selected for this project.
This Call to Artists is an open and limited Call. Open Call, meaning that any artist may submit credentials or proposals, subject to any requirements established by the Artist Selection Panel or the Committee. Call for artists for open calls shall be sufficiently detailed to permit artists to determine whether their work is appropriate to the project under consideration. Limited Call, meaning that artists may be invited by the Public Art and Design Committee or Artist Selection Panel to submit credentials or proposals at any time throughout the selection process.
Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Selection of Finalists for Call to Artists: November 2019
Finalist Interviews and Conceptual Design Proposal Selection: November 2019
Artwork Completion and Installation: TBD
Applications must be submitted via the Submittable website:
and must include: