Call for Artists Due Oct 9th 2018 City of Tamarac, Florida -

Colony West Wall Mural/ WoodSprings Suite Landmark Sculpture, Tamarac, Florida

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 Budget: $45,000
Deadline: 10/09/2018 5:00 PM Central Time

Call Summary
The City of Tamarac, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create a bas relief wall mural of significant size and quality to be located in the new Colony West Club House located at 6850 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, Florida. The artwork should reflect the spirit of Tamarac and be impactful. The clubhouse is scheduled to be constructed soon. Three artists will be selected as semi-finalists to develop and present design proposals. Each will receive a $750 stipend. The winning artist will be awarded a $45,000 contract and will be responsible for the creation and installation of the final work.

The application deadline is Tuesday October 9, 2018 and is open to all professional artists nationwide with experience working with public agencies and professional engineers.

Budget Description
The budget for the project established is $45,000. The budget includes all cost, i.e. research, community and agency meeting cost, design, materials, permitting as needed, fabrication, installation, photography, insurance, proposals, travel, sales taxes, lighting, and labor.

Project Description
This Request for Proposal is emphasizing the City of Tamarac’s desire to commission artwork that represents its changing community and depicts the city’s mission as ‘The City for Your Life’. Once known for its retirement community, Tamarac has now evolved into a City of families and youth.

The artwork should be durable and require minimal ongoing maintenance. The mural should be designed to complement the clubhouse interior. The artwork will be attached to a wall size of 30 feet x 10 feet that is situated on the second floor of the clubhouse within the atrium of the banquet space. All mediums will be considered, with preference given to bas relief.

Artwork Goals
Artist Requirements Once Selected:

• Installation of the artwork

• Design development and modifications with drawings and/or models sufficient to secure to approval of the Public Art Committee and the City Commission.

• A minimum of three meetings with the Public Art Committee and/or the City Commission to discuss aspects of artwork: either via phone or in person.

• Professional photos of the mural for publication and marketing.

Highlights from the following will be required in the contract

• Indemnify, and hold the City of Tamarac harmless from any and all claims and damages

• Liability and other insurance.


a. Artist

General Liability Insurance naming the City as an additional insured.

Worker’s Compensation Insurance or a Florida Workers’ Compensation Exemption. If the artist will not be coming on City Property, Workers’ Compensation is not required.

Automobile Liability proof of insurance (personal automobile insurance proof is acceptable)

b. Installation Company

i. General Liability Insurance naming the City as additional insured.

ii. Workers’ compensation Insurance or a Florida Workers’’ Compensation Exemption as required by Florida Statue.

iii. Automobile Liability Insurance

c. Professional Engineer – Proof of Professional Liability Insurance.

The City reserves the right to modify the draft contract provided with this RFP.

Artwork Location Description
The sculpture will be located on the second floor of the newly constructed clubhouse adjacent to the grand ballroom.

The project is open to all professional visual artists or artist team in the United States. Artists/artist teams should have experience implementing their ideas and work in the public realm with government agencies. Artist/Artist teams must be able to effectively work within the project timeline and collaborate with the Architects of Record, General Contractors, multiple Governmental Agencies, Community Groups, City Staff and the Public Art Committee whenever it is required. Artist or Professional Artist means a practitioner in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional of serious intent and ability. Indications of a person’s status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, income realized through the sole commission of artwork, frequent or consistent art exhibitions, placement of artwork in public institutions or museums, receipt of honors and awards, and training in the arts.

Artists are NOT eligible who are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee , City Staff or Program Administrators, or whose art work already exist in the City’s public art inventory.

Application Requirements

Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.

Selection Information
Selection Process
The Tamarac Public Art Committee manages the application process and will review the proposals. The committee includes arts professionals and community representatives, and City Staff. The committee will review the submissions and invite a short list of three (3) semi-finalists to be interviewed. Each semi-finalist will be awarded a $750 stipend for development of a proposal, travel and overnight accommodations, if necessary for presentation to the Public Art Committee. The Committee will make a recommendation to the City Commission, based on its evaluation of the artwork proposal, experience of artist and references. The City Commission will make the final award to the selected Artist. The committee and/or the City Commission reserves the right to withhold the commission award if it should not find a satisfactory artwork.

Selection Criteria
Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All artists must meet the guidelines of the program.

1. Artistic merit of concept.

2. Style and Appropriateness: Artwork should demonstrate that it is compatible in relationship to the landscape and Tamarac Community.

3. Technical Considerations and Feasibility: Including the artist’s artistic history and experience in completing public art projects within the timeline and budget, as well as the sustainability of the project.

4. Safety and Maintenance: Artwork should be durable, meet the requirements of insurance policies and be resistant to theft and/or vandalism. Materials should require minimal periodic maintenance and be readily available if conservation or restoration is necessary.

5. Diversity: Reflects the overall project goal to strive for diversity in style, scale, media and artists working in traditional and contemporary art forms.

Anticipated Art Project Schedule

• Artist Applications Deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

• Public Art Committee Artist Selection of Semi-Finalists October 2018

· Shortlisted Artist Notified : October, 2018


• City Commission Approval: November 2018

• Artwork Permitting/Installed: Fall 2019

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