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SAN FRANCISCO – RFQ – SF Bart projects and Artist Pool

In RFQ on February 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is seeking artists for 5 projects, and an artist pool. The opportunities: 1. Market Street Canopies – Artists to design low relief element; 2. Lake Merritt Plaza/TOF – Artist as Design Team Member; 3. Walnut Creek Station – Artist as Design Team Member; 4. Concord Station – Artist as Design Team Member.

The Station projects each seek an artist to participate in community engagement and identify opportunities for art to be incorporated into elements of the station that as part of the planned renovation or new construction. Artists can also apply solely for a pool of artist as design team member for future projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must reside in California

BUDGET: $20,000 – $40,000 per project (see RFQ for details)

DEADLINE: March 5, 2018 at 10 p.m. PST

QUESTIONS: Jennifer Easton, BART Art Program Manager, jeaston@bart.gov. No phone calls please.

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LA METRO – Salary Position – Creative Services Manager

In Salary Position on February 9, 2018 at 10:29 pm

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is seeking an experienced arts manager to join Metro’s vibrant Art and Design program. Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. A diverse range of site-specific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the quality of transit environments, creating a sense of place and strengthening ties with the communities we serve. Our multi-faceted program ranges from photography installations to onboard posters, mosaics and sculptures, workshops, art tours and live performances, as well as the monitoring, care and conservation of our expansive collection of public art and portable artworks.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have a BA and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience, including two years of supervisory experience in developing and implementing complex, highly visible public art projects. Experience working with artists, architects, engineers, contractors, and highly specialized fabricators on large scale projects in the public context, is strongly desired, as are community engagement, strong communication and project management skills. Preferred candidates must have a sophisticated knowledge of contemporary visual art and be able to interpret architectural drawings and specifications.

SALARY RANGE: $90,813 – $113,526 – $136,219

DEADLINE: February 20, 2018

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SACRAMENTO – RFQ – Sacramento Convention and Theater Complex

In RFQ on February 8, 2018 at 12:40 am

The City of Sacramento, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, a division of the City of Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services Department, invites Public Artists and Artists teams, as well as Studio Artists to submit their qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist database for public art opportunities for the Sacramento Convention Center and Community Theater sites. This list will be used to request proposals from artists to create permanently installed artwork at various sites throughout the Theater, the Convention Center, and the Plaza during the next three years. In addition, the Public Art Program reserves the rights to use this pre-qualified list to request proposals, commission or purchase existing work for other opportunities that might arise.

ELIGIBILITY: The project is open to experienced professional artists nationally and internationally.

BUDGET: The projected budget for the Convention and Theater Complex is estimated at $4 million for multiple projects, programming and inclusive of all artist’s fees and expenses for design, fabrication, transportation and installation.

DEADLINE: March 5, 2018, 5:00 pm (PST)

QUESTIONS: Lennée Eller, Metro Arts Manager, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Office, Leller@cityofsacramento.org or 916-808-8877

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