Enhancing Infrastructure- 41st Street Corridor
The City of Miami Beach, through its Tourism and Culture Department, is pleased to request qualifications from professional visual artists for a site-specific public art installation to be located along the 41st St Corridor. The Art in Public Places Committee has identified infrastructure components between Meridian Avenue and Chase Avenue, including the bridge, lighting and waterway as potential areas for artistic intervention. The selected proposal will be part of the City’s initiative to enhance the 41st Street Corridor.
TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET: USD 50,000
The selected applicant is responsible for fully developing the project within the allocated budget which must be inclusive of design, engineering, fabrication, installation, insurance, and any other cost associated with the implementation of the work. The selected artist will be required to contract a Licensed Florida Contractor and Engineer for submittal of permit documents and installation of artwork.
Open to professional visual artists only. Artists who demonstrate innovative, contemporary, and creative approaches in addressing site specific, temporary works of art are encouraged to apply. The quality of the work, strength of the concept, design capabilities and established track record of successful project implementation will be considered of highest priority. Artworks commissioned by the City of Miami Beach should add value to its Art in Public Places Program, attract national attention, vitalize Miami Beach’s visual signature, celebrate the diversity and heritage of Miami Beach, strengthen economic development and tourism, heighten civic identity, and enrich the spirit and pride of our residents.
41st Street (between Meridian Ave and Chase Ave). Please see map and images below for reference:
Application Deadline – February 17, 2023
Selection of Finalists – February 21, 2023
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Submissions must be received as a complete application on the Submittable website by no later than the advertised deadline. All materials will be submitted online, via Submittable. There is NO application fee to apply or to use the Submittable online application system. For general Information about how to create or use a Submittable account, visit http://help.submittable.com/knowledgebase/articles/225218-how-do-i-submit
I. Please submit five (5) images of previously completed work. Please accurately identify medium, dimensions, date, location, client/agency, size, budget, completion date, and a brief written description.
II. Project statement detailing initial approach to the project.
III. Artist biography
IV. Artist CV
The City of Miami Beach’s Art in Public Places Committee will evaluate applications and will award based on the quality of previously completed projects and artistic accomplishments. The primary evaluation criteria will be previous artistic accomplishment as demonstrated in images, work, experience, and/or initial approach to the project as demonstrated in the preliminary statement. If appropriate, the City reserves the right to recommend an artist directly from initially submitted applications.
ABOUT THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM
Art in Public Places is a city board responsible for the commission and purchase of artwork by contemporary artists in all media. The program is funded from 2% of hard costs for city projects and joint private/public projects. Funds from construction projects may be aggregated into the Art in Public Places Fund and allocated for artwork at public sites and for collection maintenance. The fund is administered by a City Commission-appointed citizen’s board of seven members, the Art in Public Places Committee.