The City of Winter Park is issuing a request for proposals for an I-4 Entrance Feature, an iconic piece of public art or architecture as part of the I-4 Ultimate Art Endowment. The artwork should be located by the West Fairbanks Avenue I-4 entrance into Winter Park due to the very limited right of way at the Lee Road entrance.
Deadline: 2 Dec 2019
The proposal must be for an original, welcoming artwork or architectural feature that relates to the amenities, history, charm and exciting future of Winter Park. The proposal must be for an artwork or architectural feature appropriate for permanent exhibition in the outdoor public realm. The selection must be appropriate and durable for Florida’s harsh environment. The artwork or architectural piece must be readable from cars and engaging for pedestrians. Winter Park is especially interested in supporting central Florida based artists and /or architects.
Location: The city holds a 12.5 foot partial easement at the road edge of the open space located by the northeast side of the West Fairbanks Avenue eastbound on ramp to I-4. The artwork is required to be located near I-4. This site offers a good opportunity for a larger or more complex artwork.
Budget: The budget for the complete project including research and development, construction, engineering, installation, and artist fee is $150,000.00. The city may provide in-kind services to be determined based on the selected proposal. The payment schedule will be negotiated with the selected artist/architect upon selection.
Artist Eligibility: Preference may be given to state and central Florida based artists. The artist, architect, or team must warrant that the artwork being commissioned is the original product of its own creative efforts; unless otherwise expressly stated in the proposal, the artwork is original; and a single edition that the artist(s) shall not reproduce, or allow others to do so without the City’s permission. The City has an unlimited, perpetual, and irrevocable right to use or reproduce the artwork in any non-commercial or commercial manner media whatsoever, including without limitation to prepare derivative works based upon the artwork and to distribute copies or images of the artwork.
I-4 Entrance Feature Selection Process
The City of Winter Park Public Art will review the submitted proposals and select 1-3 for departmental review. The recommendation will be presented to the City Commission for final selection. I-4 Mobility Partners and the I-4 Ultimate Endowment Committee, consisting of representatives from I-4 Mobility Partners, FDOT, and SGL Constructors, will have the final right of refusal over the design, placement, and content of such art installations to ensure that any proposed installations do not interfere with I-4 Ultimate project infrastructure or maintenance and that such concepts capture he spirit and character of the I-4 Ultimate Project and the community at large.
I-4 Entrance Feature Project Timeline
- Proposal recommendations presented to the City Commission February 10, 2020
- Proposals submitted to I-4 Ultimate Endowment Committee March 1, 2020
- Final art selection approved May 1, 2020
- Final art installation complete and in place February 1, 2021
About the City of Winter Park
The City of Winter Park is located in Orange County, Florida. The city is approximately nine square miles and has about 30,000 residents. Winter Park is the home of Rollins College and major cultural institutions including the Morse Museum of American Art, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, and the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden. The downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city has numerous examples of outstanding architecture by noted architects. It is noted for its many lakes and old growth trees.
The City of Winter Park is noted for its history as an artist colony and for its dynamic art and culture facilities. It is noted for its support of the arts. The City sponsors and staffs the Art and Culture Alliance, a gathering of the 19 cultural organizations located in the city limits. Visitors to central Florida come to Winter Park to enjoy its beautiful nature and built amenities.
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