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Contact: Liz Young


2023 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 has 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. Artists that are approved through this process become eligible for 5 years to apply to all calls including upcoming projects; Key West International Airport Expansion, Monroe County Library Branch renovations and more.

The application and information are available on the homepage of the Arts Council website, 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. A workshop is available for interested artists to attend this Friday. January 20th at 4:00 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link, application, and more information is available on our website home page.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday; February 7, 2023 at 3:00 pm. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Monroe County Purchasing Department. 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 call Florida Keys Council of the Arts 305-295-4369