December 2018:  Jury Phase: The Request for Qualifications, released in October 2018, received 119 applicants for this project.
The artwork selection jury has begun two rounds of voting to determine the top candidate.  This finalist will be hired to work directly with the Project Design Team to develop site-specific artwork for the exterior of this facility.  We anticipate the artwork design presentation to take place in the spring of 2019.  (Date TBD)

October 2018:  Applications Open:  An artists Request for Qualifications was released on the CAFE website (CallforEntry.org).

Project Overview: Request for Qualifications — Police Regional Training Institute
The cities of Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado seek submissions to select an artist/artist team to design art concepts for a Police Regional Training Institute.  This Request for Qualifications is a collaborative effort between both cities’ Art in Public Places programs.  The selected artist/artist team will work with the Project Design Team to develop concepts for site-specific artwork.  Artists/teams will be selected based on their qualifications and application materials.  The art project is estimated at $162,000.00  The deadline for submission is 11:59pm on Sunday, December 2, 2019.

Scope and Project Description
The Police Regional Training Institute will be located along Boyd Lake Avenue, near the Loveland/Fort Collins Airport.  Construction for this facility is expected to begin in January 2019, with a completion date of March 2020.  This facility will have little/no general public accessibility; however, it will be visible from the road.  The Police Regional Training Center envelops a 44.608 acre campus located within the Northern Colorado Regional Airport property, and shall include the construction of a 1.4 mile driving pursuit track, an indoor 50 yard shooting range, 400’x600’ skills/skid pad and auxiliary support infrastructure.

The selected artist/artist team will be paid an hourly rate to develop and attend Project Design Team meetings. The selected artist/artist team will identify the most appropriate and visible locations for their public art and develop artwork that:

  • is fabricated from durable outdoor material
  • is visible along Boyd Lake Avenue
  • enhances the overall aesthetics of the Police Regional Training Institute