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Artist Needed for Public Art Project

Written by  Christopher Hubbard
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Call to Artists
Request for Qualifications

Adopted by City Council in 2005, the Clearwater Public Art Ordinance aims to add to the visual identity of the City, creating memorable images for visitors and residents alike.  Public art commissioned through the program will reinforce Clearwater’s role as an emerging leader in culture, recreation and environmental management, and will support the City’s development as a wonderful place to “live, learn, work and play.”

Project Synopsis:
Clearwater’s Public Art and Design Program seeks to commission a site-specific piece of public art for the City’s new Fire Station 48 Training Facility.  The selected artwork will be located at the new Training Facility, which is currently under construction to expand the Fire Station 48 campus to include additional equipment storage and training areas.  The artwork will be installed at the main entrance to the new Training and Multipurpose Building and will greet visitors and firefighters as they enter the facility.  Desired artwork media include, but are not limited to, sculpture, functional elements, mosaic and appropriately themed landscape artwork.  Appropriate themes for artwork include outdoor memorial or remembrance themed artwork that honors firefighters that have lost their lives in the line of duty and reflects the spirit of the firefighter – past, present, and future.

The total art allocation budget for this project is $42,000.00 (USD).  This budget is to include all costs and expense, such as but not limited to: travel, materials, fabrication, transportation, insurance coverage, and installation, as well as engineering and conservation consultations.  A separate amount of $4,860.00 has been reserved for the artwork maintenance program.

An honorarium of $500.00 will be awarded to a limited number of artists who will develop and present a site-specific proposal to the Public Art Selection Committee.

Artist Eligibility:
This RFQ is open to all professional visual artists with public art experience that is commensurate with this project’s scope and budget.  Artists living in Florida’s Pinellas and Hillsborough counties are strongly encouraged to apply for this project.  City of Clearwater employees, as well as selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible for participation.
Professional artists are defined as a practicing fine artist, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional of serious intent and ability.  Indications of a person’s status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, income realized through the sole commission of artwork, frequent or consistent art exhibitions, placement of artwork in public institutions or museums, receipt of honors and awards, and training in the arts.


Clearwater Fire Station 48 Training Facility
1700 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33765
Art Allocation Budget $42,000
Application Deadline: Postmarked or Delivered by Friday, February 1, 2008
Digital Submissions Preferred

 Mail applications to:
Clearwater Public Art and Design Program
Parks & Recreation Department
100 S. Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756-5520
RE: Fire Station 48 Training Facility

Send inquiries and requests for CTA:RFQ .pdf file to:
Christopher Hubbard
Public Art Specialist
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(727) 562-4837

Submission Deadline:
All artists interested in being considered should submit materials that are postmarked or delivered no later than 5:00 pm (EST) by Friday, February 1, 2008

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