Broward Addiction Recovery Center Project and Nancy J. Cotterman Center Project

Entry Deadline: 1/29/13
Application Closed


Media Images: 10

The Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one or two artists or artist teams to design, build and install functionally integrated public art projects for two new social services facilities.

Agency: Human Services Department
The Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) and the Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC) are to be co-located on a four acre site situated between Southwest Third and Fourth Avenues and Southwest 27 and 28 Streets in the City of Fort Lauderdale. The site will include a two-story building of approximately 38,500 square feet to house a 50 bed detoxification unit, counseling services and other related functions for BARC, and a one or two-story building of approximately 17,500 square feet to house counseling services and other related functions for NJCC. The BARC Facility exists to service adult residents of Broward County struggling with substance abuse by providing assessment, detoxification, residential and outpatient services. As a part of substance abuse treatment, BARC provides treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma and mental health disorders. The NJCC Facility exists to service victims of sexual assault and child abuse crimes including helping them with the trauma of their experience and investigation. Most of the victims are children, many are adult females, and some of the victims are male. These facilities need to provide a warm, welcoming, calming, safe and non-threatening environment for clientele and their families, and they will operate twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.

Artwork Scope
Artist shall design, build and install functionally integrated interior or exterior artwork(s) for one or both facility. Artwork opportunities include but are not limited to durable, low maintenance enhancements to the building interiors, exterior courtyards and therapeutic gardens. Specific locations for artwork opportunities are to be determined as a result of collaboration and interaction with project team and agency during design team meetings after the artist is selected. It is intended that the artwork be spatially integrated to the site as well as functionally integrated. The selected artist may collaborate with the landscape architect, however, living plant material is not encouraged as a component of the design proposal. The addition of functionally integrated public art to this project is intended to result in environments that are more welcoming and uplifting for clients, their families and visitors. According to a 2009 report by the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, when arts are part of care settings, anxiety and pain are reduced, which prompts mental and emotional healing, reduces stress and improves the care experience. Public art for these facilities is intended to affect attitude, emotional state and perception in a positive and uplifting way, create hope and help clients better cope with difficulties.

Project Considerations
These projects are on a fast track for the artist selection process and for the artist to collaborate with the design team to integrate the artwork to the site. The architect has been selected and schematic design for the two facilities has already commenced. Interested artists should apply only if they are able to commit intensive time to the project during the spring of 2013 when the most effective collaborations with the design team are anticipated to occur. The conceptual design proposal will be reviewed by the Artist Selection Panel, the Public Art & Design Committee, the Broward Cultural Council and the Board of County Commissioners prior to issuance of notice-to-proceed with fabrication.

Artist Services
Interaction with agency, design team and general contractor will be required. Other activities include:
• Design development of approved conceptual design
• Permitting
• Fabrication, Delivery and Installation
• Educational Outreach

Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Artist Selection: February/March, 2013
Conceptual Design Proposal Presentation: June, 2013
Board Approval of Conceptual Design Proposal: August, 2013
Artwork Completion and Installation: June 2015

Art Project Budget
The total budget established for the Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) Project is not to exceed $172,300, and the total budget established for the Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC) Project is not to exceed $78,100. The same artist may be selected for both projects, or, different artists may be selected for each project. The budgets will be divided between Phase 1 Design and Phase 2 Fabrication agreements, which will include but not be limited to: research, community and agency meetings, designs, presentation expenses, permits, fabrication, delivery, installation, insurance, travel and all applicable taxes.

Artist Eligibility
The Call to Artists is open to all professional artists residing in the United States who have completed a minimum of five (5) public art projects budgeted at $100,000 or more. Interested artists should apply only if they are able to commit intensive time to the project during the spring of 2013 when frequent collaboration with the design team will be required.

Application Process and Selection Criteria
The Broward Cultural Division manages the application process. An Artist Selection Panel will review the applications. This Panel includes a member of the Public Art & Design Committee, arts professionals, and an agency and community representative. The selection panel will review the applicants and select an artist on the basis of the excellence of past work of similar scope as demonstrated by the visuals and other submission materials. The Panel will also consider the range of versatility of past work, and appropriateness of the media in which the artist has demonstrated proficiency, as it relates to the scope of this project. Finalist Interviews will be conducted by telephone. The recommendation of the Artist Selection Panel will be reviewed and approved by the Public Art & Design Committee and the Broward Cultural Council.

Application Requirements
Applications must be submitted via the CaFÉ website at, and must include:

Letter of Interest – The letter should state interest in the project and outline prior public art experience of similar scope that is relevant to this project. Letter should confirm flexible schedule and availability in the spring of 2013.

Professional Résumé – Include public art commissions with contact information for project manager or program director and budget size of past projects.

Electronic Images – Artist must submit 10 digital images of completed public art projects. 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, location of artwork, project budget, image number and any other relevant information.

List of Professional References – Include name, title, phone number, email address and state how the references are familiar with your public art work. Minimum of five (5) references required.

NOTE: Hard copy materials will not be accepted for this Call to Artists. For technical support, contact: café

Application Deadline
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at midnight Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Contact: Claire Garrett, Public Art & Design Project Manager
Phone: (954) 357-7236

Public Art & Design Committee Members
Bonnie Barnett, Chair
Kona Gray, Howard Katz, Anthony Lauro, Kasama Polakit, Henning Haupt and Beth Ravitz

Broward Cultural Division
Jody Horne-Leshinsky, Interim Director

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 creation of commissioned 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 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 five Americans for the Arts Year in Review public art awards over the past ten years, an indicator of the program’s outstanding commitment in advancing art and design,” said Liesel Fenner ASLA, Manager of Public Art Network for Americans for the Arts. Broward County Public Art installations include works by: Alice Adams, Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, Carolyn Braaksma, Bill and Mary Buchen, Clyde Butcher, James Carpenter, Carl Cheng, Miles Coolidge, Dan Corson, Michele Oka Doner, George Gadson, Harries / Heder Collaborative, Duane Hanson, Chris Janney, Lorna Jordan, Larry Kirkland, Patricia Leighton, Gary Moore, Barbara Neijna, Jody Pinto, Ray Olivero, Beth Ravitz, Thomas Sayre, Martha Schwartz, Ned Smyth and Ritsuko Taho.

An artist selection panel is created for each project. The Selection Panel reviews applications and recommends artists to the Public Art & Design Committee. The Public Art & Design Committee is composed of seven Broward County citizens including artists, arts administrators, designers and urban planners appointed by the Broward Cultural Council. Upon recommendation by the Public Art & Design Committee, the Broward Cultural Council reviews and determines recommendations for the purchase of all artwork and artist services to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. For more information, go to

Broward County, Florida
Broward County, named after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, 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 410 square miles, 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 unincorporated areas as well as 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 major cruise ship terminals. 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

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