Port Everglades – Cruise
Terminal 29 Interior
Due: September 30, 2020
In partnership with Port Everglades, Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team to design and install artwork that enhances interior spaces within Cruise Terminal 29, Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The prominent location presents an opportunity for highly visible and vibrant artwork that contributes to Port Everglades' unique identity.
Port Everglades is an economic powerhouse for Broward County and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. Located in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the City of Hollywood, Port Everglades has been one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. It is a leading container port in Florida and among the most active cargo ports in the United States, and is South Florida's main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline and jet fuel. A foreign-trade zone and available office space inside the Port's secure area make Port Everglades a highly desirable business center for world trade. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County government and does not rely on local tax dollars for operations or capital improvements. There are 13,127 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.
Art at Port Everglades
Port Everglades values public art for its ability to welcome cruise guests, the Port's workforce, and the local community. More than 40 visually stimulating public artworks can be found across Port Everglades' industrial landscape and in Port cruise terminal buildings. Over the past two decades the Port has invested more than two million dollars in public art for interior and exterior locations by established and emerging artists.
Terminal 29 includes a spacious ticketing hall, a baggage claim hall, waiting rooms, and an embarkation room. Artwork by multiple artists can be found throughout the facility. Unlike other cruise terminals at Port Everglades, Terminal 29 has not been updated in the last ten years and may be extensively renovated or completely replaced in the future.
Site Description and Design Parameters
The artwork may be hand painted directly onto walls adjacent to the staircase/escalator that takes passengers to and from the second-floor embarkation room or may be hung on the walls. Additional enhancements may be physically adhered to the walls. Artistic components requiring engineering and mechanical fasteners would not be appropriate. Materials should be able to withstand humid environments.
The selected artist will be required to enter into an agreement with the County, visit the site, and install the artwork.
Art Project Budget
The total budget established for this project will not exceed $3,000. The budget must include Artist's design fee, any required ladders, lifts or scaffolding, artwork materials, installation, insurance, travel, Artist's contingency, and all applicable taxes.
This Call to Artists is open to professional artists eighteen years of age or older, residing in Florida who have not been previously selected for a Broward County public art commission in the past 10 years. Artists with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
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.
The application process requires artists to review and accept the terms of the Broward County Standard Agreement before applying to the Call to Artists. Please refer to the Agreement:
The Broward Cultural Division manages the application process. An Artist Selection Panel (Panel) will review the applications. The Panel includes a member of the Public Art & Design Committee, arts professionals, an agency representative, and a community representative. The Panel reviews the application and shortlists artists based on the excellence of previous work, as demonstrated by the visuals and other submission materials. The Panel will also consider the versatility and appropriateness of the media in which the applicant has demonstrated proficiency, as it relates to the scope of this project.
One or more applicants will be shortlisted by the Artist Selection Panel. Shortlisted artists will have approximately three weeks to prepare a conceptual design proposal for review by the Panel. Each shortlisted artist will be paid an honorarium to develop this conceptual design proposal. Shortlisted artists must submit one (1) digital copy (PC compatible media) of their full presentation five (5) business days prior to the presentation to the Panel. Proposals, including models/maquettes, become property of Broward County and will not be returned.
The County reserves the right to re-issue this Call to Artists, to reject any and all responses to this Call, and to reassess and negotiate the design proposal with any qualified artist selected for this project.
Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Selection of Shortlisted Artists: October 2020
Shortlisted Artist's Interviews, and Artist Selection: November 2020
Artwork Completion and Installation: TBD, as coordinated with Port Everglades and no later than early 2021
Applications must be submitted via the Submittable website:
and must include:
- Professional Résumé
- Electronic Images - Please 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.
- Image List - Include name of artist, title of work, year, media, size, and location of artwork and/or project, project budget, image number, image thumbnail and any other relevant information.
- List of Professional References (optional)
September 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Fraser Poorman, Public Art & Design Arts Assistant
Phone: (954) 357-4795
Public Art & Design Committee Members
Bonnie Barnett, Chair, Cathy Donnelly, Linda Flynn, Kristen Hoover, Lori Pratico, John Sandell.
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, 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 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.
Broward County, Florida
Broward County was established in 1915. The early agricultural characteristic of the county was transformed in the 1970s when mid-rise and high-rise development replaced farmland. Today, over 1.95 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 five counties in Florida where minorities constitute the majority. It is included in the South Florida tri-county metropolitan area comprised of Broward, Palm Beach and Dade counties, with a combined economic force of over 6 million people. The county's total land area is 1,322.8 square miles. The eastern one-third of the county is concentrated as developed, urbanized area, and the western two-thirds is undeveloped, protected wetlands and the Everglades. Among Broward County's interesting characteristics are the many hundreds of miles of canals; highest point is 29 feet above mean sea level; numerous seasonal residents; 12.5 million annual tourists; and the third largest cruise port in the world. The climate is sub-tropical (75.4F average annual temperature) with wet summer and fall, and dry spring and winter seasons.