Call Detail
Mandarin Parks Interactive Public Art
Entry Deadline: 2/28/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 4, Maximum:Max. 8
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 4, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Budget: $100,000

Artwork Description:

Losco Regional Park and Chuck Rogers Park in the Mandarin Area in Jacksonville, Florida, will be enhanced by new interactive works of public art. Both parks have several soccer fields and are regularly visited by soccer league players and their families as well as the general public seeking outdoor activities.

The artwork can be a single sculpture or an array of sculptural active elements (as art pieces) that will engage park users of any age, but especially school age children, in active play.  Ingenious, playful, and colorful 3D sculptures that spark curiosity and invite interaction with activities that relate to sport training (i.e.  to enhance agility, foot or hand-eye coordination, target practice, competition, and fitness).  Following the stakeholders and community responses to the finalist’s proposals, the Artist Selection Panel (ASP) may select different proposals for each park, and reserves the right to divide the budget for the public art accordingly.

The new interactive sculpture(s) will complement the number of amenities already included in these parks such as trails, playground, picnic shelters, picnic tables, benches, water fountains and restroom facilities, parking and soccer fields.

 The specific location within each park has been chosen to better serve the user of the park and visibility. (see Site Plan)


Community Engagement:

Artists will be required/expected to meet with community members and stakeholders, including members of the Elite Soccer Academy league and park users to gather information and provide a design concept that responds to this particular  community. These community engagements will include but not limited to site visits, surveys (developed by the Cultural Council Public Art program) for the purpose of defining the final vision and exact location for the art at each park.

Based on results from the various community engagement activities, the selected artist (team) is to prepare a schematic design proposal with sufficient detail to move directly into construction documents after a brief design development phase.


Artist Services:

The following activities will be required:                                        

  • Community Engagement
  • Proposal Development
  • Coordination and Permitting with the City of Jacksonville
  • Fabrication and Installation
  • Photographic Documentation


Anticipated Art Project Schedule:

Call to Artist Application Deadline:  February 28, 2022, 11:00 PM EST

Artist Selection Panel Review:  March 1, 2022 - March 4, 2022

Commissioned Artist Notification:   March 9, 2022

Contract Execution:   March 11, 2022 - March 14, 2022

Artist Visits for Community Engagement/Site Visits:  March 21, 2022 - March 31, 2022

Concept Design:  April 11, 2022 - April 22, 2022

Final Design:   April 29, 2022

Site Prep & Install:  September - December 2022

Dedication Ceremony:   Wednesday, December 21, 2022


Art Project Budget:

The total budget established to be distributed between both projects is $100,000.

The budget includes all costs to the artist: i.e., artwork proposals, artwork itself, mounting materials, site preparation and installation, artwork shipping, insurance, travel, and sales tax.


Partner Agency(s):

  • City of Jacksonville
  • City of Jacksonville (Parks, Recreation & Community Services)
  • Florida Elite Soccer Academy - PO Box 57065 Jacksonville FL 32241

Application Requirements

Application Requirements:

The Application Process is managed by the Public Art staff of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. The Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) of the City of Jacksonville appoints the artist selection panel (ASP).  The ASP is responsible for the selection of the artist(s) and the approval of the artwork proposal(s).

*Artist Teams shall submit (1) one application and include each individual team member's Application Requirements as stated in the items below.

  1. Artist Statement:  Upload an artist statement with the following (copy and paste is acceptable.)
    1. I am/We are available to visit the site in person for community engagement requirements during the month of March, 2022 and complete the design as per the project schedule.
    2. I am/We are over 21 years old, not a student in a formal degree program and have been creating and installing public art for more than three years.
    3. I /We have or will acquire the required coverages for additional insured certificates for general commercial liability for the contract period.
  2. Resume: A current and professional resume, emphasizing public art experience and public commissions (if any). On key public art projects, please note engaged government agencies.
  3. Images:  The artist(s) will upload a minimum of 2 completed projects in 8 images and up to 2 videos.  The videos are limited to 120 seconds each.
  4. File names: Statement, resume and images should start with Last Name-First Name-statement, Last Name-First Name-resume, Last Name-First Name-image1, Last Name-First Name-image2, etc.

Eligibility Criteria


The project is open to artists over 21-year-old, who are not a student in a formal degree program and who have been practicing artists for more than three years.  Artist is defined broadly to include the traditional arts and the design arts.  

Artists who are immediate family members or business partners of the members of the Art in Public Places Committee or Art Selection Panel are INELIGIBLE.


Selection Criteria

The Public Art Program shall consider the following criteria:

  1. Required education and experience necessary for the project
  2. Successful completion of past works of public art that are appropriate to its physical site and communities, demonstrate exceptional technical skills and satisfy the best standards for contemporary works of art.
  3. Successful completion of past works created in collaboration with governmental agencies such as public works, parks, traffic engineering or development services.
  4. The ability to engage with the community near the site and users of the site, and respond artistically to the community needs, identity, and aspirations.