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Duane Hanson Allied Artist Award
Call To Broward Artists


Duane Hanson Allied Artist Award

Deadline: September 11, 2020

The Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program is seeking to recruit Broward artists interested in gaining experience in the dynamic and international field of public art.

The Duane Hanson Allied Artist Award was established in 1994 to honor internationally recognized artist Duane Hanson, who resided in our community and who was instrumental in encouraging the careers of Broward artists. Mr. Hanson served for many years as a member of the Public Art & Design Committee.

Program Description
The purpose of the Award is to provide local artists with the opportunity to learn from experienced artists and professional staff.

Selected artists will:

  • Gain the technical and administrative expertise needed to compete within the field of public art.
  • Be matched up with commissioned artists based on their level of experience, artistic medium and general interests.
  • Pre-qualified artists who are chosen for a specific project will be compensated for their service as an Allied Artist.

The responsibilities of Allied Artists include, but are not limited to, coordinating and attending community and agency meetings, conducting research into materials or design issues,  assisting in the coordination and installation of artworks, and any other duties requested by the commissioned artist that relate to the design, fabrication or installation of the artwork.

Artist Eligibility
Mid-career professional artists who have resided in Broward County for a minimum of two (2) years, and who have a strong interest in gaining expertise in the public art process are encouraged to apply. Artists working in all media are eligible. No prior public art experience is required.

The Broward Cultural Council understands that Broward County's cultural vibrancy is due to its diversity. As such, Broward Cultural Council acknowledges that all cultures are vital to the arts and the promotion of a culturally democratic world.    

Therefore, the Broward Cultural Council supports the development, expression, and preservation of art and culture of all communities, groups and individuals. The Council aims to ensure that diverse populations have opportunities to appreciate and value the arts and to participate.

Application  Process
Applications must be submitted via the Submittable website: and must include:

Broward artists are asked to submit:

  • Résumé
  • Electronic Images - Submit 10 digital images of relevant work. Artists are encouraged to submit work samples that best illustrate their qualifications for this opportunity.  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.  
  • Image List - Include name of Artist, title of work, year, media, size, and location of artwork and/or project, project budget, image number and any other relevant information.   

NOTE:  Hard copy materials will not be accepted for this Call to Artists.   

Contact: Fraser Poorman (954) 357- 4795

Selection Process
The Broward Public Art & Design Committee will review the submission materials in order to develop a roster of local artists who may be considered for future Allied Artist Awards. Artists will be notified by email of acceptance to the roster.

When a major public art project is commissioned, the commissioned artist and Public Art & Design's project manager will review the pre-qualified Allied Artist roster to shortlist, interview, and select an Allied Artist for the project. Selection will be on the basis of merit and potential for a successful artistic alliance.

Contact: Fraser Poorman (954) 357- 4795

Public Art & Design Committee Members
Bonnie Barnett, Co-Chair, Diane Weinbrum, Co-Chair, Lori Pratico, Cathy Donnelly, Linda Flynn, Kristen Hoover, John Sandell

Broward Cultural Division
Phillip Dunlap, Director
Leslie Fordham, Public Art & Design Administrator

Public Art and 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 commission of 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, the 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 2017, two public artworks received Community Appearance awards from the City of Fort Lauderdale. 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, and producing exemplary public artworks synthesizing design excellence. Broward County has received seven Americans for the Arts Year in Review awards for public art, "an indicator of the program's outstanding commitment in advancing art and design", said Liesel Fenner ASLA, former manager of the Public Art Network for Americans for the Arts. Broward County public art installations include works by: Clyde Butcher, James Carpenter, Carl Cheng, Nate Delinois, George Gadson, Sam Gilliam, Duane Hanson, Chris Janney, Lorna Jordan, Joe Sam, Patricia Leighton, Gary Moore, Barbara Neijna, Jody Pinto, Ray Olivero, Beth Ravitz, Martha Schwartz, Ned Smyth, Ritsuko Taho, Liam Gillick, Miles Coolidge, Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, Sara Morris, Vanessa Till Hooper, and Alice Aycock.