Call to Artists: Miami-Dade County Civil and Probate Courthouse- Miami, FL

  • Commissioning Entity

    Miami Dade County Art in Public Places

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Miami, Florida, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in county of installation

  • Contact Name

    Amanda Sanfilippo Long

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone


  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program and the Miami-Dade Internal Services Department request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to commission artworks for the new Civil and Probate Courthouse of Miami-Dade County. The selected artists will design unique artworks that will contribute to the identity of this facility and engage employees, visitors and passersby in unexpected and delightful ways.

    The new Miami-Dade County Civil and Probate Courthouse is a public / private development in Miami’s downtown that will serve the Civil and Probate Divisions of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, the Clerk of Courts and other related Court Partner, administrative services, court related programs, court support functions and facility management services. A very special project with great community significance, the new courthouse will functionally replace the existing iconic Miami-Dade County Courthouse which has been in service since the 1920s. The project includes twenty-four (24) floors, forty-six (46) finished jury courtrooms and one (1) additional shell space for an additional four (4) jury courtrooms including fifty nine (59) secure parking spaces.

    The courthouse shall be a significant landmark. Its architectural form shall balance expression of the authority and power of the law with a concern for the needs of the people who enter seeking justice. Its articulation shall balance tradition with a progressive spirit to uplift and inspire all those who enter. It is envisioned that public artwork commissions shall respond to the design principles of dignity, durability and accessibility. The selection of artworks shall consider not only physical durability, in terms of performance and maintenance but also their symbolic value, cultural associations, and, their local significance. Public artworks shall reinforce the image of the courts as an enduring, fundamental institution of our society.

    A courthouse is one of the most important and symbolic of public buildings. Courthouses represent the government of the people and the ideals of the Florida judicial system: the rule of law, equal justice and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Courthouses give tangible form to the community's respect for law and order. Courthouses also have great significance as a place of public service. Here disputes are resolved, and justice is pursued. It is here that important records are kept and made available for public use. It is here that elected judges and responsible citizens consider together the difficult questions of responsibility and equity.

    Please see commission portal link for renderings and descriptions of artwork locations, and find the application from linked here.