Call to Artists: City of Dunedin Fire Station 62

The City of Dunedin seeks proposals from artists, or teams of artists, qualified to complete an artwork project at Fire Station 62 on the campus of the new Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The City will select three artists or artist teams (the “semi-finalists”) who will present their proposals to the Project Subcommittee. The semi-finalists will be notified by 11/20/2020 by email.

Project Title: Fire Station 62 Public Art Project

Budget: $16,500.

Deadline for Submission: Received by Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 2pm EST

Eligibility: Open to qualified artists or artist teams who reside in the State of Florida.

Funding Partner: The funding partner is the City of Dunedin and the Fire Department

The City of Dunedin’s mission is to create a Community Partnership between the City Government and its residents, Dedicated to Quality Service to effectively, efficiently and equitably enhance the Quality of Life in Dunedin. Dunedin will continue to be a livable Coastal community
with a unique sense of place within the Tampa Bay metro area. Dunedin will continue to maximize our future by fostering innovative redevelopment, increasing citizen satisfaction, and preserving and enhancing our natural environment while retaining our small-town ambiance.

This project is located in Dunedin, Florida. Recognized statewide for its vibrant arts and culture scene, Dunedin maintains its small town charm with its population of approximately 37,000 residents. One of the oldest cities on the West Coast of Florida, Dunedin has a traditional main
street, wooded and subtropical setting and almost four miles of picturesque waterfront.

The mission of the Fire Department is to promote fire and health safety preparedness through
prevention and educational activities that will enhance the quality of life for all citizens and when
needed, make a rapid response to control and eliminate the emergency situation.

Art Project Overview:
The first step of this design competition will be the review of application materials with the intent of identifying three artists or artist teams and their concept ideas most favored by the Selection Panel. Following this initial selection process will be the further refinement of these concept ideas and presentations given by three selected artists (Artists will each be given a $500 honorarium to develop and present their proposals). The honorarium is not a part of the art budget listed above. The semi-finalists are responsible for transportation, lodging, and food costs when making the in-person presentation to the Selection Panel. Only one finalist will be offered this commission.

All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their submissions. Please do not call or email for an update on the status of the submission.
Location and Function: Station 62 is located at 2833 Belcher Road and was built in 199

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