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Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program seeks to commission an artist or artist team (Artist) to design, construct and install art to enhance, and make more visible to the public, Palm Tran’s new headquarters building. Designs shall be inspired by concepts of movement, mobility & community transportation.
Budget: $193,500. Selected Finalists will receive a $2,000 fee to prepare a concept proposal.
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists who are United States residents with experience creating (designing, fabricating and installing) integrated public art environments. The commissioned Artist must hire Florida-licensed design professionals to develop and provide permit ready plans.
In 2015 and 2016, the City of Delray Beach facilitated meetings of a Congress Avenue Task Force to set a vision for the future of the Congress Avenue corridor. A fundamental conclusion of the Task Force was for Congress Avenue to assume its own unique identity, which would include attention to aesthetics and amenities along the roadway frontage that would serve to activate the corridor and deliver a distinct sense of place. Areas dedicated to public art were identified as one such approach to transform this vision into reality.
About Palm Tran and Headquarters Facility
Palm Tran is the public transit bus system run by the Palm Beach County Government, serving Palm Beach County, Florida. Palm Tran provides 10 million annual passenger trips. Palm Tran’s Mission is to provide access to opportunity for everyone; safely, efficiently and courteously. Palm Tran’s Vision is to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Palm Beach County. Palm Trans’ expanded facility will support Palm Tran’s system wide functions and provide for long term expansion and addition of bus routes in the south part of the County. For more information about Palm Tran, visit their website: http://discover.pbcgov.org/palmtran/Pages/default.aspx.
Estimated Timeline (The County reserves the right to alter these dates as necessary)
Selection Process and Criteria
Up to three Finalists will be short-listed based on the following:
Three locations have been identified for possible art integration. Only one location will be implemented for the $193,500 budget.
A complete Short List submittal consists of the following:
How to Submit
Download complete RFQ to review all project information and requirements. Submittal deadline is April 27, 2017 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Submittals should be MAILED on one CD-ROM or thumb drive and include one printed copy of the Letter of Interest, Annotated Image List, and Resume. Do not staple or bind. Excess material will not be presented to the Short List Panel. Materials will not be returned.
Hand deliver or mail submittal materials to: Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, 2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33411. ATTN: Palm Tran Headquarters
QUESTIONS? Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org – Subject line: “Artist Question, Last Name, First Name.” All questions and answers will be documented in an Amendment to the Call to Artists which will be posted on Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places website. The deadline to submit questions is April 19. The Call to Artists and Amendments will be posted on Palm Beach County’s Public Art website: http://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/Calls-to-Artists.aspx. It is the sole responsibility of proposers to routinely check this website for any Amendments that may have been issued prior to the deadline for receipt of proposals.
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