This call was brought to our attention by our good friend Naomi Ross. This is a pretty big-time call, look at that budget of $70,000! Definitely want to check this one out.
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Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places- Arcola Lakes Head Start Center
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REQUIREMENTS: Images: 10
Project: Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places (APP) / Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) / Internal Services Department (ISD)
Estimated Art Budget: $70,000
Location: 770 NW 83rd Street, Arcola Lakes, FL
Deadline: February 10, 2012
Eligibility: Open Call to Professional Artists residing in the Miami-Dade County. Applications from architects, landscape architects or other design professionals will not be considered unless included as part of an artist-led team.
The Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department (ISD), Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) and Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program request qualifications from professional artists to create a site specific installation for the Arcola Lakes Head Start Center. The selected artist will develop an innovative project that merges the public art component with LEED Innovation in Design educational credits.
Internal Services Department
Arcola Lakes Head Start Center
770 NW 83rd Street, Arcola Lakes, FL
The CAHSD Head Start/Early Head Start provides comprehensive child-development services for low-income children and families. The program is open to children from new born through age 5 and provides care and instruction in a classroom setting. The new 16,350 square-foot center will serve 120 preschoolers and employ about 12 teachers and teacher assistants. Modeled after other Head Start facilities, the center will have six classrooms, a conference room, a multi-purpose room, a parent room, offices, a clinic and a kitchen. A light-harvesting atrium will double as an educational rotunda, and programs at the new center will be offered at no cost.
The CAHSD Arcola Head Start building is currently registered for achieving Silver LEED certification with the US Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Some environmental and sustainable achievements include sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation in design. Artists may download the Environmental and Sustainable Achievements Fact Sheet for the CAHSD Arcola Head Start Facility by clicking the “View Site Details” tab above.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC ART
As part of its LEED initiative, the CAHSD Arcola Head Start will incorporate a â€œgreenâ€ building education program to educate students, employees and visitors to the Head Start Facility about the benefits of the building and green building in general. This project presents a unique opportunity for an artist to design the â€œgreenâ€ educational components, which will not only contribute to LEED certification points, but will add artistic dimension to throughout the facility. Artists will be challenged to create an artwork that will challenge children (ages pre-K) to think holistically and critically about green building, global environment and creating a sustainable future. The work should empower children to take small steps that can have a big collective impact on our environment, as well as reference â€œgreenâ€ methods used in the building the CAHSD facility.
Professional visual artists that demonstrate innovative, contemporary and creative approaches in addressing permanent, site specific works are encouraged to apply. The strength of the artist’s concept, design capabilities and established track record of museum/gallery exhibitions are the program’s highest priorities. Artworks commissioned by the Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Trust should add value to Miami-Dade Countyâ€™s public art collection, attract national attention, vitalize our Countyâ€™s visual signature, celebrate the diversity and heritage of Miami-Dade County, strengthen economic development and tourism, heighten civic identity, and enrich the spirit and pride of our citizens.
Miami-Dade employees, as well as selection panelists and panelistsâ€™ immediate family members, are excluded from participation in this public art project.
ESTIMATED ART BUDGET: $70,000
The artist is responsible for fully developing an artwork within the allocated budget which must be inclusive of design, engineering, fabrication, installation, and any other cost associated with the implementation of the art project.
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