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Port Everglades Cruise Ship Terminal Renovation Projects
Broward County > Cultural Home > Public Art > Port Everglades Cruise Ship Terminal Renovation Projects

Application Deadline: December 6, 2010   

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The Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission up to three artists to design, fabricate and install artworks that improve functionality and passenger experience at several existing cruise ship terminals that are under renovation.

Agency: Port Everglades Department
Port Everglades, one of South Florida’s leading economic engines, is an important gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. The Port boasts of having Florida’s deepest harbor with one of the east coast’s shortest entrance channels for quick ocean access, direct interstate connections for quick road access, and proximity to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for quick airline access. In 2009 Port Everglades was selected as the Best U.S. Homeport by Porthole Cruise Magazine. Serving in excess of 3.5 million cruise passengers annually, Port Everglades is home to more cruise ships than any other seaport in the world. Sixteen cruise lines currently sail more than 50 different ships on approximately 2,000 sailings from this Port. Soon to be the world’s busiest cruise port and homeport for the two largest cruise ships in the world, the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas, Port Everglades enjoys an international reputation for hosting a variety of cruise adventures to the Caribbean, Latin America, trans-Canal and trans-Atlantic. The four terminals undergoing renovation will be used primarily by Carnival Corporation, one of the largest cruise and vacation companies in the world. Carnival operates twelve brands including Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.

Artwork Scope
Artist(s) shall design, build and install interior or exterior artwork(s) for one or more of the cruise passenger terminals that are undergoing renovations (Terminal 2, Terminal 19, Terminal 21, Terminal 26). The artist’s own unique approach to the project is welcome and the desired effect is an aesthetic impact that reinforces the notion that Port Everglades is a gateway to a great vacation. Artwork locations at the terminals include but are not limited to entryways and interior and exterior waiting areas. Specific artwork scope will be provided to the finalists.

For a general overview of possible artwork scope, please refer to the Port Everglades Public Art Master Plan Port Everglades Public Art Master Plan (PDF)

Project Considerations
Port architecture and passenger circulation patterns are frequently subject to change. Facilities are required to adapt to varying needs and requirements of different size ships and/or different cruise lines that use the terminals. Accordingly, the commissions will focus on art projects which are responsive to future changes to passenger circulation and/or building layout, all ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements, and move people as quickly as possible without distraction through the terminal and on board the cruise ship.

Artist Services
Interaction with agency, design team and general contractor will be required. Other activities include:
• Design development of approved conceptual design
• Permitting
• Fabrication, Delivery and Installation
• Educational Outreach

Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Shortlisted Artist Selection: January, 2011
Finalist Interviews and Conceptual Design Proposal Selection: March 2011
Artwork Completion and Installation: 2012-2013 depending on specific terminal renovation schedule

Art Project Budget
The total budget established for the Port Everglades Cruise Ship Terminal Renovation Projects is not to exceed $420,000. This budget may be divided to provide for one or more separate art projects. Budget includes but is not limited to: research, community and agency meetings, designs, presentation expenses, permits, fabrication, delivery, installation, insurance, travel and all applicable taxes.

Artist Eligibility
The Call to Artists is open to all professional artists residing in the United States. NOTE: Selected artist(s) will be disqualified if unable to obtain a Port identification badge that requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check.

Application Process and Selection Criteria
The Broward Cultural Division manages the application process. An Artist Selection Panel will review the applications. This Panel includes a member of the Public Art & Design Committee, arts professionals, and an agency and community representative. The selection panel will review the applicants and select a shortlist of finalists on the basis of the excellence of their past work of similar scope as demonstrated by the visuals and other submission materials. The Panel will also consider the versatility and appropriateness of the media in which the artist has demonstrated proficiency, as it relates to the scope of this project.

Finalists will be invited to develop conceptual design proposals to present in person to the Artist Selection Panel. Finalists will receive information related to one or more artwork opportunities at up to four cruise passenger terminals, and have a minimum of one (1) month to prepare a conceptual design proposal for review by the Artist Selection Panel. Finalists will be paid a $2,000 honorarium for the proposal and presentation expenses. Finalists’ proposals must include a written narrative, estimated project budget, and visual materials (drawings and optional models) necessary to convey the initial concept or approach to the project. Proposals, including models/maquettes, become property of Broward County. Finalists must submit two (2) digital copies (PC compatible media) of their full presentation ten (10) days prior to the scheduled date of the finalist interviews.

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Application Requirements

Applications must be submitted via the CaFÉ website at, and must include:

  • Letter of Interest – The letter should state interest in the project and outline prior public art projects at ports, transportation projects, or any other experience of similar scope that is relevant to this project. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Port Everglades Public Art Master Plan and state how their qualifications and past work relate to that Master Plan.


  • Professional Résumé – Include public art commissions with contact information for project manager or program director and budget size of past projects.


  • Electronic Images – Artist must submit 10 digital images of recent completed work. All images must be saved using a file name and number that corresponds to the Annotated Image List (see below). Each digital image must feature a single work. Composites of various artworks in a single image will not be considered.


  • Annotated Image List – Include name of artist, title of work, year, media, size, location of artwork, project budget, image number and any other relevant information.

NOTE: Hard copy materials will not be accepted for this Call to Artists. First time CaFÉ applicants must allow enough time to prepare their CaFÉ formatted digital images and electronic submission prior to the deadline. CaFÉ research has shown it takes approximately 1.5 hours to prepare images and submit application.

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Application Deadline

Monday, December 6, 2010 at midnight Mountain Standard Time (MST) or 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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Contact info

Claire Garrett, Public Art & Design Project Manager
Phone: (954) 357-7236

Public Art & Design Committee Members
Edith Gooden-Thompson, Chair
Kona Gray, Howard Katz, Anthony Lauro, Michael Mattox, Kasama Polakit and John Sandell

Broward Cultural Division
Leslie Fordham, Public Art & Design Administrator


Public Art & Design Program

The Broward County Public Art & Design Program was established in 1976. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the enhancement of the built environment through the creation of commissioned works of art that create a sense of place, that improve the visual environment for the citizens of Broward County, and that advance the missions of the County departments where the projects are situated. Commissioned artworks are the result of a dynamic interaction between selected artists and local community and constituent groups during the design phase of each project.

The Broward County Public Art & Design Program is recognized with distinction in national and international circles. In 2002, four of Broward County’s public artworks were selected among an international ensemble of some of the world’s finest public artworks and listed in the Australian publication, Designing the World’s Best Public Art. “Broward County Public Art & Design program is a national leader in developing model public art policies and best practices, producing exemplary public artworks synthesizing design excellence. Broward County has received five Americans for the Arts Year in Review public art awards over the past eight years, an indicator of the program’s outstanding commitment in advancing art and design,” said Liesel Fenner ASLA, Manager of Public Art Network for Americans for the Arts. Broward County Public Art installations include works by: Alice Adams, Tobey Archer, Carolyn Braaksma, Clyde Butcher, James Carpenter, Carl Cheng, Miles Coolidge, Dan Corson, George Gadson, Harries / Heder Collaborative, Duane Hanson, Chris Janney, Lorna Jordan, Patricia Leighton, Gary Moore,
Barbara Neijna, Jody Pinto, Ray Olivero, Beth Ravitz, Thomas Sayre, Martha Schwartz, Ned Smyth and Ritsuko Taho.

An artist selection panel is created for each project. The Selection Panel reviews applications and recommends artists to the Public Art & Design Committee. The Public Art & Design Committee is composed of seven Broward County citizens including artists, arts administrators, designers and urban planners appointed by the Broward Cultural Council. Upon recommendation by the Public Art & Design Committee, the Broward Cultural Council reviews and determines recommendations for the purchase of all artwork and artist services to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. For more information, go to

Broward County, Florida
Broward County, named after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, was established in 1915. By the 1960s, Broward County was considered a leader in agriculture products and services within the State of Florida. The region which stretches across 410 square miles, was transformed in the 1970s when mid-rise and high-rise development replaced farmland. Today over 1.8 million people live in the County’s 31 municipalities and unincorporated areas as well as Seminole Tribe of Florida reservation. Broward is one of six counties in Florida where minorities constitute the minority. The undeveloped, protected western two-thirds of the county consists of wetlands and the Everglades. Among Broward County’s unusual characteristics are 246 miles of canals; highest point is 25 feet above mean sea level; numerous seasonal residents; 7.5 million annual tourists and major cruise ship terminals. The climate is sub-tropical (75.4F average annual temperature) with wet summer and fall, and dry spring and winter seasons. For more information, visit


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