Largest Public Art Project in Jville History Needs You

June 25, 2015 21 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

The Duval County Courthouse public art project is set to be one of the City’s most memorable permanent public art commissions in our history – with $866,000 allocated for public art from the construction budget as per the City of Jacksonville Art in Public Places Program ordinance. As the Art in Public Places Committee gears up to begin soliciting RFQs (Request for Qualifications) and the art selection process, the Cultural Council is seeking public input to help inform the process and shape the ultimate selection.



What:  Input sought for Duval County Courthouse public art project.
 
Who: The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville with the Art in Public Places Committee.
 
When
: Now through selection process period.

Why: This is a creative strategy to solicit public dialogue to encourage opportunities for community participation and involvement in the public art process; taking in to consideration the nature of the facility and the broad community it serves. General feedback on scope, scalability, style, materials and examples of other comparable public art projects are most helpful. The Art in Public Places Art Selection Panel will review and use this public guidance when jurying submitted RFQs.

Where: Online – public comment can be made on social media using #courthousepublicart and/or through email using courthousepublicart@culturalcouncil.org. Select comments will be curated for online viewing at www.culturalcouncil.org/courthousepublicart.
 
About the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
The Art in Public Places Program is administered by The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville on behalf of The City of Jacksonville.
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville champions the appreciation, relevance and expression of art and culture. The Council stewards the City of Jacksonville’s annual appropriation to the arts, contributes to economic vitality through art and culture initiatives, and leads advocacy efforts to demonstrate the impact and significance of culture in the community. The Cultural Council is sponsored in part by the City of Jacksonville, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Learn more at www.culturalcouncil.org. The Cultural Council is a 501(c)3 public charity as determined by the Internal Revenue Code.