Call Detail
City of Tamarac-Sculpture on Inspiration Way
http://www.tamarac.org

Entry Deadline: 11/10/21
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Budget: • Stipend: $2,500 per artists selected to exhibit • $1000 Cash Award for Best of Show

NAME:                                           Tamarac Sculpture on Inspiration Way

                                                    Sculpture on loan program

LOCATION:                                   Corridor of Nob Hill Road Between Commercial Blvd. and McNab

DUE DATE OF APPLICATION:     Wednesday, November 10, 2021

PROJECT BUDGET:                     $2500

  Objectives

 ·        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

 

 Eligibility

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: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 12 Midnight EDT via Café software. Proposers must be registered with CAFE, 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 and $1250 after the work has been successfully removed from the site by the end of the period. Selected artists will coordinate installation and de-installation with the City’s Public Art Administrators. To participate, artists or their installers 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 Statute    to cover the installation and the de-installation 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 will be added to this solicitation.  The form agreement specifies the minimum contractual requirements that the Artist must meet and agree to be considered for award.

Budget

·        Stipend: $2,500 per artists selected to exhibit

·        $1000 Cash Award for Best of Show

 Project Schedule (Subject to Change)

• Artist Applications Due: Wednesday, November 10, 2021    

• Final Artists Selection: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

 Notification: (Dates are tentative and subject to change)

• City Commission Approval:  TBD

• Artwork Permitting/Installed: TBD (City of Tamarac pays for the engineer)

• 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 several artists to participate. All submitted complete applications will be reviewed.  Applications not meeting the submission guidelines will not be considered.

Contracting with The City

Upon selection, Artist shall execute the City’s Agreement form as provided herein, and shall provide all necessary proof of all required insurance as specified herein.

Selection and Installation

 The City’s Public Art Committee will review all complete applications to select several artists for recommendations 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 execution of contract. Pad, lifting and setting of artworks 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, if any are the responsibility of the artist. Completed installation must pass inspection, meeting all safety requirements. Exhibiting artists or their representative(s) must provide explicit instructions and be present for installation and de-installation. All artwork must remain in exhibit until the end of the exhibition.

The Artist and/or their 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.

The City of Tamarac will insure each work against damage or theft for the duration of the exhibition. 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, up until the time of de-installation 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 their contract with the City, if selected:

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.     

To participate, during installation and deinstallation, the artists or their installers 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 Statute.  

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

 

Criteria for Selecting Proposals 

 All Artists must meet the guidelines of the program.

1. Artistic merit of concept.

2. Style and Appropriateness for the sites.

3. 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.

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

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- www.callforentry.org

 Questions:

All questions must be submitted to: maxine.calloway@tamarac.org  AND

gadsonravitz@gmail.com

 Website for City of Tamarac: http://www.tamarac.org/

Tamarac Public Art Committee

Brian Zambrano, Chair

Tobey Archer, Vice Chair

Sandy Erlich

Alexandra Hernandez

Sandy Hill

 

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.”

 

 

All submissions must be done via CAFÉ- www.callforentry.org

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.