In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team (Artist), and one Professional Visual Artist to transform approximately 200 feet of an existing raised median, which is approximately 346 feet long and 8 feet wide located immediately east of the Port’s entrance on Eller Drive. This artistic intervention shall include a combination of free standing sculpture and ground features, both evocative of the flora and/or fauna of the Florida Everglades. The sculptures shall be kinetic and solar powered to glow at night.
This is a two-part Call to Artists and applicants can apply to Parts 1 or 2 of the Call, or to both parts if they meet all the requirements. Selected Artist for Part 1, and Professional Visual Artist for Part 2 shall work together as a team to develop, fabricate and install the approved design. This project emphasizes the inventive junction of art and nature with renewable energy technologies. It will be a visual confirmation of Port Everglades’ commitment to public art, the environment and a sustainable future.
Part 1: Call to Artists is open to professional artists, twenty-one years of age or older; residing in the United States who have not been previously selected for a Port Everglades 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. Interested Artists shall apply only if they are able to collaborate with the Professional Visual Artist (See part 2 below) through the design development phase, permitting, fabrication and installation of the artwork. The selected Artist shall be able to pass a criminal background check. Artist shall review and accept the terms of the Broward County Standards Agreement before applying to the Call to Artists. Please refer to the Agreement: http://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Documents/Artistic%20Services%20Boilerplate%20Agreement.pdf
Part 2: Call to Professional Visual Artists is open to professional visual artists, an individual or a firm, residing or located in the state of Florida who have demonstrated experience managing projects with a budget of $25,000 or more, and coordinating project installations with construction project managers, and related contractors, engineers and architects. The Professional Visual Artist shall also be a Florida licensed landscape architect. Interested Professional Visual Artists shall apply only if they are able to collaborate with the Artist selected in Part 1 of the Call to Artists through the design development, permitting, fabrication and installation phases of this project.
Artists are allowed to apply in teams. Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
The total budget established for Part 1: Call to Artists shall not exceed $110,000. The budget must include Artist’s design fee, presentation expenses, artwork fabrication (not including foundation cost), artwork delivery, artwork installation, community outreach activities, insurance, travel, Artist’s contingency, and all applicable taxes. The budget shall also include collaboration via phone or in person with the Professional Visual Artist, and meetings with County agencies.
The total budget established for Part 2: Call to Professional Visual Artists shall not exceed $65,000. After reviewing the conceptual design proposals submitted by the shortlisted Artists (Part 1), the Professional Visual Artist shall submit a detailed budget to manage the pre-approved construction costs and oversee the permitting process. The budget shall also include design, fabrication and installation of the land plan design. The Professional Visual Artist shall NOT factor in the selected Artist’s fee and the cost of the artwork when submitting their fee proposal. These elements shall be reviewed in Part 1: Call to Artists. The budget includes, but is not limited to: attendance at meetings with the selected Artist, attendance at meetings with agencies, traffic engineers, security regulators, general contractor and building department officials to obtain necessary permits, insurance, and travel expenses.
Note: $50,000 is allocated in Part 2: Call To Professional Visual Artists to pay the fees for a Florida licensed structural engineer, a general contractor, if required, all sub-contractors and engineers needed to prepare the permit drawings and also prepare the site to receive the artwork. Additional expenses shall include permits fees, engineering fees, construction costs including pilings, foundation, concrete pad for art and excavation work required to complete the artwork. This fund shall be managed by the Professional Visual Artist, and expenses from that fund shall be pre-approved by the Cultural Division.
To Apply: Visit https://browardcountyculturaldivision.submittable.com/submit/60241 for full call information and to submit application. Applicants must create a free Submittable account in order to apply to this call.