DATE: December 2, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky,
Broward County Cultural Division
The Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking a professional Florida artist(s) to participate in the Artist(s)-in-Residence Project at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The selected artist(s) shall document/narrate/depict the development and construction of the south runway and Terminal 4 expansion, and the transformation of the airport and surrounding areas through photography, painting, sculpture, installation, writing, video, or any other artistic form or combination of genres. The south runway is expected to be completed by September 2014. “This is the first time for an artist-in-residence program at the airport,” says Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design Project Manager. “This is a unique opportunity for an artist to explore new areas for collaboration and creativity, while documenting a construction project from concept through to completion.”
Throughout the residency, artist(s) will be expected to conduct outreach activities to interact with the public at the airport and openly communicate the development of the artwork. These activities may include exhibitions, demonstrations, or lectures. A temporary space in one of the terminals may be available to the artist(s) as a hub for the project. At the end of the residency, the artist(s) will have completed an artwork representing their residency, which will be installed at the airport and added to the airport’s permanent public art collection. The overall project budget for up to two residencies and artwork display systems is $75,000.
To see a full version of this Call, including the project description and submittal requirements, visit the Broward Cultural Division website.
The application deadline: December 7, 2012.
Today the airport features a total of 54 artworks located throughout the four terminals and the Rental Car Center that are highly varied in character, quality, expression and medium. These artworks represent roughly 23 percent of Broward County’s Public Art & Design collection, the highest concentration of artworks within a single site. Visit the Division website for a map and guide to airport art; or visit the ONLINE TOUR of the County’s entire public artwork collection.
“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 eight years an indicator of the program’s outstanding commitment in advancing art and design,” Liesel Fenner, ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), Public Art Program Manager, Americans for the Arts.
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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is located in South Florida in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Gold Coast. FLL is ranked 21st in the US in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers. With more than 600 flights a day, FLL offers non-stop service to more than 60 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America and Europe. In 2011, FLL served 19.7 million domestic and 3.6 million international travelers.