City of Milton - CUBE Public Art Contest
Public Art is seen as an amenity and quality of life investment for communities. Many communities dedicate resources and encourage art throughout their cities and towns for their residents and visitors to enjoy. Public art is a proven way to attract and retain visitors.
The "Milton Cubed" Public Art Project consists of an 8-foot wide by 8-foot tall, four (4) sided metal frame that can be wrapped in various materials to display public art. The installations are intended to be outside and can be erected, moved, and updated as deemed appropriate.
The Milton Cube constitutes a limited public forum opportunity provided by the City of Milton for the purpose of promoting public art and artistic messages. The City of Milton reserves the right to control the availability of the forum without regard to content of any work submitted, and may elect not to proceed with selection and/or installation of any work of art on the Milton Cube at its sole discretion.
All submissions shall display works of artistic merit suitable for display on public property according the purposes and standards set forth herein. Subject to the approval of City Council determining whether the submission meets these public goals, the content of the work submitted is otherwise entirely that of and determined by the applicant and not of or by the City of Milton.
2020 Theme: “Embrace Milton, Reject Racism”
Deadline for Submission, 2 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020
Submissions must be in 8.5 x 11, full color, high definition format. Submission must reflect the exact dimensions of one side of the cube, when installed. If selected, the artist will be commissioned to create and install the panel exactly as shown in the submission. A materials list must be provided. All materials proposed must of a type that can withstand the harsh southern environment and weather. A project cost must also be provided.
The selected artist will be recognized at the instillation site and may sign the panel. The artist signature must be shown in the submission. The City of Milton will own all rights to the work produced and may reproduce the image in anyway the City so chooses. The artist may, with written permission of the City, use the image in marketing/promotional printed or electronic media only. The City may choose to engage the artist, at the City’s sole discretion, to reproduce the image on the City’s behalf.
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian to sign the Liability and Publicity Release on their behalf as a condition of entry.
Artwork must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
Judging Criteria: Appropriateness of the entity to the contest theme, creativity, and originality; ability to effectively express meaning and uniqueness.
- Four (4) submissions per artist maximum.
- The overall size of the work must conform to the size of a panel on the Cube (8 ft. wide by 8 ft. tall). All art works must be scaled or scalable to that size.
- The artist’s submission must be one single work of art. That single work of art may consist of multiple components, but must form a coherent, conceptual whole.
- A single work of art may comprise multiple sides of the Cube, up to all four (4) sides, but the artist expressly understands if other works are selected, a multi-sided work of art may not be selected.
- All submissions must conform to the standards of decency, norms and values of Milton, FL.
- The City of Milton may choose to include a tag line from the City if the creation and instillation is paid by the City or a City department.
- The City of Milton may engage the community in the selection process, but reserves the exclusive right to select the winning work(s) of art in its sole and absolute discretion.
- The City of Milton reserves the right to not proceed with selection and/or instillation of the work of art at its sole discretion.
- Once a work of art is selected by Council, no changes of any kind to the approved work of art are allowed.
- The work of art must be provided to the City in a High Definition (HD) format in one of the following formats – JPEG, PDF, EPS, AI, or PNG.
- The applicant’s submission must be original in content and not infringe upon any third party’s proprietary rights and must not violate any intellectual property laws. The submission cannot be identical to or a copy, reproduction, or only slightly altered version of someone else’s existing work. The applicant’s submission, and every single component of that submission, must be wholly owned by the applicant as of the date of submission, or satisfy the requirements of public domain or of fair use, which are the sole duty of the applicant to satisfy. Any application for submission of artwork for the cube must explicitly indemnify the City for any infringement of intellectual property or copyright. Upon notice of any infringement, the City may summarily remove the art from consideration, or from the Cube if installed, and without recourse by the applicant.
- Applicants prepare their submissions at their own cost and risk and the City of Milton will not be liable for any expenses incurred regardless of selections for display and regardless whether or how long any art may be displayed on the Cube.
Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
- Is sexually explicit or suggestive; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity.
- Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activity that may appear violent, unsafe, or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message.
- Is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group.
- Appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries.
- Defames, misrepresents, or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies.
- Contains any commercial message, trademarks, logos, image, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, other than as may be required by the City in these Guidelines.
- Contains any personal identification, such as personal names or e-mail addresses, other than the artist.
- Contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies, or other media), without permission; contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices or other indicia identifying any person or look-alikes, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or public or private figures, living or dead, without their express written permission;
- Communicated messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which the City wishes to associate and advocate.
- Violates any law.
The City reserves the right to include the City’s logo, and/or the logo of any City Department sponsoring the Cube. This logo and its placement will be included in the final work of art presented to and approved by Council.
The work of art approved will remain on display for a regular period of time and in rotation or periodic replacement to be determined by the City Council in consideration of fairness as to full duration of the program decided and the total number of submissions actually approved for potential display. The duration of any particular display is at the sole and absolute discretion of the City Council.
The winning entry will receive a $1,000 per Cube side for materials and supplies to create the work of art. Expenses will be on a reimbursement basis with valid receipts. Any costs above $1,000 will be the responsibility of the artist.
The City is not responsible for any damage, fading, vandalism, wear and tear or any other conditions which may harm the work of art. Replacement due to these conditions is the responsibility of the artist.
The City reserves the right to relocate the Cube, in its entirety, at any time, at the sole discretion of the City.
Each artist must sign a hold harmless agreement releasing the City from any liability associated with the artwork designed and installed.
Deadline for Submission, 2 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020
All submissions must be emailed to the City of Milton at: