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Sculptural Screening for Lift Stations Leesburg Florida


Budget: $7,500
Activated: 02/01/2021
Deadline: 03/25/2021
Call Summary
Commissioning Organization: Leesburg Center for the Arts
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: State of Florida
Entry Deadline: March 25, 2021

• Letter of Interest (1 for the team)
• Artist/Artist Team Resume/CV (1 for each team member)
• 2 References (2 for each team member)
• 4 Images of Past Public Art Projects (4 for each team member)
• Image Description Sheet with artist name , title, medium, client or commissioning organization, location, and two sentence description

About the Commissioning Organizations:
The Leesburg Center for the Arts is the creative hub for artists, creatives and dabblers in North Lake County, FL. The CFA provides art education, awareness and opportunities to enrich and inspire our community with art and culture and to gather, create and collaborate.
The City of Leesburg’s mission is to provide effective and efficient municipal services that promote public safety, economic growth and quality of life. Leesburg is a diverse community energetically working in collaboration to ensure it upholds its history, ambiance, and natural resources to become and stay a vibrant community.

The Leesburg Center for the Arts is placing a Request for Qualifications for Public Art Screening. The selected artist/artist team will show experience in working in a similar size and scope. The selected artist/artist team will be expected to visit the site prior to fabrication and work with the City of Leesburg on logistics and final installation. Three finalists will be shortlisted and compensated for conceptual designs. The final contract does not have to be awarded to any of the shortlisted applicants. Commissioned artwork should reflect the values and mission of the Leesburg Center for the Arts and the City of Leesburg.
Budget Description
The artist/artist team selected will receive $7,500 to cover design, transportation, lodging, fabrication, materials, labor, installation, insurance, and any other costs associated with the artwork through final installation. The fee will be paid half on invoice as a deposit after contract execution and half on invoice after satisfactory completion.
Project Description
This is a commissioning of new work by the Leesburg Center for the Arts in partnership with the City of Leesburg. The goal of the project is to use the Public Art Screening to conceal the Lift Stations from view and provide aesthetically pleasing streetscape elements. The artwork should be unique, engaging for passersby, reflective of the community, and not easily scaled. The screening will be placed around several sides of two Lift Stations along a heavily traveled roadway. There are to be 3 screen panels total and each is a different size. The Public Art screening will be placed in front of existing chain link fence enclosures to screen the entirety of the fence encloser and Lift Station. The screen panels are to be free standing. They will not be connected to or lean against the chain link fence. The openings in the design should limit entrapment by limiting openings or perforations to less than 3.5” in diameter. The materials need to withstand a high traffic, public environment, and be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions common to the state of Florida (high UV exposure, high humidity, high temperatures, heavy rain, frequent storms, high winds, etc.) The materials must be able to withstand washing/maintenance for graffiti removal.
Artwork Location Description
The two sites have been preselected by the commissioning organizations. These sites are highly visible to the public but not open for public entry. The first Lift Station requires one section of screening measuring 22’ L x 8’ H. The second Lift Station requires two sections of screening measuring 27’ L x 8’H.
This call is open to artists currently residing in the State of Florida with experience in projects of a similar scope and scale.
Application Requirements
Resume: 4 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 4
Letter of Interest: 500 word maximum
Please focus on your ability to provide a work that means the goals of concealing the Lift Stations from view and providing aesthetically pleasing streetscape elements. Provide proof of past experience creative projects that are unique, engaging , reflective of the community, and not easily damaged.
References: 2
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Each artist is to submit the full allotment of work examples.
Selection Information
Selection Process
The selection panel will be comprised of commission organization representatives, community representatives, and artists. Three artist/artist teams will be shortlisted and paid $250 for a conceptual design of the Public Art Screening. The designs will be reviewed by the same panel. Only applications that are complete at the time of submission will be considered. If any portion of the application is incomplete, the artist/artist team will be disqualified.
The selected artist/artist team must contract with the Leesburg Center for the Arts for this project. The selected artist/artist team must sign a hold harmless and add the Leesburg Center for the Arts to a general liability insurance policy for the duration of this project. The Leesburg Center for the Arts reserves the right to photograph the work and/or the artist/artist team for documentation, education, and publicity purposes without additional compensation. Accepting a proposal from an artist/artist team does not constitute any form on contract or agreement with respect to the project. The Leesburg Center for the Arts reserves the right to request additional information from artist/artist team and make changes/clarification to the RFQ if necessary. The Leesburg Center for the Arts reserve the right to cancel, amend, alter the RFQ, or its contents. Submission constitutes agreement to the rules and details as published in this RFQ.
Selection Criteria
Artist/Artist Teams will be shortlisted on the following criteria:
Quality previous work.
Letter of Intent.
Artist/Artist Teams will be selected on the following criteria:
Quality of conceptual design.
Ability to fulfill RFQ requirements.
Durability and longevity of materials used.
Ease of maintenance.
Deadline for Questions: March 9, 2021
Deadline: March 25, 2021
Anticipated Notification of Shortlist: April 22, 2021
Anticipated Notification of Award: May 20, 2021
Work anticipated to begin: June 21, 2021
Additional Resources
Leesburg Lift Station Fencing RFQ (PDF)
Site Photo 1 (JPEG)
Site Photo 2 (JPEG)
Contact Information
Pamela Zeljak
429 W Magnolia St
Leesburg Florida 34748 United States



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