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St. Petersburg Pier Public Art Project Seeks Artists

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St. Petersburg Pier Public Art Project Seeks Artists


The City of St. Petersburg invites artists with a high level of professional experience in three dimensional exterior public art to indicate interest in being considered for commissions for the upcoming St. Petersburg Pier project. Formal proposals will be sought from artists from the limited pool of prequalified, interested artists.

Review complete information with site renderings here before applying.

Budget: at least $484,000 (for at least 2 commissions)

Deadline: 07/01/2017 10:59 PM Central Time

Artists must have a completed body of work of similar scope, scale and budget range as well as familiarity with the integration of design and installation into an ongoing construction project.  Only artists with experience working with budgets comparable to this project will be considered for commissions. Artist must have a body of completed work in exterior sites. Artists must demonstrate a high degree of professional competency through any combination of training, exhibition or project history. Familiarity with the process of working in coordination with a site under construction will also be a significant asset.  There are no geographic limits to eligibility, but travel expense reimbursements beyond North and South America may be limited.  Artists are allowed to apply in teams. Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.

Project Description
The Pier is a twenty-six-acre pedestrian-oriented park extending about a quarter mile into Tampa Bay from the bayfront of downtown St. Petersburg, FL, The design is a redevelopment of a significant and historic amenity.

Selection Process
The Committee’s goal is a short list of pre-qualified artists for a minimum of two commissions. When the final design and budget decisions for the overall project are finalized, the Committee will select an appropriate number of finalists from the short list for interviews and site visits. Selected finalist artists may then proceed to proposals and final decisions. Design honoraria scaled to project budget, will be offered.

In the pre-qualification phase artists are not applying for a specific site but they may indicate a preference or affinity for one or more. The committee is open to artists’ ideas about how to address the site through art.

Although this project may be advertised in national public art opportunity forums, due to City legal requirements, only a limited number of artists who meet the professional standards and criteria will be presented for pre-qualification review to the Committee. The City of St Petersburg Public Art Selection Committee and staff have sole discretion to select artists for review from general pool of applicants.

Application Requirements

The Selection Committee has devised a process that it hopes will be respectful of the time of busy professional artists, encourage qualified artists to investigate this project and require a limited amount of time to express their interest if they wish to be considered. Artists may express interest by submitting examples of their past work, websites, videos and other materials, of their choosing. The Committee will review the past work and qualifications of interested artists who have significant experience with projects and budgets comparable to the Pier Project.

How to Apply

To express interest in submitting for consideration for the Pier District Short List, please:

  1. Complete this short information form.
  2. Submit examples of relevant work and resume. Image List or captions recommended. Artists may use either of these methods to submit files:
  • Upload JPGs and Word documents on Hubcentrix using password: Pier337 (case sensitive).
  • Use Hightail, WeTransfer, or similar filesharing programs with a link emailed to

Note: Do not use DropBox or attach to email.



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