Public Art benches in the Marathon Courtyard Courthouse, by artist Colin Selig 

2020 Call to Visual Artists: Request for Qualifications – Art in Public Places 

The Monroe County Art in Public Places Committee and Florida Keys Council of the Arts have a call to visual artists to become qualified as public artists. The Monroe County Art in Public Places Ordinance mandates that one percent (1%) of new County building construction costing a minimum of $500,000 and renovations costing a minimum of $100,000 be set aside to fund this program. The AIPP Committee reviews and recommends projects to the Board of County Commissioners, and is responsible for the commission and purchase of art.

The application and information is available on the homepage of the Arts Council website, www.keysarts.com. Application requirements include an Artist Statement, current resume, 5 to 10 images of recent artwork application and a cover page. Please see application for further details on how to complete the application.

The deadline for applications is Thursday; September 3rd, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Applications must be electronically submitted (emailed) to the County’s Purchasing Department. Please DO NOT mail or attempt to deliver in-person any sealed application response. Mailed/delivered Application Proposals will not be considered.  Artists must meet the criteria in the initial application process to become qualified. Qualified artists will then be eligible to receive the Request for Proposals (RFP’s) issued by Monroe County for 5 years, as well as for the City of Key West’s Public Art Program.

Questions: please email director@keysarts.com or call Florida Keys Council of the Arts 305-295-4369