Call Detail
City of Tamarac Inspiration Way

Entry Deadline: 10/16/20
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida

NAME:                          Inspiration Way: Tamarac Sculptures on Nob Hill

LOCATION:                  Nob Hill Road

DUE DATE OF APPLICATION     Friday, October 16, 2020

PROJECT BUDGET:                      Purchase Budget up to $60,000


To enhance the quality of life for the residents of the City of Tamarac

To increase awareness and understanding of public art

To promote Sculpture on Nob Hill and the City of Tamarac as a cultural destination for visitors.

To provide a showcase for local, regional and national artists


Open to all artists nationwide creating original three-dimensional artwork of a scale and material suitable for outdoor display.  Florida artists are encouraged to apply. Previous years of experience in outdoor installation of public work is preferred but not necessary. 

Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 16, 2020, 12 Midnight EDT via Café software. Proposers must be registered with CAFÉ and must respond using CAFE software.  No other method of proposal transmission shall be acceptable.

Qualities of Artwork

The artwork should be durable and require minimal ongoing maintenance. South Florida has a sub-tropical climate and is hot and humid with an intense sun and seasonal heavy rain. Problems with rust and fading should be avoided. The sculpture should be designed and constructed so that they can be securely anchored to a concrete pad which will be provided, if necessary.  

Stipend, Awards, Sales

Selected artists will receive a total honorarium of $2,500 per selected artwork that is intended to cover all expenses, including travel and property insurance should the artist choose to have the artwork covered for property damage or loss while on loan to the City.  This honorarium will be paid in two installments: $1250 after the work is successfully installed in November 2020 and $1250 after the work has been successfully removed from the site by the end of September 2021. The City, through its contractor will coordinate installation and deinstallation with the City’s Public Art Administrators. To participate, the installation and de-installation contractor and any of their subcontractors  must carry General Liability insurance naming the City as an additional insured, proof of Automobile insurance, and Workers’ Compensation insurance or a Workers’ Compensation Exemption as required by Florida Statutes to cover the November 2020 installation and the September 2021 deinstallation of their work. The City will produce publicity materials and will promote the exhibition.  Sale of exhibited artwork will be encouraged and a 25% commission on works sold during the exhibition will remain with the City.

Form Agreement

The Standard form agreement template has been included as a part of this solicitation.  The form agreement specifies the minimum contractual requirements that the Artist must meet to be considered for award. 


Purchase Budget up to $60,000.  The City has the option to purchase, one or more works for its public art collections up to $60,000.

Stipend: $2,500 per artists selected to exhibit

$1000 Cash Award for Best of Show

Project Schedule (Subject to Change)

Artist Applications Due: Friday, October 16, 2020   

Shortlisting: October 20, 2020

 Notification: (Dates are tentative and subject to change)

City Commission Approval:  TBD

}Artwork Permitting/Installed: TBD

Opening Ceremony: TBD

 Selection Process

The Tamarac Public Art Committee manages the application process and will review the proposals.    The committee will review the submissions and invite a short list of a minimum of ten (10) finalists, maybe more.

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

Selection and Installation

The City’s Public Art Committee will review all complete applications to select up to ten (10) final artworks for recommendation to the City Commission. After award and approval by the City Commission, the sculptures should be ready for the Exhibition. Selections are based on artistic excellence and the goal of exhibiting a variety of styles and media in appropriate sites.

A diagram showing installation and anchoring plan will be required prior to the execution of the contract. Pad, lifting, and setting of artwork may be provided by the City; other required equipment and anchoring of the artwork and/or costs associated with installation such as transportation and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. Completed installation must pass inspection, meeting all safety requirements. Exhibiting artists or their representative(s) must be present for installation and deinstallation. All artwork must remain in exhibit until the end of the exhibition.

The City and/or its installers shall be responsible for securing all required City, County and State permits. However, all permit fees will be reimbursed, except for the City’s Public Art Fund Fee, which is equal to 1% of construction cost that requires a building permit. Cost of any required permits will be reimbursed by City without markup (i.e. direct pass-through), for properly submitted invoices.

Identification plaques will be provided for each work.

Insurance Requirements

The City will cover the artwork for third party liability (pending the attainment of any necessary easements) after installation until the time of deinstallation under the City’s General Liability insurance policy. 

The artist agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Tamarac, its elected officials, employees, agents and others from any and all claims and courses of action for any loss, damage, or injuries sustained in their participation in the City of Tamarac Sculpture on Inspiration Way loan program.  

The following are required types and minimum limits of insurance coverage, which the Artist agrees to maintain during the term of this contract:

The artist is responsible for any loss damage, injury, or safety of their sculpture or other property belonging to them against damage, fire, vandalism, theft, accident, wind or other destructive cause.  If property insurance is desired by the artist to cover the artwork while participating in the City of Tamarac Sculpture on Inspiration Way loan program, it must be covered by the artist at its own expense.      

The City’s contractor, during installation and deinstallation will carry General Liability insurance naming the City as an additional insured, proof of Automobile insurance, and Workers’ Compensation insurance or a Workers’ Compensation Exemption as required by Florida Statue.   

The City reserves the right to require higher limits depending upon the scope of work under this Agreement.


Criteria for Selecting Proposals 

 All Artists must meet the guidelines of the program.

Artistic merit of concept.

Style and Appropriateness for the sites.

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

Safety and Maintenance: Artwork should be durable, meet the requirements of insurance policies and be resistant to theft and/or vandalism.

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-

A PDF of the Call to Artists is also available at:

Shortlist/Second Selection (The final Artists will be selected from these requirements.)

Upon review of all the proposals submitted through CAFE, up ten (10) finalists artists will be selected to submit the following information. The final Artists will be selected from these requirements.

 A complete application will include the following:

 Images of up to Three (3) Proposed and/or Completed Artworks

 A maximum of three artworks and/or proposals may be submitted for consideration. Submitted artworks must be available for installation during the month of November 2020. Each artwork may be represented by up to three digital images showing different views of the finished piece or model, and/or drawings of the concept. A total of nine images may be submitted.

 Please do not present your work as a montage of images; each image must be a separate JPEG file.

Annotated Image List

A text file (.doc or .docx) identifying JPEG images with the title of artwork depicted; the media and dimensions of the artwork; the artwork’s sale price or proposed insurance value if the work is not for sale; weight ;and the artwork’s installation method and requirements. Please label each dimension and round to the nearest foot (e.g., 8’ tall by 4’ wide by 3’ deep). For installation information, please identify the installation procedure and anchoring mechanism(s). If a concrete pad is required, please provide minimum dimensions. If manual labor other than the artist’s and/or installer’s is required, please list the number of helpers needed. Please note if the use of a backhoe is requested. Other equipment needs must be provided by the artist or the artist’s installer.


A resume no longer than two pages

All submitted items become the property of the City of Tamarac.


All questions must be submitted to:  AND

 Website for City of Tamarac:


Tamarac Public Art Committee

Tobey Archer, Chair

Brian Zambrano, Vice Chairman

Sandy Hill

Sandy Ehrlich

Helene Herman

Public Art Administrators

George Gadson and Beth Ravitz, Managing Partners

Gadson & Ravitz, LLC


The Community: Tamarac, Florida 

Tamarac is a unique city that has been built through a strong and dedicated community spirit, good land use planning, and prudent management of municipal resources. Since its incorporation in 1963, Tamarac has prospered and grown into a full-service city. Tamarac is 12 square miles located in central Broward County. The approximate population of the City is 60,000. The City of Tamarac constantly strives to meet the needs and improve the health, welfare and safety of its residents. Tamarac prides itself on being a government that is responsive to its residents and is “Committed to Excellence….Always.”