Call for Artists
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
In partnership with the Parks and Recreation 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 the Everglades Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is envisioned that the artwork will become a permanent feature in the park. This artwork project is part of the overall park improvements project upgrades that are primarily intended to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the park. The artwork shall help create a sense of place in the park.
Numerous opportunities exist for artwork within the Everglades Holiday Park. The artwork may be embedded into a concrete walkway located along the park’s green area north of the concession building. The walkway is 315′ long and 20′ wide. The artwork shall be spatially integrated into the site. It must comply with various security and operational requirements inherent with park’s facilities. Artwork must be designed to withstand winds of up to 152 mph winds, or current Florida Building Code, and require an engineered anchoring system designed by a Florida licensed structural engineer. An Artist Information Meeting will be scheduled by the County for the shortlisted artists to discuss possible artwork opportunities in consultation with Parks’ representative. The shortlisted artists will receive additional information about the project including maps, photos, and architectural drawings of the park’s facilities. The artwork must be uniquely designed for the site.
Interaction with community and agency representative will be required.
Other activities include:
Art Project Budget
The total budget established for this project shall not exceed $180,000.00. The budget must include research, community engagement, artist’s design fee, presentation expenses, artwork fabrication, lighting, if applicable, artwork delivery and installation, insurance, travel, Artist’s contingency, and all applicable taxes. The budget shall also include meetings with County agencies, engineering fees for all engineers needed to prepare the permit drawings, including a Florida licensed structural engineer, as needed, and Artist’s general contractor. Additional expenses shall include permits 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 shortlisted artists 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 $1,500.00 honorarium to develop a conceptual design for the project. This presentation may be conducted in-person or via videoconference. Shortlisted artists’ 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. Shortlisted artists must submit one (1) digital copy (PC compatible media) of their full presentation five (5) business days prior to the scheduled date of the shortlisted artists’ 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. 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
Contact: Dominique Denis, Public Art & Design Project Manager
Phone: (954) 357-7236
Fraser Poorman, Public Art & Design Art Assistant
Phone: (954) 357-4795
Public Art & Design Committee Members
Bonnie Barnett, Co-Chair, Diane Weinbrum, Co-Chair, Pablo Massari, Mario M. Cartaya, Lori Pratico, Linda Flynn, John Sandell, and Cathy Donnelly.