CITY OF LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Public Program Providers

In RFQ on December 4, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Developed by the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Division, & taking place for 1 month in summer 2016, CURRENT:LA is a biannual temporary public art initiative establishing a new paradigm for public art in LA that is transformative & contributes to creating social capital & public discourse on shared issues locally, nationally & globally. CURRENT:LA Water utilizes public sites in LA to present temporary public artworks & public programs on water & allied topics including infrastructure, drought, ecology & conservation. Through this RFQ, DCA seeks submissions from nonprofits, artists & artist teams interested in developing & executing free public programs offering LA’s diverse residents & visitors a range of opportunities for engagement with water-related issue(s) &/or the temporary public art projects commissioned from other artists as part of CURRENT:LA Water. Public programs may include pop-up programming such as workshops, discussions, screenings, mobile activities, performances, readings, speakers &/or symposia.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFQ is open to nonprofit organizations in any field, individual artists, and artist teams based in the County of Los Angeles.  Artist team members and project team member(s) for a nonprofit organization may not change prior to the execution of a commissioned public program. Nonprofit organizations, artists and artist teams pre-qualified for other DCA-administered public art opportunities, or active DCA grantees, are not prevented from responding to this RFQ. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible.

BUDGET: The maximum funding award for each commissioned public program will be $10,000. Funding awards will be based on all-inclusive public program budgets that cover all expenses including but not limited to program development, audience development and outreach, production and presentation, as well as any presentations, approvals, subcontracted services  and/or City permits that may be required.  Respondents selected through this RFQ will be eligible to receive, but are not guaranteed, funding awards for public programs to be presented as part of CURRENT:LA Water. CURRENT:LA Water is funded by DCA and Bloomberg Philanthropies through its Public Art Challenge initiative.

DEADLINE: Monday, December 14, 2015

QUESTIONS: Contact DCA’s Public Art Division: call 213-202-5544 or email Maryam Hosseinzadeh or Paul Pescador .



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