Call Detail
City of Orlando Fire Department Public Art Opportunity for Station 11

Entry Deadline: 9/8/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Budget: $70,000

The City of Orlando Fire Department seeks an artist or artist team to create artwork for Fire Station 11, located at 4925 Curry Ford Road. Architectural Renderings and a site plan indicating the location of the Art can be found in the pdf attachment. The Art should be a mural, mosaic or similar type of art.

The Artwork should enhance the design of Fire Station 11 with a focus on capturing the distinct character or culture of the community and Fire Department and/or visually enhance the project site. Artwork with literal interpretations of the Fire Department is desirable. The artist must have a proven track record meeting budget and time schedule.

A total of up to $70,000 is allocated to fund this art project, including all Artwork development, Artwork transportation; of the total amount, funding is reserved to support Artwork related Site preparation and installation, as well as all required permits, inspections and associated utility hook-up, if necessary. A $1,000 stipend will be provided to the top three artists being considered. Therefore, the artist award amount is $60,000-$70,000.

Application Requirements

The City of Orlando Fire Department is using Café for submittals. Please submit in the system by the deadline.


Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6

Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6

Eligibility Criteria

This Call for Artists is open to professional artists working in two-dimensional or three-dimensional media. The artist must have a proven track record meeting budget and time schedule.

The Artwork should be created of material appropriate to an outdoor environment, must be of suitable construction that will last in perpetuity with minimal maintenance and be appropriate for public viewing. Orlando, Florida has a sub-tropical climate and is hot and humid with intense sun and seasonal heavy rain. Materials with problems of fading should be avoided. Resistance to high-speed, hurricane force winds is important. The Art must meet applicable building codes.

The City of Orlando Fire Department Station 11 Art Review Board will evaluate each artist's work based on submission materials and seek more detailed proposals if needed. Specific criteria includes: the artists professional qualifications and proven ability to undertake projects of a similar scope and artistic merit as evidenced by the submitted materials. In some instances, selection may require additional approval of corporate and/or local government representatives. Finalists for this project will be chosen on the proposed Artwork and on the strength of previous work as evidenced by the visual support materials and previous public art experience.