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Water Street Garage
Project Description/Scope of Work

The Art in Public Places Program and the City of Jacksonville Office of Public Parking is accepting qualifications from artists (or artist teams) for a multi-site public art opportunity as part of Phase Two infrastructure enhancements at the city-owned Water Street parking garage in Downtown Jacksonville. It is desired that the finished artwork(s) for this project be incorporated into the building’s exterior and physical site and should assist in creating an appealing, distinctive, safe, and accessible parking facility that welcomes commuters and visitors to the area night and day, 365 days a year.

We are looking for artists (or artist teams) with strong portfolios or qualifications of past work who demonstrate a proven track record of large-scale public art projects and experience in environmental, iconographic and conceptual solutions for public art. A wide variety of artwork(s) will result from the joint efforts of the project design team. Examples include functional elements, freestanding and relief sculpture, murals, light projection, and sound art, at multiple locations within the site.

Artists (or artist teams) will submit their qualifications as portfolios, CVs, an artist statement, letter of interest, references, and any other relevant information to establish their capabilities. From this, the Artist Selection Panel will select finalists who are most qualified for this project to join the project design team. The project design team will then engage the surrounding businesses and stakeholders that it serves and utilize this information in the overall conceptual development of the artwork(s) including identifying the site(s), content, scale, and media. Current photos of potential site locations are included in the RFQ.

Updated Timeline:
  • July 28: Call to artists for request for qualifications (RFQ) released
  • September 5: Artist application submission deadline
  • October 1: Finalists are notified
  • Mid Oct/November:  Begin design work with facility architect/design team
  • Summer 2015:  Dedication Ceremony

 

View the Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

 View the Water Street Garage Site Plan
To Apply

Applications must be received by Café at midnight, Mountain Standard Time (MST), on September 5, 2014. There is no application free to apply or use the Café online application system. To view this call, please visit http://bit.ly/1nTFE86. A username and password will need to be created to apply. Artist teams applying will create a unique name for the team and share one password. The following materials will be required to be uploaded to Café:

  • A letter of interest (1000 character max) outlining the artist’s interest in this project, and addressing selection criteria with references to previous artworks in public places. Applicant(s) may apply as a single artist or team. If applying as a team, identify all team members and their proposed project role (i.e.: lead artist, fabricator, etc.) in the statement.
  • A current professional resume or CV (two pages maximum) and artist statement. If applying as a team, submit a one-to-two page resume and statements for each team member.
  • Three professional references who can speak to the artist’s ability to meet deadlines, work with community, and create innovative work as part of a design team. Include name, organization, phone number, and email.
  • Portfolio: eight (8) images of recent related artwork (minimum of 4). Please provide the following (if applicable) for each image: the name of the artist(s), title of work, date, media, size, site, client, and budget. This information may be submitted as a separate document or may be inserted into each image caption on Café.

For further information, please contact Christie Holechek, Art in Public Places Program Director at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville at 904-358-3600 or email at Christie@culturalcouncil.org. For assistance with the Café online application process, contact Café tech support at (888) 562-7232 or café@westaf.org, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time).