Pine Island Pocket Park
National Call To Artists
​Due: March 30, 2020

In partnership with the Highway Construction & Engineering Division, Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install a site-specific public artwork for a pocket park located along Pine Island Road, a major vehicular corridor in Davie, Florida. The artwork shall enhance the park which includes a meandering walking path, shrubbery and trees. The artwork should be visible to individuals traveling northbound, without creating any obstruction or distraction.

Pine Island Poclet Park

Agency: Highway Construction & Engineering Division                      

Broward County's Highway Construction & Engineering Division oversees project management for major roadway improvement projects and design and construction of Parks' facilities. The Division is also responsible for engineering plan review, permitting, and roadway inspection services for improvements to Traffic way roads and County roadways. The Division provides surveying, design, and project management services for intersection improvement and congestion management projects, as well as support services for other County agencies. Highway Construction and Engineering participates in the Land Development Review process and coordinates and reviews right-of-way deeds, subdivision plats and conducts public records maintenance.

Artwork Scope      

The artwork will be located in a 1.3-acre pocket park, as part of a County road improvement project. The pocket park is sited along Pine Island Road, a major north/south vehicular corridor in central Broward County utilized by an estimated 29,000 vehicles daily.  The artwork shall enhance the landscape design for the space which includes a meandering walking path, shrubbery and trees. The artwork shall be visible to individuals traveling northbound, without creating any obstruction or distraction. The artwork must be low maintenance and the artwork aesthetic shall reflect the Town of Davie equestrian theme. The artwork shall be spatially integrated into the site. Artwork location will be determined in coordination with the Highway Construction & Engineering Division.

Town of Davie

The Town of Davie is home to over 96,000 residents who live across a lush 35 square miles within central Broward County. The Town's rural atmosphere, western themed district and sprawling educational complex foster a unique environment.  Open spaces, numerous parks and over 165 miles of riding trails along with the opportunity to live an equestrian lifestyle make the Town unique.  Further information about the Town of Davie can be found on the website

Artist Services

Interaction with community and agency representative will be required. Other activities include:

• Design development of approved conceptual design


• Fabrication, delivery and installation of the artwork

• Community engagement and outreach

 Art Project Budget

The total budget established for this project shall not exceed $64,000.00. The budget must include research, community engagement, artist's design fee, presentation expenses, artwork fabrication, lighting, if applicable, and delivery, artwork installation, insurance, travel, Artist's contingency, and all applicable taxes. The budget shall also include meetings with County agencies, Florida licensed structural engineer, engineer(s) needed to prepare the permit drawings, as needed, and Artist's general contractor. Additional expenses shall include permits fees, engineering fees, and all construction costs required to complete the artwork.


Artist Eligibility

This Call to Artists is open to professional artists, eighteen years of age or older; residing in the United States who have not been previously selected for a County project in the past 10 years and who have completed a minimum of five (5) public art projects with a budget of $25,000 or more and have demonstrated experience completing and coordinating exterior art installations with construction project managers, and related contractors, engineers and architects. Artist shall review and accept the terms of the Broward County Standard Agreement before applying to the Call to Artists. Please refer to the Agreement:

Application Process and Selection Criteria 

The Broward Cultural Division manages the application process. An Artist Selection Panel (Panel) shall review the applications to this Call to Artists. This Panel includes a member of the Public Art & Design Committee, arts professionals, and an agency and community representatives. The Panel shall review the applicants and select a shortlist of finalists based on the excellence of their past work of similar scope, as demonstrated by the visuals and other submission materials. The Panel shall also consider the versatility and appropriateness of the media in which the shortlisted Artists have demonstrated proficiency, as it relates to the scope of this project, as well as the Artist's ability to manage the project's budget, and sub-contractors.


No more than three (3) applicants will be shortlisted by the Artist Selection Panel and have approximately one (1) month to prepare a conceptual design proposal to be presented to the Panel. Each shortlisted artist will be paid a $500 honorarium to develop a conceptual design for the project. This presentation may be conducted in-person or via videoconference. Upon selection, the selected Artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium to further develop the design proposal for the specific site. Finalists' proposals must include a written narrative, estimated project budget, and visual materials (optional models) necessary to convey the initial concept or approach to the project. Proposals, including models/maquettes, become property of Broward County and will not be returned. Finalists must submit one (1) digital copy (PC compatible media) of their full presentation five (5) business days prior to the scheduled date of the finalists' interviews. The County reserves the right to re-issue this Call to Artists, to reject any and all responses to this Call, and to negotiate with any qualified artist selected for this project.

This Call to Artists is an open and limited Call. Open Call, meaning that any artist may submit credentials or proposals, subject to any requirements established by the Artist Selection Panel or the Committee. Call for artists for open calls shall be sufficiently detailed to permit artists to determine whether their work is appropriate to the project under consideration. Limited Call, meaning that artists may be invited by the Public Art and Design Committee or Artist Selection Panel to submit credentials or proposals at any time throughout the selection process.

Anticipated Art Project Schedule  

Selection of Finalists for Call to Artists: April 2020

Finalist Interviews and Conceptual Design Proposal Selection: May / June 2020

Artwork Completion and Installation: TBD


Application Requirements

Applications must be submitted via the Submittable website:

 and must include:

  • Professional Résumé – Artist (Part 1) shall include public art commissions with contact information for Project Manager or Program Director and budget size of past projects. 
  • Electronic Images Artist and Professional Visual Artist must submit 10 digital images of most recent relevant 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, 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.

Application Deadline

October 31, 2019 at midnight  Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Contact:  Dominique Denis, Public Art & Design Project Manager

Phone: (954) 357-7236


Fraser Poorman, Public Art & Design Art Assistant

Phone: (954) 357-4795


Public Art & Design Committee Members

Bonnie Barnett, Co-Chair, Diane Weinbrum, Co-Chair,
Pablo Massari, Mario M. Cartaya, Lori Pratico,
Linda Flynn, John Sandell, and Cathy Donnelly.

Broward Cultural Division

Phillip Dunlap, Director

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 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 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 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, 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 Public Art Network for Americans for the Arts. Broward County public art installations include works by: Clyde Butcher, James Carpenter, Carl Cheng, George Gadson, Duane Hanson, Chris Janney, Lorna Jordan, Patricia Leighton, Gary Moore, Barbara Neijna, Jody Pinto, Ray Olivero, Beth Ravitz, Martha Schwartz, Ned Smyth, Ritsuko Taho, Liam Gillick, Miles Coolidge, Robert Behar and Rosario Marquart, Sara Morris, Sam Gilliam, Vanessa Till Hooper and Alice Aycock.

Broward County, Florida

Broward County 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 409.8 square miles of developable area, 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 municipal service districts, as well as the Seminole Tribe of Florida reservation. Broward is one of six counties in Florida where minorities constitute the majority. 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 a major cruise ship terminal. 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