Call for Public Art – History & Culture Trail Project in Tallahassee, Florida

  • Commissioning Entity: The Council on Culture & Arts (COCA)
  • Budget: $150000
  • Open Date: 12/01/2021
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 01/31/2022

Brief Description

In partnership with the City of Tallahassee and Leon County’s Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, The Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) seeks public art proposals that celebrate the rich history and culture of the areas surrounding the Capital Cascades Trail and FAMU Way Extension projects.

There are five artwork sites along the trail, each with a corresponding theme. Submitted works will be judged on creativity and responsiveness to the artwork themes.

The proposed artworks should:

  • Highlight the history of the Tallahassee African-American community who has historically called the Project area home, as well as the significant history of FAMU
  • Improve civic engagement, enhance civil discourse, and encourage thoughtful and meaningful dialogue among people regarding the story of the surrounding communities
  • Enhance the tolerance, diversity, and understanding of our communal history
  • Add cultural value by communicating Tallahassee’s unique identity, social value by engaging opportunities for interaction and self-reflection

COCA will manage the submission and selection process and convene a panel who will select artworks for installation. Preliminary selection will occur by this panel, and final selection will be determined by the Intergovernmental Agency Board. Select artists will receive a lump sum award for design, materials, fabrication, and installation. Selected artworks will be incorporated into the project and permanently displayed along the Capital Cascades Trail on FAMU Way. Deadline for application has been extended to Jan. 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm