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Riverwalk Center Garage Mural

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Entry Deadline: 6/10/24
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 8, Maximum:Max. 10
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 8, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: Florida
Jury Dates: 6/10/24 - 6/21/24
Budget: 30,000

Project Name: Riverwalk Center Garage Mural 

Total Project Budget: $30,000 

Mural Budget: $29,000  

3 selected artists will be paid a $500 honorarium to create a detailed proposal. 

The mural budget includes all costs associated with designing and installing a mural on the Riverwalk Center Parking Garage. This includes but is not limited to, artist fees, meetings, site visits, site survey, design, materials, material tests, fabrication, site access (scaffolding, lift, etc.), installation, insurance and permitting conforming to Broward County and Fort Lauderdale City requirements, travel, transportation and expenses, graffiti coating, maintenance plan, consultants’, and subcontractors' fees for, and all other costs associated with this project.  

Open To: Professional Muralist, Mural Teams 


Project Description: 

Business for the Arts of Broward seeks an artist or artist team to create an original mural on an exterior parking garage wall located at the 150 Southeast Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301 

The mural design will rely on the creativity of the artist and has no specific requirements. The mural design should not contain any profanity, political messages, or controversial content. 

Artist’s budget includes mural design, materials, and installation.  

Site Information 

The mural wall is at 150 Southeast Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301. It is a city garage that provides parking for Florida Atlantic University, The NSU Art Museum, and The Broward County Main Library, as well as several surrounding offices and businesses. The exterior wall is 20’ wide by 65’ high. See attached photos. 


Project Timeline (subject to change) 

·        Applications Due: June 10 

·        Finalists notified: June 21 

·        Finalist Proposals due: July 8 

·        Project Awarded: August 8 

·        Design finalized: August 15 

·        Installation plan finalized; agreement signed: August 23  

·        Installation: (September 1st or pending artist’s availability for September) 

·        Completion of project: September 30 

Selection Process: 

Business for the Arts of Broward will select the artist or artist team that best meets project requirements, based on the information contained in their response to the call-for-entry and proposal. The selection panel will then make a recommendation to the City of Fort Lauderdale for final approval. 

Evaluation Criteria: 

Business for the Arts of Broward will individually rate each applicant on the following criteria. 

Work Samples 

Quality of past work; technical and aesthetic 

Fit of portfolio with project vision 

Resume or CV highlighting past projects of similar scope 

Relevant experience and demonstrated ability to successfully design, fabricate, administer public art murals of similar scope 


Finalists (3) selected using the above evaluation criteria will be awarded a $500 honorarium to complete a detailed proposal. 

Finalist Project Specific Proposals, submitted to BFA via email, will include: 

Mural Design Concepts 

Detailed Execution Plan including approach to: 


Materials, site access, and installation 

Budget & timeline 


Application Requirements

All professional artists responding to the call-for-entry must submit complete answers in the CaFÉ application. Responses will be evaluated based on the selection criteria below. Respondents should present the required information clearly and concisely. Initial Application through 

8 – 10 Work Samples highlighting past projects of similar scope 

Include year, dimensions, materials, location, and budget in image description. 

If you are applying as an artist team indicate pieces created together and as individuals. 

Sketches and concept design may be included if past work does not represent the visual approach you will take with this project. 

Bio or artist statement

1 page resume or cv highlighting past projects of similar scope. 


Applications that do not provide the required information will not be considered. All materials must be submitted via the CaFÉ online application system. There is no application fee to apply. 

Eligibility Criteria

This project is open to all professional mural artists living in Florida.