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Wolk Park Splash Pad: Living With Wildlife

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Entry Deadline: 6/18/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10

NAME:                                                Wolk Park Splash Pad: Living With Wildlife

LOCATION:                                      1080 NW 42nd Way LauderhillFL 33313;

DUE DATE OF APPLICATION:      Monday June 18, 2018

PROJECT BUDGET:                       Existing Budget of $75,000


Public Art Project Description

 The City of Lauderhill, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create a Children’s SPLASH PAD  as the requirement for a grant obtained by the Cultural Foundation of Broward County of Florida.  The theme is Living With Wildlife.

The artist or artist team will be required to create a mosaic tile splash pad and an iconic centerpiece which is interactive. (Refer to Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in Chicago). The splash pad at Wolk Park should depict ecological scenes of urban wild life, or children’s literature based on animals found in an urban environment. They will be expected to engage the community to understand how to sustain urban ecosystem such as: preserving habitats, reducing property damage, promoting appreciation for conservation and how to interact positively with urban wildlife.

Impact: The mosaic splash pad will make the public aware of the importance of urban wildlife and how to better manage and appreciate their habitats. The winning artists will be awarded a $75,000 contract and will be responsible for the creation and installation of the final work.

The application deadline is due Monday June 18, 2018 and is open to all professional artists nationwide with experience working with public and private agencies and professional engineers.

Qualities of Artwork

The artwork should be durable and require minimal ongoing maintenance and tiles must be approved as water proof, non-slip tile and adhered once the slab has cured.

South Florida has a sub-tropical climate and is hot and humid with an intense sun and seasonal heavy rain.

 Highlights from the following will be required in the contract:

            • Hold the City of Lauderhill Harmless

            • Liability and other insurance.


 Anticipated Art Project Schedule (subject to change)

• Artist Applications Due: Monday, June 18, 2018,

Shortlisting: June, 2018

• Semi-finalists proposals due: August, 2018

·   Notification: August, 2018

• City Commission Approval:  September, 2018

• Artwork Permitting/Installed: February, 2019


Artwork Budget

The budget for this project is $75,000.00. The dimensions of the splash pad  are 2000 square feet.

Up to three finalists may be selected to be interviewed by the Public Art Committee via Skype or in person. Once 3 (three) finalists are selected, an honorarium of $1000.00 will be given for a completed finished design.

The total budget for the completed, delivered and installed splash pad is $75,000. The budget includes all cost, i.e. research, design, materials, permitting as needed, fabrication, installation, photography, insurance, proposals, travel, sales taxes, concrete pads, labor, structural engineering, and transportation if applicable.  The finished mosaic artwork must be fabricated of water proof, non-slip tile and adhered once the slab has cured.


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 must be able to effectively work within the project timeline and collaborate with the 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 or program staff, or whose art work already exist in the City’s public art inventory.


Please select 6-10 images of past projects

Annotated image list

Current resume

Brief letter of interest

Selection Process

 The Lauderhill 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. The Committee is only a recommending body and will make recommendations to the City Commission to award the final contract based on its evaluation of the artwork proposal, experience of the artist and references. The City Commission reserves the right to withhold the commission award if it should not find a satisfactory artwork.

 All submitted complete applications will be reviewed.  Applications not meeting the submission guidelines will not be considered.


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 Lauderhill 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.

Application Requirements


All submissions must be done via CAFÉ-


All questions must be submitted to AND

Website for City of Lauderhill: http//

The Community: Lauderhill, Florida


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