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Closed - Court Services Mural

Gainesville, Florida

$30,000.00 + $150 Design Fee
600Sq Ft

Closed - Court Services Mural

$30,000.00 + $150 Design Fee
Property ID : CRT-M
Created: December 15, 2022 Last Update: January 15, 2023 Print
600Sq Ft

The Alachua County Arts Council (“the Committee”) invites artists or artist teams to respond to this Call to Artists for an indoor Court Services mural installation for the new Court Services building.


The mission of the County public arts program is “to enhance the quality of the visual environment in Alachua County, thereby adding to the quality of life and the level of citizen awareness of the importance of aesthetic experience in their everyday lives.”

The mission of Alachua County Court Services is “To promote justice, fairness, and equity while preserving public safety.”  Their Vision Statement is “We strive to remain professional, transparent, and responsive to our criminal justice partners and community stakeholders.”

The mural will be installed in coordination with the construction of the new Court Services building.  The construction should be complete in the spring of 2025.  The mural will be approximately 24’ high x 25’ wide and 18’ wide (due to the doorway).


This call is an open call to all artists and student artists who have prior experience with mural painting.


Submit 3 high-quality images (at least 600×900 pixels) showing your previous mural work. Submittals are due via Monochronicle ( by Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.


The budget for this project is $30,000, which includes, but is not limited to, artists’ fees, other consultants’ and subcontractors’ fees, insurance conforming to Alachua County Board of County Commissioners standards, engineering, materials fabrication, transportation, installation (including any site modification), and post-installation documentation.

Scope of Services / Project Details

The Evaluation Team will consist of a group of interested stakeholders and the Alachua County Arts Council.  This artwork will be an interior mural inspired by the Court Services mission listed above.  It will be installed in coordination with the construction of the new Court Services building.


Please review the score sheet prior to completing the proposal and note that some of the requirements must be met at a minimum level or the proposal will not be considered.

  1. A resume that includes your:
  • Name, address and contact information,
  • Credentials
  • Experience
  • Awards
  • Name and contact information of three (3) references who are prior clients (include the name of the project).

2. A total of three (3) digital photos of a completed mural. The photos should be of the same art installation, both close up and distant, showing details, height and different views of the work

Selection Process

The Evaluation Team will review the submittals and invite the top 2-3 artists to develop a conceptual sketch of the stained glass.  The selected artists will each be paid $150 for their sketches.   Sketches will be due within 30 calendar days of notification.  The sketches will then be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for the final selection of the artist who will be commissioned to complete the artwork.  The Commission may also choose to reject all submissions and re-advertise the Call to Artists.

Please review the scoring rubric below prior to completing your proposal.  All information must be provided in order to be considered complete.

Quality of Resume 0-10 points
Artist is an Alachua County Resident 10 point bonus added to the total
The likelihood that the artist can successfully complete the art with the available funding.  Have they finished past projects within budget? 0-15 points
Reference Check (case-by-case basis)
Maintenance requirements.  The permanence of the art in light of environmental site conditions.  Additional maintenance and how often? 0-10 points
The artistic quality of submitted materials 0-55 points
Creativity 0-10 points

More information is in the attached CTA file.



  • Deadline: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Eligibility: All artists with experience
  • Application: Submit 3 images (at least 600x900 pixels) showing your previous work.
Additional Information
Address: Gainesville, FL, USA
City: Gainesville
Area: Downtown
Zip: 32601
State: Florida
Country: United States

Agent Information

Alachua County Arts Council

  • Phone : (352) 538 8265
  • Email :

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