LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Professional Art Conservators

In RFQ on January 27, 2017 at 1:53 am

The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is the primary steward and agency responsible for the conservation, maintenance, and management of art and cultural assets acquired through its various programs. The City Art Collection contains more than 1,600 artworks—permanently sited and mobile, acquired through gifts, purchases, and long-term loans. The Public Works Improvements for Arts Program (PWIAP) is a City mandate that sets aside one-percent of the total cost of all construction, improvements, or renovation projects undertaken by the City for public art projects. Additionally, DCA is responsible for programming funds generated by the Arts Development Fee (ADF) Program for public art projects throughout the city.

The collection has grown to include murals, paintings, prints, sculpture; furniture, historical materials, ethnographic artifacts, architectural elements such as stained glass, or cast stone emblems; works on paper, and photographs that reflect the diversity of culture within Los Angeles. Most of the artworks are permanently-sited, integrated into the architecture and or free-standing.

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will enable DCA to create a Pre-Qualified list of up to twenty (20) conservators (including teams and/or firms) who demonstrate the professional capacity to advise on the maintenance of artworks, artifacts, and architectural elements, as well as conserve, examine, and provide preventative care treatments and recommendations for artworks.

ELIGIBILITY: Experienced conservators, teams or firms must demonstrate the vision, past experience and professional qualifications required to assess artwork; prepare treatment reports; clean artwork; and advise on the procedures on the conservation and maintenance of artworks and architectural enhancements as well as perform the outlined scope of services.

BUDGET: Project budgets will range from $1,000 to $200,000. Each budget will be all-inclusive, and must cover all expenses associated with the proposal development and the project execution.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Rochele Gomez, Arts Manager at or call DCA’s Public Art Division at 213 202-5544



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