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Public Art Sought for Florida Cultural Center

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Public Art Sought for Florida Cultural Center




The City of Pompano Beach will commission an artist/artist team for the design and installation of a significant sculpture that will be located at the Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center. The sculpture should enhance the architecture of the Cultural Arts Center building.

Budget: $97,000
Eligibility: Professional visual artists
Deadline: 12/19/2018 5:00 PM Central Time

Project Description
The commissioned artwork will be a sculpture of significant size. Integrated lighting is preferred. An interactive sculpture is optional. The sculpture should enhance the architecture of the building. It should be abstract and not literal. The sculpture should be a standalone work of art and visible from Atlantic Blvd. It should be contemporary and non-representational due to the narrative of the Cultural Center.

Artwork Location Description
The location for the sculpture is the north entrance of the Cultural Arts Center on Atlantic Blvd., 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. The artwork concrete slab must not exceed 20 feet by 15 feet. As a reference, the height of the palm tree from the base of the palm trunk to the beginning of the leaf sheath is about 11 feet. View the site here.

Site History
The City of Pompano Beach is a cultural arts destination featuring innovative arts programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach and the greater South Florida area. The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, adjacent to City Hall in the revitalized downtown Pompano, offers cultural opportunities in many artistic disciplines while providing the public access to world –renowned music, dance, theater performances and art exhibitions.  For more information on the Cultural Art Center, please visit

Selection Process

The selection process is managed by the City of Pompano Beach. The Public Art Committee will shortlist the top three applicants. These applicants will receive $1,000.00 each and are required to submit a complete proposal. The proposal must be a detailed, exact, scaled design created in CAD or a similar document and must include engineering specs and budget. The City is permitted to request up to three (3) revisions as needed from the final artist’s design. The City Commission will have final approval of the selected artist and design. Final purchase approval is contingent upon inspection ensuring long-term conservation of the artwork. Once the artist is selected and Agreement has been fully executed, the artist will have six months to fabricate and install the artwork.

Artists can submit more than one application. All proposed designs must be submitted in separate applications. Artists can submit up to three separate proposed designs/applications.

How to Apply
Review complete terms and apply through the CaFE system.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Laura Atria, Public Art Program Manager, 954-786-4310 or


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