RFP & Public Art

Sculptural Screening for Lift Stations – Phase 2

Entry Dates 8/8/21, 11:59 PM - 6/28/21, 12:00 AM 47 Days Left
Entry Fee? No
Contact Information

Pamela Zeljak, Civic Icon Arts

429 W Magnolia St

Leesburg Florida 34748 United States


The Leesburg Center for the Arts is placing a Request for Qualifications for Public Art Sculptural Screening at 4 sites. The budget for this project is $28,000. 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 $350 for conceptual designs. Commissioned artwork should reflect themes preselected by the community and the values and mission of the Leesburg Center for the Arts and the City of Leesburg. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply and must show appropriateness of previous work to the scope of the project.
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 street scape elements. The artwork should be unique, engaging for passersby, reflective of the themes preselected by the community, and not easily scaled. The screening will be placed in front of four separate Lift Stations. Each location requires a different size. Three of the screening panels will be placed in front of existing chain link fence enclosures. One will be stand alone. The screen panels are all 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.