City Releases Request for Proposals for Police Department Public Art Project

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The city of St. Pete, through the Police Department Public Art Project Committee, seeks to commission an artist or a team of artists to design, construct and install a piece for SPPD’s new headquarters. Artists will be able to submit proposals for an exterior art concept as well as an interior art project.

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RFP for sculptures, statues and more

The exterior structure or sculpture will be located outside the main public entrance to the complex, which will be visible to pedestrian traffic. The second area is located with the two-story glass enclosed atrium and can support one or more free standing or hanging art concepts.

Mediums can include canvas, glass, fabric, metal, synthetic materials or any other materials. The city notes that lighting may be a component of or incorporated into the design.

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Total project budget is $380,000

The total public art budget allocated for the art project(s) on the exterior and interior is $380,000. In the event there are two separate projects, $130,000 has been allocated for area 1 (exterior), and $250,000 has been allocated for area 2 (interior). These allocations are inclusive of ALL costs for the final installed artwork, including but not limited to Artist design and engineering fees, fabrication, shipping, installation,  travel, hotel, transportation, mileage, and insurance.

Construction on the new $85 million, 168,000 SF complex in the EDGE District began in the spring of this year. It should be complete in early 2019, with full occupancy by March 2019. The structure is designed to withstand 195 mph winds. The 6+ acre site also features a 321 car, four-level parking facility with solar panels on the roof.

The design by Harvard Jolly Architecture, Ajax Building Corporation is meant to fit the aesthetic of the booming EDGE District.

View the full RFP and apply online.



Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.