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Artists Old Town Plaza Mural

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Entry Deadline: 3/17/22
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 8
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 8
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Budget: $15,000.00


DEADLINE: March 17, 2022


The City of Pompano Beach will commission an artist for a work for hire mural to be installed on the back-exterior wall located at 60 & 50 NE 1st Ave. The approximate size of the wall is 130’ long by 17’ high. The wall is located in the Innovation and Creative Arts District adjacent to the historic core of the City. The mural will be a significant gateway to downtown.


Possible approaches for this mural may include, but are not limited to, patterns, simple and flowing, abstract or non-objective, bright colors, festive, and welcoming. Limited realism is also acceptable if considerations are made to the multiple distractions, including windows, on the highly textured surface.  The design should have a strong presence with a concept that is creative. A site visit is not required but is recommended. To view the murals that are currently installed in Artists Alley, which is located two blocks to the north, please go to The materials, design and palette must stand up to local weather and be amenable to ongoing maintenance.

Logos are not to be used. The selected artist must apply a UV resistant sealant to the finished product.


The mural will be located at 60 & 50 NE 1st Ave., Pompano Beach, FL. 33060, two blocks south of Artists Alley and one block south of the Bailey Contemporary Arts. This location is also where Pompano Beach’s Old Town Untapped is held on the first Friday of every month.

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The Public Art Program Manager in conjunction with the Public Art Committee will review and inspect the design in person during installation. During these reviews, the Program Manager and the Committee will consult with the Artist on the design where applicable.

Artist is required to provide photos or video documentation of the entire process.


The selected Artist will receive $15,000. The price will include all taxes, insurance and all other fees as well as any equipment the artist may need to complete the mural (i.e. cherry picker, paint, etc.). A UV resistant sealant must be applied.  


LICENSEE shall not commence services under the terms of this Agreement until certification or proof of insurance detailing terms and provisions has been received and approved in writing by the CITY’s Risk Manager. If you are responding to a bid and have questions regarding the insurance requirements hereunder, please contact the City’s Purchasing Department at (954) 786-4098. If the contract has already been awarded, please direct any queries and proof of the requisite insurance coverage to City staff responsible for oversight of the subject project/contract.

            LICENSEE is responsible to deliver to the CITY for timely review and written approval/disapproval Certificates of Insurance which evidence that all insurance required hereunder is in full force and effect and which name on a primary basis, the CITY as an additional insured on all such coverage. 

Throughout the term of this Agreement, CITY, by and through its Risk Manager, reserve the right to review, modify, reject or accept any insurance policies required by this Agreement, including limits, coverages or endorsements.  CITY reserves the right, but not the obligation, to review and reject any insurer providing coverage because of poor financial condition or failure to operate legally.

Failure to maintain the required insurance shall be considered an event of default. The requirements herein, as well as CITY’s review or acceptance of insurance maintained by LICENSEE, are not intended to and shall not in any way limit or qualify the liabilities and obligations assumed by LICENSEE under this Agreement.

            Throughout the term of this Agreement, LICENSEE and all subcontractors or other agents hereunder, shall, at their sole expense, maintain in full force and effect, the following insurance coverages and limits described herein, including endorsements. 

A.         Worker’s Compensation Insurance covering all employees and providing benefits as required by Florida Statute, Chapter 440.  LICENSEE further agrees to be responsible for employment, control and conduct of its employees and for any injury sustained by such employees in the course of their employment.

B.         Liability Insurance.

(1)        Naming the City of Pompano Beach as an additional insured as CITY’s interests may appear, on General Liability Insurance only, relative to claims which arise from LICENSEE’s negligent acts or omissions in connection with LICENSEE’s performance under this Agreement. 

(2)        Such Liability insurance shall include the following checked types of insurance and indicated minimum policy limits. 

Type of Insurance                                                                 Limits of Liability

GENERAL LIABILITY:                         Minimum 1,000,000 Per Occurrence and   

                                                              $2,000,000 Per Aggregate

* Policy to be written on a claims incurred basis

XX     comprehensive form                    bodily injury and property damage

XX     premises - operations                  bodily injury and property damage

__      explosion & collapse


__      underground hazard                   

XX     products/completed                     bodily injury and property damage combined

          operations hazard                       

XX     contractual insurance                  bodily injury and property damage combined

XX     broad form property damage       bodily injury and property damage combined

XX     independent LICENSEEs           personal injury

XX     personal injury

__      sexual abuse/molestation            Minimum $1,000,000 Per Occurrence and Aggregate

          liquor legal liability                       Minimum $1,000,000 Per Occurrence and Aggregate


AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY:                  Minimum $1,000,000 Per Occurrence and $3,000,000 Per Aggregate. Bodily injury (each person) bodily injury (each accident), property damage, bodily injury and property damage combined.

XX     comprehensive form                   

XX     owned                                         

XX     hired                                            

XX     non-owned                                  



          comprehensive form                    Agent must show proof they have this coverage.


EXCESS LIABILITY                                                               Per Occurrence                                            Aggregate                                                                                             

          other than umbrella                     bodily injury and       $2,000,000          $2,000,000

                                                              property damage



PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY                                                 Per Occurrence                                            Aggregate


___    * Policy to be written on a claims made basis              $1,000,000          $1,000,000


(3)        If Professional Liability insurance is required, LICENSEE agrees the indemnification and hold harmless provisions set forth in the Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement for a period of three (3) years unless terminated sooner by the applicable statute of limitations.  

            C.        Employer’s Liability.  If required by law, LICENSEE and all subcontractors shall, for the benefit of their employees, provide, carry, maintain and pay for Employer's Liability Insurance in the minimum amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) per employee, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) per aggregate.

D.        Policies:  Whenever, under the provisions of this Agreement, insurance is required of the LICENSEE, the LICENSEE shall promptly provide the following:

(1)        Certificates of Insurance evidencing the required coverage;

(2)        Names and addresses of companies providing coverage;

(3)        Effective and expiration dates of policies; and

(4)        A provision in all policies affording CITY thirty (30) days written notice by a carrier of any cancellation or material change in any policy.

            E.         Insurance Cancellation or Modification.  Should any of the required insurance policies be canceled before the expiration date, or modified or substantially modified, the issuing company shall provide thirty (30) days written notice to the CITY.

            F.         Waiver of Subrogation.  LICENSEE hereby waives any and all right of subrogation against the CITY, its officers, employees and agents for each required policy.  When required by the insurer, or should a policy condition not permit an insured to enter into a pre-loss agreement to waive subrogation without an endorsement, then LICENSEE shall notify the insurer and request the policy be endorsed with a Waiver of Transfer of Rights of Recovery Against Others, or its equivalent. This Waiver of Subrogation requirement shall not apply to any policy which includes a condition to the policy not specifically prohibiting such an endorsement, or voids coverage should LICENSEE enter into such an agreement on a pre-loss basis.


Call to Artists will be posted.                                      February 10, 2022                 

Deadline for submissions.                                         March 17, 2022

Public Art Committee will select the final artist.         March-May 2022

City Commission approval.                                         TBD                

The selected artist will have 30 days to complete the installation of the mural.


The selection process is managed by the City of Pompano Beach. This Call may be subject to a shortlisting of the top three (3) artists for a possible interview.  The Public Art Committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the City Commission for approval. The City Commission will have final approval of the selected artist and design.


Contact:           Laura Atria, Public Art Program Manager

Phone:             954-545-7800 ext. 3813



In 2012, the Pompano Beach City Commission adopted a public art ordinance to “enhance the aesthetic and cultural value of the city by including works of art on public properties within the city.” The City Commission seeks “benefits of public art that are both aesthetic and economic.” For more information on what is planned over the next ten year period, please refer to the Public Art Masterplan that is located at


All submissions should be submitted through CaFE. Submissions submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Submissions must include:

·       Digital Images of previous mural projects completed (Maximum of 5 digital images of minimum of 3 not including detailed shots- examples should be uploaded via PDF under the “Digital Images of portfolio / previous artwork” section or simply upload a statement in that section stating the images are located under work samples);

·       Resume;

·       Concept Statement– limited to 2000 characters describing the general theme of the mural; and

·       Proposed Design Concept – a broad sketch drawing of the proposed mural design including color palate.

Failure to meet Call to Artists and submittal requirements will result in disqualification.

This Call may be subject to a shortlisting of the top three (3) artists for further details and design information. 


The artist will be selected based on the following criteria:

·       Appropriateness of the mural design to the site;

·       Resume; and

·       Quality of the artwork.


The project is a national project open to all visual artists. Artists are NOT eligible who are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee or program staff.