Call Detail
https://www.palmettobay-fl.gov/

Franjo Road Call to Artist
9705 East Hibiscus Street


Contact Email: acandelaria@palmettobay-fl.gov
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Entry Deadline: 6/7/21
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10

Open Call for Artists for Franjo Road Circle Project

The Village plans to transform Franjo Road, downtown’s future Main Street, into a pedestrian-friendly street to significantly improve the area’s physical conditions through infrastructure improvements. The project is exemplary of a pedestrian-oriented development, known to bring foot traffic to the area, which is vital to the survival of small, local businesses. New lateral roads will create a better street grid to enhance connectivity within the area and provide street frontage to a larger number of businesses, thereby increasing their visibility and access. With this project, Palmetto Bay expects to experience significant growth in its downtown corridor as the Village seeks to create an environment that will attract investment to its downtown area and serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment of what is now a cluster of underutilized and neglected public streets and private properties. The project objective is to create an art piece that fosters a sense of place and enhances the traffic circle. The piece should be appropriate for a public space and should be a piece which resembles the beauty of Palmetto Bay and provides a focal point at our Main Street.

General Project-Franjo Road

Includes the reconstruction of approximately 2,850 linear feet on Franjo Road from SW 184th Street to the right of way of US-1 and construction of (3) new streets SW 178th Street, SW 179th Street and 95th Avenue (Park Drive) and renovation of the existing SW 180th to include a new bike lane and on-street parking. Additional roadway improvements on Franjo Road include:

  • new traffic circle or roundabout,

  • new bike lanes

  • new turn lanes

  • paver on street parallel parking

  • pedestrian circle

  • ADA-compliant curb ramps

  • decorative paver patterns

  • repairs to damaged driveway aprons

  • new striping and paver crosswalks with Palmetto Bay logo inset

  • new LED streetlights

  • new street signage

  • landscaped medians, information kiosk

  • street furnishings

Traffic Circle Scope

 The Village of Palmetto Bay Department of Community & Economic Development is inviting all professional artists to submit an intertest for an Art in Public Place piece suitable for the traffic circle. The call to artist is to engage artist interest and concepts for the Art in Public Place piece at Franjo Road Traffic Circle (please see traffic circle site plans below). The Traffic Circle houses water connection and power service if needed. Materials must adhere to structural engineering standards of Miami-Dade County and withstand harsh outdoor elements.

The Village of Palmetto Bay Department of Community & Economic Development is inviting all professional artists to submit an intertest for an Art in Public Place piece suitable for the traffic circle. The call to artist is to engage artist interest and concepts for the Art in Public Place piece at Franjo Road Traffic Circle (please see traffic circle site plans below). The Traffic Circle houses water connection and power service if needed. Materials must adhere to structural engineering standards of Miami-Dade County and withstand harsh outdoor elements.

The purpose of the Call to Artist is to commission more local artist for municipal projects, to integrate public art and artistic elements into Franjo Road Traffic Circle. Additionally, the Art in Public Places Advisory Board has seen increased interest from private sector wanting to connect with local artists for their own development projects.

 This is an Open Call for Artists Who:

  • Can bring their talents and collaborative skills to a team

  • Recognize the value of community building and working at a grassroots level

  • Have an interest in creating artwork for a variety of locations including neighborhoods, Parks, public buildings, and infrastructure.

  • Have the qualification and talent to incorporate an Art in Public piece at the Franjo Road Traffic Circle

 Proposed Timeline:

  • Design:10 Weeks

  • Construction: 8-10 Weeks

 Deadline Date: June 7th, 2021

 Project Budget: Budget range from $80,000- $125,000

 Eligibility:

 This opportunity is open to all artists, both emerging and established artists, individuals and artist-led teams, and artists working with a wide variety of mediums, who have completed projects for private clients, public agencies or for grassroots/community projects. Artist teams of any size may apply.

Prior Public Art experience is not a requirement to submit information to the Call. The Call will be one of the primary methods for inviting artists to apply and does not guarantee a commission.

Selection Process:

 Information and materials submitted in response to this Open Call to Artist will be evaluated by the Art in Public Places Advisory Board comprised of arts professionals to determine eligibility to apply for specific opportunities.

Application Process:

 A complete application consists of the following four items. Please be sure to clearly state name, address, email, phone, and website on all documents. All documents must be submitted as PDFs and images as JPGs (preferably).

 The Board will accept team applications. If you are applying as a team, please include resumés for all team members, and indicate in your written statement the role of each team member. Additionally, please include images of projects that your team has previously collaborated. If you have not collaborated, include images of projects from each team member that best illustrates the type of project or approach for this project.

 1.    Brief Statement (PDF)

  • Maximum length one (1) page

  • Describe your medium, approach to your work and highlight any specific experience or collaborations that you feel may align with this call

2.    Professional CV/Resume (PDF)

  • Maximum length two (2) pages

3.    Digital Images (preferred file format is JPG.)

  • Please include up to 10 images (no fewer than 6) of completed art works or projects

4.    ID Sheet: For each image/project list (PDF)

  • Budget

  • Title of Work    

  • Medium

  • Dimensions

  • Date of Work

  • 1-2 sentences of explanatory text

​For additional information contact:

Maria Pineda
Director of Community & Economic Development
mpineda@palmettobay-fl.gov 
305-259-1234

 

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