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The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks one or more artist(s) or artists’ team(s) to develop artwork for a new public park that will be easy to maintain and durable.
BUDGET: $33,500 (total for all artwork)
ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists
DEADLINE: April 24, 2020
Orange County, Florida is a rapidly growing metropolitan area of over one million residents containing the City of Orlando and a dozen other municipalities. With over 75 million visitors to the community each year, the area is becoming a cultural capital in ways that go far beyond the theme parks that have brought tens of thousands of skilled artists and creative thinkers to consider Central Florida their home. We are a minority majority community with over 160 languages spoken in the public schools. A recent study indicates that by 2030 Orlando may be the most diverse major metro area in the world. The county values innovation, collaboration and inclusion. This project provides the opportunity to offer art as part of the recreational experiences in this new neighborhood.
The future Parcel “J” park site is on located in East Orange County northwest of the entrance to Moss Park. It is located on the northwest side and behind Fire Station #77. Construction will begin in spring 2020, with the opening scheduled by spring 2021. Parcel J Park is a new facility in the growing suburbs on former Florida scrub land where Sandhill Cranes once were a common sight. It will provide the County with several lit fields for sports like soccer, lacrosse, etc. There will also be an inclusive playground where children with disabilities can play alongside typically-abled children. This will be a playground where all children will feel at home.
The entrance to the park will be shared with a yet-to-be-constructed elementary school. The site is approximately 16 acres in size and will include:
Images of site plans, the current site, and the majestic oak trees, as well as identical concessions buildings and a list of local flora, can be requested by contacting dawn.Knight@ocfl.net.
The art and materials used need to be very low maintenance, and able to withstand the elements. The park will be unmanned. The park and artwork will not be lit at night. No electricity is available to the artwork.
Possibilities include, but not limited to:
A selection panel consisting of the project manager, arts professionals, landscape architect and program administrators for the facility and the park system, will review artists’ qualifications. Several artists will be selected to provide proposals and will be paid a stipend of $500 each for their proposal. Final artist(s) selection will take place after review of the proposals. The Arts & Cultural Affairs Director serves as the non-voting Chair of the Selection panel.
The Public Artist Selection Panel and Orange County reserve the right to reject any or all applications, proposals, applicants or projects, and to modify or terminate the application process or the selection process for any reason and without prior notice.
Artists will be evaluated on artistic excellence as evidenced by submitted materials; professional experience; compatibility with the architectural design, park environment and values of the county and this particular park.
What to Submit
How to Submit
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs uses the CaFÉ online service for its public art selection process. There is no charge for artists to register with CaFÉ.
QUESTIONS? Contact Mr. Terry Olson, Director, Arts & Cultural Affairs, Terry.Olson@ocfl.net, 407-836-5540
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