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Art Sought for Police Regional Training Institute

Posted by Cities of Loveland and Fort Collins ; Posted on 
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Art Sought for Police Regional Training Institute



The cities of Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado, seek submissions to select an artist/artist team to design art concepts for a Police Regional Training Institute. This Request for Qualifications is a collaborative effort between both cities’ Art in Public Places programs.

Budget: $162,000
Eligibility: Professional visual artists
Deadline: 12/02/2018 11:59 PM Central Time

Project Description
The Police Regional Training Institute will be located along Boyd Lake Avenue, near the Loveland/Fort Collins Airport. Construction for this facility is expected to begin in January 2019, with a completion date of March 2020. This facility will have little or no general public accessibility; however, it will be visible from the road. The Police Regional Training Institute envelops a 44.608 acre campus located within the Northern Colorado Regional Airport property, and shall include the construction of a 1.4 mile driving pursuit track, an indoor 50 yard shooting range, 400’x600’ skills/skid pad and auxiliary support infrastructure.

The selected artist/artist team will be paid an hourly rate to develop and attend Project Design Team meetings. The selected artist/artist team will identify the most appropriate and visible locations for their public art and develop artwork that:

  • is fabricated from durable outdoor material
  • is visible along Boyd Lake Avenue
  • enhances the overall aesthetics of the Police Regional Training Institute

The initial impressions shared by the Project Design Team are for artistic designs upon the security gates and/or the front building facade; however, the finalist(s) are encouraged to interpret the site as desired.

Selection Process
An artist/artist team may be selected directly from the initial applications based upon the artist’s public art experience and artwork images. Both cities reserve the right to reject all proposals and to waive irregularities or informalities. The artist/artist team will present a formal proposal of their design concepts to the Artworks Selection Panel in March 2019. The presentation must include a detailed budget for their design elements. While it is our intention, there is no guarantee that the selected artist’s design concepts will be accepted for fabrication and installation. The final design concept will need to go through an approval process.Members of the City of Loveland Visual Arts Commission and the Fort Collins Art in Public Places Board and four members of the Project Design Team will review and vote on the applicants and design concepts for this project.

Selection Criteria

The primary criteria for selection are:

  • Technical competence and suitability to the project as demonstrated in letter of intent, resume and past public art installations.
  • Artistic excellence as demonstrated in digital images and references.
  • Aesthetics: Does the artist’s past work experience meet the aesthetic preferences of the Project Design Team and AIPP Jury Panel? ]
  • Ability to execute public art installations on-time and on-budget.


Project completion date will be determined jointly by the artist and the Project Design Team; however, project meetings will start shortly after this contract has been awarded in late March 2019.

How to Submit
Submit ONLY through the CaFE system.  All applications must include:

  • An artist statement for the project (limited to 3000 characters)
  • Images of public artwork completed within the past seven years highlighting previous accomplishment(s) with public art pieces of similar appropriate scale; Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10 images
  • Artist resume (limited to 5000 characters)
  • 3 professional references who are able to speak directly to your involvement with past public art projects. Please include the name of reference, title, organization, project name, phone number and email.

This RFQ is requesting only artist qualifications as demonstrated by professional samples of past works. Please DO NOT send proposals as they will not be considered by the Artwork Jury.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Suzanne Janssen,


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