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Calling All Artists: Tangelo Park Wants You!

Selection Process Opens for Public Art

Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks one or more artists or artist team(s) to develop artwork for the Tangelo Park Community Center to be constructed in Orlando Florida. Tangelo Park is a historically Black community with a proud heritage.

The Tangelo Park Community Center is nestled into a mid-century modern neighborhood, located next to the Tangelo Park Elementary School with an adjoining outdoor recreation center. The site includes an indoor gymnasium and an outdoor pool that will be renovated. The newly constructed community center will feature a multipurpose meeting space, classrooms and offices, while the outdoor spaces will have solar gazebos for community use.

The center’s main function will be to provide County social service programs and recreation. The Tangelo Park Community Center is designed to be a multigenerational gathering space to foster community growth through activities and events such as family events, farmer’s markets, art shows and festivals. The Center is intended to be an extension of the home—a safe place for all to draw together and feel welcomed.

Possibilities for Public Art include, but are not limited to:

  • Art embedded in walls, floors or sidewalks
  • Free-standing sculpture
  • Kinetic sculpture
  • Mosaic
  • Mural


Orange County is a rapidly growing metropolitan area of more than one million residents that contains the City of Orlando and a dozen other municipalities.  We are a minority majority community with over 160 languages spoken in the public schools.  A recent study indicates that by 2030 Orlando may be the most diverse major metro area in the world. The county values innovation, collaboration and inclusion.

Site (Link to the Site Plan)

Possibilities for placement include: Art embedded in walls, floors or sidewalks. Art installed on the entrance wall. Sculptures or a sculpture garden on the front lawn or poolside. Murals in multipurpose room, gymnasium or poolside. Art that transitions from one space to another would be welcomed. Artist coordination with developer is required. Construction will begin in fall 2023, with the opening scheduled for summer 2024.

For site specific information, please contact


$29,100 has been approved for artwork.  The selected artist(s) or team(s) will be awarded a comprehensive contract (or contracts).  The artist will be responsible for artwork design, fabrication, materials, installation, insurance, travel, public presentations, meetings with Orange County staff as necessary, identification plaque, and all related incidental expenses.


This opportunity is open to professional artists working in any appropriate media.  Student artists may apply if they can secure an experienced public artist to serve as a mentor to oversee their work.

Selection Process

A selection panel consisting of the project manager, arts professionals, and community leaders will review artists’ qualifications.  Several artists will be selected to provide proposals and will be paid a stipend of $300 each for their proposal.  Final artist(s) selection will take place after review of the proposals.  The Arts & Cultural Affairs Director serves as the non-voting Chair of the Selection panel.

The Public Artist Selection Panel and Orange County reserve the right to reject any or all applications, proposals, applicants or projects, and to modify or terminate the application process or the selection process for any reason and without prior notice.

Selection Criteria

Artists will be evaluated on artistic excellence as evidenced by submitted materials; professional experience; compatibility with the architectural design, facility environment and values of the county and this particular community.

Submittal Requirements

  • Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs uses the CaFÉ online service for its public art selection process. The full application can be found at There is no charge for artists to register with CaFÉ. CALL LISTING URL
  • Experience with public art projects with a similar budget is not required but helpful.
  • Professional resume (teams must submit resumes for each member).
  • Letter of interest, outlining interest in the project and a preliminary statement of approach.
  • A minimum of one (1) image is required, and the maximum is 6. Images of finished works or conceptual drawings can be submitted. Provide additional information to assure the Selection Panel of ability to realize a public art project and that it will be completed and installed as designed.
  • Selected artist must complete W-2 and vendor registration and will receive payments by check.


  • Call Release:  Tuesday, February 16, 2022
  • Applications Due:  Sunday, March 27, 2022 (mid-night MT)
  • Finalists Selection:  Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Proposals Due:  Monday, May 30, 2022 (mid-night ET)
  • Proposal Review:  Wednesday, June 1, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance:  Friday June 3, 2022
  • Installation: Spring / Summer 2024

Tangelo Park Community Center Public Art—RFQ
5160 Pueblo Street, Orlando, FL 32819
Deadline:  March 27, 2022 (mid-night MT)
Request for Qualifications
Budget: $29,100


For further information, contact Dawn R. Knight, Public Art Coordinator, Arts & Cultural Affairs., 407-836-5540.

The mission of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs:  “To elevate Central Florida’s arts and culture to that befitting a diverse world-class community.”

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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