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LOS ANGELES – RFP – Artist in Residence

In RFP on September 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm

The Artist in Residence RFP supports artists in providing community-based, participatory projects in self-selected non-arts venues throughout the City of Los Angeles in order to gather, connect, and inspire audiences with underserved or little exposure to artistic and cultural opportunities.  Residency projects engage participants in a series of artist-led workshops that are highly participatory and/or educational, and which match thoughtful and meaningful exchanges with appropriate audiences at host organizations in each City Council District.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must reside in Los Angeles County, must demonstrate at least 2-years of experiences, and propose a host organization.

BUDGET: Grants will be provided for up to 30 separate teaching artists. Fifteen grants of approximately $8,000 and fifteen additional grants of approximately $4,000.

DEADLINE: Workshop Assistance September – October 2017; Online Submission Deadline: October 27, 2017; Hard Copy Postmark by: Wednesday, November 31, 2017

QUESTIONS: (213) 202-5566, dca.grants@lacity.org

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LOS ANGELES – RFP – Exhibition proposals for Los Angeles International Airport

In RFP on September 18, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are seeking arts professionals to curate temporary exhibitions and installations at LAX as part of the LAWA Arts Exhibition Program. Through a variety of changing exhibitions and installations at LAX, the Arts Exhibition Program presents engaging artworks by artists from the Los Angeles region, one of the creative capitals of the world. For artists included in these exhibition projects, LAX functions as a cultural laboratory for creating distinctive and memorable art experiences for visitors. For millions of passengers each year, the Arts Exhibition Program provides access to diverse, contemporary artworks that reflect and celebrate the region’s creative caliber, while enhancing and humanizing their overall travel experience.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFP is open to applicants residing in the Southern California area, including the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura. Applicants with experience in curating site-specific exhibitions and/or installations are encouraged to apply. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: All exhibitions and installation projects commissioned for LAX through this RFP will include a curatorial budget that may range between $6,000 and $13,000. Budgets must be all-inclusive to cover all costs associated with each commissioned exhibition. Professional graphic design services for the signage and didactic material, in addition to professional art preparatory services for installation and de-installation of all exhibition projects, will be provided by the Arts Exhibition Program at no cost to the selected curator(s).

DEADLINE: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Ligeia Gorre (DCA) ligeia.gorre@lacity.org, 213.202.5544; OR Tim McGowan (LAWA) tmcgowan@lawa.org, 424.646.5312

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LOS ANGELES – RFP – Youth Short Film Festival and Artist in Residence Program Administration

In RFP on September 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) invites experienced arts organizations and/or partnerships to submit a proposal to administer the “Making Movies that Matter” Youth Short Film Festival and Artist-in-Residence Program. This unique arts education program offered through DCA and Council District 12, introduces students to the art of storytelling through digital film-making while providing critical mentoring and technical support to ensure participant efficacy and success.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFP is open to arts organizations and/or partnerships in the Southern California area, including the County of Los Angeles. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: The budget for this program is up to $135,000. The budget will be all-inclusive and must cover all expenses associated with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the project, any required presentations, approvals, and/or City permits, as well as the costs of fingerprinting and health screening of Artist-in-Residence candidates

DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

QUESTIONS: Rhonda Mitchell, DCA.PublicArt@lacity.org, 213.202.5544

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