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The City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program and the Engineering Department is seeking to commission one artist team to design, build and install five site-specific Gateway Public Artworks at predetermined locations within the City of West Palm Beach. The intent is to bring awareness to the City’s multiple entry points.
$265,000, includes a $15,000 design fee PLUS $250,000 for engineering, fabrication, installation, insurance, etc.
Open to all professional artists over 18 who are USA residents with experience in public art projects. The selected artist’s team will include a Professional Engineer, who will assume all responsibility for signage integrity, engineering, field verification, measurements and installation, etc. and be responsible for providing a structurally designed foundation including all required structural supports for each artwork design. If shortlisted, the artist team’s engineer will need to provide the following: name, state license and registration numbers, and proof of applicable insurance certificates including professional liability insurance.
The Goals of the Project
• The proposed design should beautify and enhance the aesthetics of the surrounding area
• The artwork design will visually enhance and complement the surrounding area
• The artwork design should increase public awareness of City limits and Districts
• The artwork design should be a welcoming feature that is unique and original
• The artwork should not require extraordinary maintenance and should have a life expectancy of at least 20 years
The selected artist team will create new artwork designs that will function as wayfinding signs. The proposed Gateway design should reflect the diverse culture of the City of West Palm Beach. The artist team is encouraged to be original and contemporary, while being mindful of the gateway design as a wayfinding tool. Proposal(s) should demonstrate connectivity within wayfinding, while creatively connecting each of the five districts in the city. Encouraged are designs that preserve or incorporate existing native vegetation, and integrate architectural features and pedestrian facilities.
The primary criteria for selection will be based on the following:
The Committee will also consider the range of versatility of past work, and appropriateness of media and demonstrated proficiency, as it relates to the scope of this project.
The City reserves the right to change these dates as deemed necessary:
How to Apply
Applications up to 2 MBs must be sent as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must include the following:
1. Letter of Interest: Describe your interest in this project, any relevant past experience/projects, and how you and your team would approach and meet the project goals..
2. Professional Resume: please highlight public art experience. No more than two pages per team member
3. 10 digital images of relevant past work per application. Only submit images of completed projects.
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