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LOS ANGELES – RFP – Windows of Little Tokyo

In RFP on December 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm

Little Tokyo is a 133-year old Japanese American community, the second oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, one of three remaining historic Japantowns left in the nation, and one of the first fourteen CA Cultural Districts. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Little Tokyo Business Association in collaboration with Sustainable Little Tokyo invites artists deeply rooted in Little Tokyo to submit two-dimensional plans, sketches/drawings, images, or renderings as proposals for two art commissions that explores the past, present, and future of our community. Windows of Little Tokyo turns Little Tokyo into an outdoor art exhibition with 10-15 site-specific, two-dimensional artworks displayed on the windows of small businesses and institutions across the neighborhood. Windows of Little Tokyo will be displayed from April 14–October 13, 2018 (duration depends on each partnering site).


BUDGET: Selected artists will receive a $500 commission fee. Printing and installation will be handled by JACCC, LTBA, and SLT.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018




MANHATTAN BEACH – RFP – Sculpture Garden 2018

In RFP on December 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm

The City of Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Commission is seeking artwork for the Biennial Sculpture Garden Exhibition. Responding to the City Council’s work plan, the Sculpture Garden Program was originated in 2009 as a temporary outdoor exhibition. This program aims to increase interest in our community for public art and offer artists a unique opportunity to showcase their original sculptural work to the Manhattan Beach community and its thousands of visitors.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must live in California and be 18 years of age and over

BUDGET: 12,000.00 must include all aspects, design, fabrication, installation. Our public works department will supply crane and forklift services.

DEADLINE: March 2, 2018

QUESTIONS: Martin Betz,


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFQ – Creative Strategist Artist-in-Residence (AIR)

In RFQ on December 7, 2017 at 4:47 pm

AIR is a two-year artist-in-residence (AIR) that embeds an artist as creative strategist and art maker into Los Angeles County’s Vision Zero Initiative to raise awareness and address real life traffic safety issues by fostering community interaction as a bridge builder, seeking out the community’s creative spark in order to incubate and foster a diversity of creative solution, ideas as well as innovative artist-driven programming. The creative strategist will serve as an AIR and reside within the Department of Public Health (DPH) Policies for Liavable Active Communities and Environments program (PLACE) with a part-time commitment and flexible scheduling. The AIR will work collaboratively across County departments and staff.

ELIGIBILITY: AIR is open to professional artists who are residents of Los Angeles County and are available to participate onsite for a part-time flexible schedule in County offices in Koreatown and Alhambra as well as community locations in unincorporated LA County for the duration of the AIR.

BUDGET: Each year the artist will be given an all-inclusive budget of $35,000 per year for artist fees and travel/mileage/parking ($25,000) and all costs associated with the development and execution of community-specific engagement, activities and art making ($10,000).

DEADLINE: January 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM (PST)

QUESTIONS: Pauline Kanako Kamiyama, Deputy Director of Civic Art, (213) 202-5920,


SANTA MONICA – RFP – Studio Residencies at the Camera Obscura Art Lab

In RFP on December 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs seeks applications from artists and artisans for a fourteen-week studio residency at the Camera Obscura Art Lab in Palisades Park, Santa Monica. Residency terms are: April 25 – August 1, 2018 or August 8 – November 14, 2018, and up to two applicants will be chosen to fill each term. The Studio Residency Program offers artists a shared glass-walled studio with a spectacular ocean view in an iconic midcentury park building overlooking the Santa Monica Pier, four blocks from the terminus of the Expo line. The City seeks artists whose work offers opportunity for inspiring the public through example and instruction. All disciplines and mediums will be considered.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must live in Los Angeles County.

BUDGET: An honorarium of $2,000 and use of the facility for a final exhibit/presentation is offered to each successful applicant.

DEADLINE: January 10, 2018, received by 12:00pm PST

QUESTIONS: Naomi Okuyama, Cultural Affairs Supervisor at or (310) 458-2257


ORANGE COUNTY – RFQ – John Wayne Airport

In RFQ on December 2, 2017 at 12:02 am

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (JWA) invites artists or teams to submit qualifications for a design/fabrication opportunity for incorporation into an outdoor sculpture viewing plaza at Terminal C of JWA’s Thomas F. Riley Terminal. A single original piece of site-specific ground mounted artwork is being sought for purchase. The selected artwork will be located outside of Terminal C windows in the indoor pedestrian walkway between Terminals B and C and adjacent to the Departure Level sidewalk at Terminal C Valet Parking.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to artists living in the United States

BUDGET: To be determined

DEADLINE: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2018

QUESTIONS: Questions Submittal Deadline -No later than 4:00 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 submitted via Bid packet shall be available on


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFP – Part of the Solution: Yes to ADU

In RFP on November 29, 2017 at 12:23 am

The homeless population in Los Angeles County has increased at an alarming rate over the last five years. According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), steadily rising housing costs and stagnant incomes are the underlying cause, with the highest economic stress falling on renters. In 2016, in response to this humanitarian crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors launched the Homeless Initiative, a comprehensive plan that includes strategies to increase affordable housing through the development of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s.) Towards that goal, LA County is updating its ADU ordinance to address new opportunities for secondary units in single family lots for family use or rental.

As partners in the Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program, in collaboration with the Department of Regional Planning, the Community Development Corporation, and Chief Executive Office, is helping to promote the development of ADU’s. The creative community is invited to participate in this design competition to reimagine freestanding ADU’s in Los Angeles County. Part of the Solution: YES to ADU  encourages architects and designers to serve as creative strategists in service to the Homeless Initiative, promoting affordable housing with inspiring, tangible examples of freestanding ADU’s that the public can visualize in their yards and neighborhoods. Winning entries will be announced at an awards event and exhibition in March 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: The design competition is open to individuals or teams comprised of architects, engineers, designers, artists, and/or students enrolled in related programs. Whether participating as an individual or a team, at least one key member must reside, work, study, or teach in Los Angeles County. The competition is free of charge.

BUDGET: A First Prize will be awarded at $12,000. Two Second Prizes will be awarded at $6,000 each.

DEADLINE: January 5, 2018

QUESTIONS: Civic Art Project Manager, Iris Anna Regn,


SAN DIEGO – RFP – San Diego Botanic Gardens

In RFP on November 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Artists are invited to submit appropriate artwork(s) for the 2018/19 San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition. SDBG receives over 250,000 visitors each year. Over the years, the Sculpture Exhibition has grown in reputation as well as sales. Please note, SDBG will not approve sculptures that require a crane to install/de-install. SDBG staff will be available to assist with loading and transporting sculpture to locations, installation and de-installation. Installation is tentatively scheduled for early May 2018, the opening reception is in June (tbd), and de-installation is April, 2019.


BUDGET: None. Artist is to deliver, install and de-install. Up to two SDBG staff members are available to assist with installation and de-installation if needed. SDBG adds an additional 35% to your price as retail price (plus applicable tax). If your work sells, the artist is expected to provide a replacement piece to be installed immediately, similar in scale to the original, for the balance of the exhibition. SDBG provides insurance on all artworks up to $10,000 per artwork for the duration of the exhibition.

DEADLINE: January 19, 2018

QUESTIONS: Naomi Nussbaum, Curator,, (858) 204-2058


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Little Tokyo LAB Artist Residency

In RFQ on November 27, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Little Tokyo Service Center seeks creative artists whose artistic practice reflects a desire to work collaboratively or within a community context; reflects an awareness of culture, socio-economic and political paradigms; has a demonstrated interest in subject matter addressing the history of Japanese American communities; and is willing to be engaged with the residency program through their art making disciplines including: social and civic practice; sculpture and installation; visual art; photography, video or media; design; creative writing; movement and dance; music or performance traditions. Little Tokyo Service Center, a Community Development Corporation in Los Angeles, California, presents the +LAB Artist Residency Program, which seeks 4 artists for a three-month community based residency May 1 through July 31, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: Must live and work in California, be at least 21 years of age by application deadline, not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program, able to participate in the residency for the full three month period, agree to live for the three month residency session at the Hotel Daimaru, and CV should demonstrate working professionally for at least five years.

BUDGET: $4000 monthly stipend, up to $500 RT in-state travel, up to $8000 project budget

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

QUESTIONS: or 213-473-3029


AUBURN – RFP – Central Square Art Park Wall

In RFP on November 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

The Auburn Arts Commission (AAC) is dedicated to fostering and supporting visual and performing arts in Auburn. At the corner of High and Lewis Streets in the center of Downtown Auburn there is a small park with a large wall where we wish to install a unique, large scale, signature piece of original art work. The AAC is seeking proposals from artists interested in creating a signature 3-dimensional mural on a very visible wall in the heart of Downtown Auburn. The wall is in the Central Square Art Park, on the side of the Chamber of Commerce and Placer County Welcome Center building.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artist or team of artists interested in creating a mural with 3D elements, to be completed in spring 2018.

BUDGET: The project budget is not to exceed $15,000 for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget shall includethe artist(s) fee, supplies, travel‐related expenses, and all other associated costs.

DEADLINE: January 12, 2018



WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – 9×9 Mural (West Hollywood Park)

In RFP on November 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is seeking artist’s proposals for a
digital file of a 2D artwork (digital, photography, painting, etc.) in a square
format. The image will be printed on a vinyl material at 9×9 feet and
installed as a temporary mural in the West Hollywood Park’s 5-story Parking
Structure. The City will install the artwork. The artwork will remain on display
for approximately 12 months.

ELIGIBILITY: The Request for Qualifications is open to professional visual artists eligible to work in the United States. Prior experience in public art is not required.

BUDGET: The budget for the artist to provide the 9 x 9 foot vinyl banner with pockets is
$2,500. The project is intended to cover the cost of design + fabrication. The city
will cover the cost of the mural installation.

DEADLINE: December 13, 2017 at 5:00pm

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Ehemann, Public Art Coordinator,, 323-848-6846