Thursday, March 25, 2021

Public Art Call to Artists: Carnival Cruises Port Miami

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program and PortMiami partnered with Lemartec Design Build Team, inclusive of Architect of Record and Design Team Lead Perez and Perez Architects Planners, Carnival Cruise Lines with their design consultant Berenblum Busch Architects and others, request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to commission artworks for the renovation and new construction project at Terminal F, the new home of Carnival Cruise Lines. The selected artist(s) will design unique artwork(s) that will contribute to the identity of this facility and engage employees, visitors and passers-by in unexpected and delightful ways. DEADLINE: April 2, 2021. APPLY HERE.


Art in Public Places, a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, is responsible for the commission and purchase of artworks by contemporary artists in all media. One of the first public art programs in the country, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places was established in 1973 with the passage of an ordinance allocating 1.5% of capital costs of new local government buildings for the purchase or commission of artworks, educational programs and collection maintenance. The Art Trust Fund is administered by a County Commission-appointed citizens board, the Art in Public Places Trust, in consultation with its Professional Advisory Committee. For more information about the Art in Public Places Program and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs: / For questions about Art in Public Places, please contact Amanda Sanfilippo Long, Curator & Artist Manager at 305-375-5436. Visit the direct link to the Calls to Artists page of Art in Public Places Website here.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.

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