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Broward County > Cultural Home > Public Art > Calls to Artists

Traffic Signal Cabinets

Due: October 30, 2016

In partnership with the Broward Municipal Services District, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team (Artist), to design, fabricate and install eight site specific artworks to be applied to eight traffic signal cabinets located in the Municipal Services District, Broward County, Florida. The approved artworks shall be printed on vinyl wraps and applied to the traffic signal cabinets. The goal of this project is to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the general area by turning the traffic signal cabinets into works of art.

Broward Municipal Services District

The traffic signal cabinets are located in the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD). The BMSD encompasses 11.4 square miles with a 2015 estimated population of 14,515. The Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of the BMSD and the provider of its municipal services that include but are not limited to business development, building permitting and housing development, libraries and parks facilities, roadway maintenance, street enhancements, zoning, and code enforcement.

Artwork Scope

The selected Artist shall design, fabricate and install eight unique, site specific, artworks to be applied to eight traffic signal cabinets located in the BMSD. The artwork shall be reflective of the community located in the immediate surroundings of the traffic signal cabinets, and be a source of community pride. The selected Artist shall hire, mentor and train two local artists, residing in the BMSD, to create the designs for two of the eight traffic signal cabinets. The two local artists shall be selected by the County. The Artist’s sub-contractor shall print the approved artworks designs on vinyl wraps and install them on the traffic signal cabinets. Long-term maintenance of the vinyl wraps must be minimal, and assured by the proper selection and installation method of the material. The selected Artist shall protect the artworks with anti-graffiti coating as needed. The artworks may be abstract or representational in nature.

Applications must be submitted via the Submittable website.

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