Call for Entry: Bradley Park Art canopy (Lauderhill, FL)

Bradley Park Art canopy
5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd. 
Lauderhill, FL 33313

Entry Deadline: 6/21/18


Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10 
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10 

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NAME:                                                James D. Bradley Park Artist Canopy

LOCATION:                                       3100 NW 16th St, Lauderhill, FL 33311

DUE DATE OF APPLICATION:        Thursday, June 21, 2018

PROJECT BUDGET:                        Existing Budget of $75,000



 Public Art Project Description

 The City of Lauderhill, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create a canopy that seamlessly meshes with the artist designed painted and mosaic tile amphitheater wall mural.

The canopy must provide some shade and lighting and be memorable. All artwork styles will be considered. The artwork should reflect the spirit of Lauderhill and be impactful. Three artists will be selected as semi-finalists to develop and present design proposals. The winning artists will be awarded a $75,000 contract and will be responsible for the creation and installation of the final work.

Installation shall include engineering sealed shop drawings following Florida building code, all electrical wiring and labor involved.

 The application deadline is Thursday, June 21, 2018 and is open to all professional artists nationwide with experience working with local governments. 

The plaque for the James D Bradley reads:

Strong Families: Our Heritage, Our Future

Family Connection serves as a remainder of the important of staying connected to the past, the present, the future and the community in which we live, validating the importance of family- the nucleus of our society. Positive Adinkra symbols and images from photos of the City’s early settlers served as inspiration leading to the quilt that protects and embraces the family, while strong colors marry the design to the neighborhood's rich African ties.

 Highlights from the following will be required in the contract:

            • Hold the City of Lauderhill Harmless

            • Liability and other insurance.

 Anticipated Art Project Schedule (subject to change)

Artist Applications Due: Thursday, June 21, 2018,

Shortlisting:, July, 2018

Semi-finalists proposals due: August, 2018

Notification: September, 2018

City Commission Approval: September, 2018

 Artwork Permitting/Installed: February, 2019

Artwork Budget

The budget for this project is $75,000.00. The dimensions of the wall are 20 feet width x 12 feet height.

Up to three finalists will be selected to be interviewed by the Public Art Committee either in person or via Skype. The finalists are expected to complete a design at this stage but will be interviewed about past work, creative process and discussion of the site. An honorarium of $1000.00 will be given to artists that have completed a finished design.

The total budget for the completed, delivered and installed canopy is $75,000. The budget includes all costs, such as but not limited to:  research, design, materials, permitting as needed for both the artwork canopy and a separate electrical engineer, signed and sealed engineering drawings from a Florida licensed and insured engineer and must follow S. Florida building codes, fabrication, installation, photography, insurance, proposals, travel, sales taxes, concrete pads, labor, and transportation. The canopy MUST include lighting and shade.


 The project is open to all professional visual artists or artist team in the United States.  Artists/artist teams should have experience implementing their ideas and work in the public realm with government agencies. Artist must be able to effectively work within the project timeline and collaborate with the City Staff and the Public Art Committee whenever it is required. Artist or Professional Artist means a practitioner in the visual arts, 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. 

 Artists are NOT eligible who are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee or program staff.


 Please select 6-10 images of past projects

Annotated image list

Current resume

Brief letter of interest

 Selection Process

 The Lauderhill Public Art Committee manages the application process and will review the proposals.  The committee includes arts professionals and community representatives, and City Staff.  The committee will review the submissions and invite a short list of three (3) semi-finalists to be interviewed. The Committee is only a recommending body and will make recommendations to the City Commission to award the final contract based on its evaluation of the artwork proposal, experience of the artist and references. The City Commission reserves the right to withhold the commission award if it should not find a satisfactory artwork.

All submitted complete applications will be reviewed.  Applications not meeting the submission guidelines may not be considered.

 Criteria for Selecting Proposals

 All artists must meet the guidelines of the program.

1. Artistic merit of concept.

2. Style and Appropriateness: Artwork should demonstrate that it is compatible in relationship to the landscape and Lauderhill Community.

3. Technical Considerations and Feasibility: Including the artist’s artistic history and experience in completing public art projects within the timeline and budget, 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. Materials should require minimal periodic maintenance and be readily available if conservation or restoration is necessary. The canopy must meet South Florida Building Codes and withstand hurricane force winds. Canopy should not require disassembly in inclimate weather.

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-


 All questions must be submitted to:   AND

 Website for City of Lauderhill:


 The Community: Lauderhill, Florida

Lauderhill 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 1959, Lauderhill has prospered and grown into a full service city. Lauderhill is 8 square miles located in central Broward County. The approximate population of the City is 65,000. The City of Lauderhill constantly strives to meet the needs and improve the health, welfare and safety of its residents. Lauderhill prides itself on being a government that is responsive to its residents and is “Committed to making Lauderhill the best place to live, work and play.”