Winton Drive and Legends Community Center Neighborhood Public Art Project
300 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Entry Deadline: 2/9/19
Days remaining to deadline: 22
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 8
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 11
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The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Art in Public Places and the City of Jacksonville, Florida are pleased to announce a Call to Artists for a Request for Qualifications for Winton Drive and Legends Community Center Neighborhood Public Art Project. The RFQ (Request for Qualifications) solicits artists who can address streetscape aesthetics with iconic and potentially interactive public art that serves to engage vehicular drivers and sidewalk pedestrians at Winton Drive and experientially enhance the outdoor entrance to the Legends Community Center for approaching visitors. Artists are encouraged to explore ways to integrate public art with technology and renewable sources of energy such as wind and/or solar.
Individual artists or artist teams may apply to address one or both of the two neighborhood sites. For the two categories of environmental 3-D sculpture, preference will be given to artwork that incorporates lighting or luminescent elements and/or media arts or other digital interactive art for creative placemaking. Jacksonville is interested in showcasing eco-friendly, forward thinking aesthetic designs that find solutions to environmental concerns, such as incorporating solar-powered lighting.
The budget for both categories combined is $84,000. A single artist or artist team who addresses the neighborhood project with a comprehensive environmental impact scheme for both sites would receive $84,000 for design, fabrication and installation. The Winton Drive Traffic Triangle budget is $50,000 and the Legends Community Center budget is $34,000. The artist budget is inclusive of travel to attend required site visits, public meetings, design team meetings and installation.This is a national call and regional and local artists are encouraged to apply by submitting images of prior work, letter of interest, biography and resume. Open through Café only until February 9, 2019, 11:59 pm MST.
2. Overview and Description
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and its Art in Public Places is administering the two neighborhood public art installations on behalf of the City of Jacksonville. A city council member designated funding for public art is combined with the City of Jacksonville’s capital improvement percent for art to create two iconic public art pieces for the neighborhood. A nine member Art Selection Panel made up of community representatives, city department representatives and arts professionals selects the artists and the designs for both projects. Artists are not expected to produce proposals prior to selection and awarding. The Art in Public Places Committee will have final approval on designs, which will also be reviewed by an arts conservator for sustainability. Community involvement is crucial to these projects and area stakeholders are encouraged to participate in public meetings with the artists. Artists are required to attend public meetings in Jacksonville in April, 2019 and should be prepared to meet and interact with local schools as part of the public process.
Artists or artist teams may apply for one or both of the two separate categories. If one artist is awarded both commissions, the two resulting works must be significantly different in appearance and effect.
Artists must apply to each category for which he/she would like to be considered. If an artist desires to be considered to create both pieces of public art he/she should apply for the Combined category. Artists will not be considered for categories for which they did not apply.
Artists may apply for any or all of the three categories:
1. Winton Drive Traffic Triangle Sculpture Category
2. Legends Community Center Sculpture Category
3. Combined Category for Sculptures at both Winton Drive and Legends Community Center
This opportunity is open to participation by experienced local, regional and national artists or artist teams. Local artists are encouraged to apply. Artists or artist teams making application shall be of appropriate status and generally be recognized by recognized art professionals, as artists of serious intent and recognized ability, and shall not be a member of the project architectural, engineering, or design team or of the Art in Public Places Committee, Art Selection Panel or the Cultural Council Board or their respective staffs.
The area encompassing this neighborhood public art project consists of single family residences , schools, churches, parks and businesses. This public art will be among the first larger scale pieces in the neighborhood and has been initiated and promoted by the city council members for the two council districts it spans . The athletic accomplishments of the two area high schools, Raines and Jean Ribault, are well known locally. The sports complex adjoining the community center was named for a legendary Olympian and athlete, “Bullet Bob” Hayes. There is an exceptionally strong sense of community and family among the residents and heritage is an important component.
5. Project Categories
Artist Qualifications Submissions under this RFQ are being solicited for the following projects:
#1- Winton Drive Traffic Triangle Sculpture Category
This iconic public art project category was conceived and funded by Jacksonville city council members to inspire and promote the adjoining city council districts 8 and 10. The public art for Winton Drive is to serve as a symbol for the neighborhood, with community input from students, faculty at nearby schools, members of nearby churches, residents and businesses. Selected artist or artist team will create a large sculpture, situated in a traffic triangle and viewable from a distance as well as by pedestrian and vehicular traffic from all sides day and night. This project category is to contain an educational component and may fuse technology and public art to create a sculpture that may be interactive using smart phones or other technology to create unique experiences and incorporate renewable sources of energy if possible. The sculpture must comply with traffic engineering standards for traffic triangles. The sculpture is not intended to be approached by pedestrians, but plans for appropriate landscaping should be addressed. A separate budget dedicated to illumination and some infrastructure will be provided. Artists may conduct educational outreach for nearby schools.
#2 - Legends Community Center Outdoor Entrance Sculpture Category
City of Jacksonville capital improvement project-initiated funding of the Legends Community Center allotted resources for public art to be placed in front of the community center on Soutel Drive, in cooperation with the Parks Department. The public art will feature a prominent environmental outdoor sculpture for the entrance to the community center to promote the spirit of the neighborhood. The artwork will incorporate elements of light and/or wind using renewable sources of energy when possible. It is intended to be visible from the parking lot and lighting will augment security at night. The public art may be approachable with the safety of teens and children who use the facility in mind. Inside the community center are gathering rooms and a gymnasium for community events such as town hall meetings, stage shows, weddings, funerals, classes, dances and basketball games. The community center is adjacent to the Bob Hayes Sports Complex and Park and served as a key shelter for nearby residents during recent hurricanes. Community participation is vital to the creation of this representation of the neighborhood. There is a separate budget allotted for some illumination.
#3 - Combination of Categories #1 & #2 Sculpture for both Winton Drive and Legends Community Center
An artist or artist team who wishes to create public art for both the Winton Drive site and the Legends Community Center site, located 1.8 miles apart, should apply for the Combination Category. This category is added to notify the Art Selection Panel during the selection process that a consolidated approach to the overall neighborhood project is being submitted. Note that in any case, artists or artist teams selected for each category will also be expected to collaborate to create an engaging sense of place for the neighborhood. Please note that artists applying for the Combination Category, but who are willing to do a single category project, should also apply to the desired separate categories as well as the Combination in order to be considered for a single project category.
Prospective Sites are as follows (see Site Plan for details, maps and photos):
1. Winton Drive
A. Traffic triangle on Winton Drive in front of Jean Ribault High School at 3701 Winton Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32208
2. Legends Community Center
A. In front of Community Center building at 5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32208
B. Entrance to Legends Community Center and Bob Hayes Sports Complex at parking lot island in front of Community center at 5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32208
6. Winton/Legends Neighborhood Project Process
Artist finalist selection will be based solely upon the criteria outlined in this Call for Artist Qualifications Submissions and will be initially judged by the representation of samples of artworks represented in the submitted images that encompass each category. Nine panelists will perform initial blind jurying based on viewing the images without having access to other information about the artists. Further jurying will be based on the individual artist’s proven experience with similar projects or design work as listed in the resume, bio, the artist’s letter and references. If an individual artist or artist team applies for more than one category of projects, it must be represented that the individual or that among the team, the ability to accomplish the work is demonstrated.
Site Visit and Public Interaction
Following commission and the execution of the Artist Agreement, the final selected artist or artists will be invited to Jacksonville for required site visits, design team meetings including other possible interaction with schools and public meeting in Jacksonville before creating design proposals. The cost for visits to Jacksonville are to be paid by the artist from commission price. Artists are expected to collaborate with each other with respect to general aesthetics for the overall neighborhood. Following the visit, the artists will create design proposals and submit to the contract administrator along with specifications and maintenance requirements.
Conservator Review with Artists
A conservator team, hired by Art in Public Places, will initially review the design proposals and confer with artists and APP staff. Artists must be available to confer with the conservators and APP staff about the design proposals, respond in a timely manner and make modifications as necessary, before final approval.
Notice to Proceed to Fabrication and Installation
Following the conservator, City department and staff reviews, the Art Selection Panel will then review design proposals and make recommendations to the APP Committee for final approval. Following APP Committee approval, the artists will be issued an acceptance signifying the approval to proceed to Fabrication and Installation Phase. Artists are expected to be present for the delivery and installation of the artworks and according to a negotiated installation schedule.
7. Artist Budgets
The artist budgets listed for the two categories are lump sum amounts, made in five payments at certain milestones. The stated budgets are intended to cover costs for:
Note: The two project category budgets may be combined to create a comprehensive (“Combination”) project for one artist or artist team that incorporates both of the project categories in order to enhance the overall impact of the neighborhood project. The total artist budget for both Project Categories for the Neighborhood Project would be the combination of each of the two categories’ budgets.
Artist’s application should address budget parameters in the letter of description.
8. General Artwork Criteria
The designs for public art will reflect artwork designed:
9. Specific Artwork Information and Criteria
1 – Winton Drive Traffic Triangle Sculpture
Large iconic outdoor sculpture for traffic triangle =$50,000
This project category is funded to create a neighborhood iconic artwork specifically with vehicular traffic concerns in mind and to be compliant with traffic engineering requirements. It is intended to bring inspiration about possibilities to the neighborhood, working with nearby students to create an integration of technology with art. Materials for the sculpture may include metal, wood, ceramic, concrete, light, movement, media arts, landscape elements or combination or another medium which may convey the qualities of the neighborhood and reflect the ability of students, residents and other stakeholders or participants to interact digitally with the artwork.
2 - Legends Community Center Environmental Sculpture
Outdoor Site Specific Sculpture = $34,000
This project category is intended to enhance the outdoor space at the entrance to a community center that is part of sports complex park that will create an intriguing and possibly interactive place maker that is also visible at night.
The environmental sculpture should be integrated into the site and incorporate lighting elements. Sound, light and/or kinetic elements may be employed and mediums such as metal, ceramic, concrete, fabric, 3-D or others may be considered. Artwork that includes power-producing technology is possible.
3 - Combination Category
Two sculptures at separate locations - One at Winton Drive Traffic Triangle and One at Legends Community Center = $84,000
This category is added to notify the Art Selection Panel during the selection process that one artist or artist team considering a consolidated approach to the overall neighborhood project is being submitted and the artist wishes to create two separate sculptures that are significantly different in appearance. The two sites are 1.8 miles apart. Note that in any case, artists or artist teams selected for each category will also be expected to collaborate to create a unique and engaging sense of place. Please note that artists interested in the Combination Category, who are also willing to create a single category project, should also apply to the desired separate categories as well as the Combination Category.
10. Artist Agreement Items
The Artist or Artist Team selected for each of the two project categories or combination of categories will be required to execute an Artist Agreement with CCGJ for provision of the Artwork. Please find Sample Artist Agreement here, along with RFQ and Site Plan:
Among other items, the following selective items will be included in that agreement:
Selected Artist and Artist’s subcontractors (if any) shall maintain the following insurance requirements that depend on the details of the project in the amounts and coverages required by COJ Risk Management and as outlined in Artist Agreement:
Artist, at his/her option, is responsible for any desired insurance against damage to or loss of artwork during fabrication, delivery or installation.
11. Proposed Project Schedule:
Please read carefully. Do not submit a design proposal.
*For images and map of site locations see Winton/Legends Neighborhood Project Area Plan below
For Café technical support for artists contact:
888-562-7232; 303-629-1166 (MST)
For further information or questions, please contact Mason Martin at 904-358-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org