Realize Bradenton – Call to Artists


Below you will find information about this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), including a link to a PDF containing detailed project information and submission instructions. Carefully read this entire webpage and the linked PDF before submitting your application or contacting the project manager.

Note: The submission deadline is Monday, July 16, 2018.


Realize Bradenton invites southwest Florida artists to design a public art postcard in downtown Bradenton in the Village of the Arts that interprets the history and vibrancy of the Village of the Arts. All 2D media are eligible. Designs will be digitized and produced in a ceramic panel for exterior installation.


Realize Bradenton (RB) is a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown area for residents, visitors, and businesses. Arts, culture, and heritage are key to RB’s activities., a responsive GPS-enabled website, offered by Realize Bradenton, showcases downtown assets with 60 artworks, 25 historical sites and, 145 places to eat, shop, stay, and play.

Of the 60 artworks, there are 14 public art “Postcards from the Friendly City” displayed on the Riverwalk and in central downtown at the South Florida Museum, Manatee Performing Arts Center, Historic Courthouse, and Old Main Street. These weather resistant, durable 3′ x 4′ public art postcards are fabricated on baked enamel and created by artists through the Public Art Process coordinated by RB.

Example of Existing Public Art Postcard
Example of Existing Public Art Postcard


RB will commission one public art postcard depicting the history, sights and vibrancy of the Village of the Arts. The staff of the Manatee County Historical Records Library will assist artists with research and documentation.

For more about the Village of the Arts, visit and see the link to a PDF below that contains a brief history of the Village of the Arts, prepared by Manatee County Historical Records Library.

The design style does not have to be historic or vintage. All artists’ styles and approaches to creating images will be considered. If not already digital, the finished art will be digitized by the selected artist and produced in a ceramic panel mounted on steel for exterior display.

The selected artist will be paid a design fee of $3,000.


  • Deadline is Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Click here for a PDF containing detailed project information and submission instructions regarding this RFQ
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  • Direct all inquiries to Jodi Carroll (
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