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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salary Position – Public Art Program Manager

In Salary Position on June 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Under the general direction of the Arts Council executive director (or other designated member of management), incumbent manages the city’s public art program, coordinates the work of the advisory body (Salt Lake Art Design Board), manages each public art project from initial development through installation, manages information regarding public art program, manages maintenance, inventory and related aspects of program, works with the community members and stakeholders, and works with artists and members of each project team. Incumbent exercises discretion and independent judgment to perform said duties.

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor’s degree in education, art, arts administration, communications or other related field, plus two years related paid professional experience in related field.  Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.

SALARY:   $45,614.00 – $62,213.00 annual salary

DEADLINE: June 28, 2018



SEATTLE, WA – Salary Position – Public Art Project Manager

In Salary Position on June 20, 2018 at 9:27 pm

4Culture is hiring a Public Art Project Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with exceptional organizational and communication skills and previous project management experience. The selected candidate will and join a nationally-recognized public art program with staff including a Director, a Senior Project Manager, a Collection Curator, a Program Assistant, and a Public Art Preparator.

ELIGIBILITY: BA or BFA in arts administration, art, art history, architecture, landscape architecture, construction management or a related field plus two years or more of experience in public art, community, or capital construction project coordination (or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and transferable skills) are the minimum requirements for this position.

SALARY: This position has a salary range of $60,940.33 to $77,517.64, includes a competitive package of comprehensive benefits, and is classified as Regular Full Time, Exempt.

DEADLINE: Monday, July 9, 2018, 5:00 pm PST (all submissions must be submitted via email).


PORTLAND, OR – Salary Position – Executive Director RACC

In Salary Position on June 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) oversees arts activity throughout the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. It was established as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1995, replacing a bureau that had been shared by the City of Portland and Multnomah County – the Metropolitan Arts Commission. Today, RACC serves the tri-county region of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties.

ELIGIBILITY: The Executive Director will be a passionate and accomplished executive with knowledge of the role of the arts in public and community life. Ideal candidates will have experience in arts administration, and relevant knowledge and expertise regarding the Arts in the Pacific Northwest and Portland, including a fluency with the region’s governance and politics, knowledge of major cultural institutions and arts organizations, and the ability to build meaningful relationships with arts and community leaders.

SALARY: The annual salary range for this role will be $160,000 -$190,000, depending on qualifications and experience. RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays and Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, and long-term disability and life insurance.

DEADLINE: Open until filled


WASHINGTON STATE – RFQ – ArtsWA Public Artist Roster

In RFQ on June 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm

The Washington State Arts Commission’s (ArtsWA) Art in Public Places program (AIPP) works with K-12 public schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies to obtain artwork for their campuses and buildings. The Public Artist Roster—a list of pre-qualified, professional artists—is the main tool for choosing artists to create artwork. We add artists to the Roster through the Public Artist Roster Call for Applications. Rostered artists serve 3-year terms.


DEADLINE: June 26, 2018 at 5:00pm PST

QUESTIONS: Deane Shellman at or 360-753-3894


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Port Spaces

In RFQ on June 14, 2018 at 11:16 pm

The Port of San Diego’s Waterfront Arts & Activation department seeks statements of qualifications from professional California and Baja California Artists for the upcoming public art installation series, Port Spaces. Selected Artists/Artist teams will contract directly with the Port of San Diego to create temporary, pop-up, site-specific artworks that focus on creative placemaking and interactive community.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must reside in San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, or Baja California, and be legally authorized to work in the U.S. This program seeks to engage artists working in a multitude of media, including film and video, performance, installation, sculpture, sound, painting, drawing, and more. Artists who submit should be comfortable working with the public; and public interaction should be a strong element of their artistic practice.

BUDGET: Budget and site of artwork will vary.

DEADLINE: Friday, July 27, 2018 5:00pm

QUESTIONS: Tara Centybear, Program Manager,


COACHELLA VALLEY – RFP – Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs

In RFP on June 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) has introduced Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs to provide a platform for new, unique, innovative, and publicly accessible arts-based initiatives to find funding and support. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for review by a panel of judges, who will select finalists to pitch their ideas at a live event in October 2018.

The judges will look for place-based initiatives delivered in the Coachella Valley that stimulate cultural tourism, address a concern of a particular community, and engage a broad cross-section of residents and visitors. They will also consider the qualifications of the applicant and the projected impacts and outcomes of the proposed initiative.

Initiatives can be a project, event, product, installation, or idea that is new, grounded in the arts, and has a strategic purpose. CDAC welcomes high-quality pitches from all artistic disciplines, both from individuals and groups of creative people, as well as from arts and culture organizations.

ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit organizations and Individual Artists with a non-profit fiscal sponsor.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2018


SANTA CLARITA – RFP – Canyon Country Public Art Project

In RFP on June 11, 2018 at 3:33 pm

In 1987, Canyon Country was one of four communities, with Valencia, Newhall, and Saugus, that merged to create the City of Santa Clarita. This project is intended to provide a civic art piece for the Canyon Country community which currently has an approximate population of 59,000 residents. In 2013, Fair Oaks Park, located at 17468 Honey Maple Street in Santa Clarita, California, was opened as part of a newly developed community of residencies. The park’s amenities include a basketball court, child play area, picnic tables, public restroom, and a sand volleyball court. One of the unique features of this park is the large grass field with trees planted throughout the area making it unusable for sports teams but ideal for picnicking, yoga, or finding a quiet retreat under one of the many growing trees. This park is frequented by families who enjoy the children’s playground, those who enjoy the running path, and others who stretch out in the grass field. The retreat like features of this park inspired the chosen theme of reflection, and all interpretations of, thoughtfulness, meditative, and the calm that comes with being in nature.


BUDGET: $25,000. Artist is responsible for all associated expenses related to design, fabrication, transportation, and installation. Please include a specific budget in your proposal.

DEADLINE: July 13, 2018

QUESTIONS: Katherine Cooksey,, 661.250.3777


HOLLISTER – RFQ – Artist Benches

In RFQ on May 31, 2018 at 9:34 pm

In 2017, the San Benito County Arts Council launched the Activate Dunne Park Project in partnership with the City of Hollister to revitalize Dunne Park in downtown Hollister. The project is part of a two-year initiative funded in part through the Creative California Communities Grant from the California Arts Council. Following several inter-departmental and neighborhood meetings, the Arts Council developed a list of infrastructural and programmatic priorities in an effort to activate and improve the park, which included more seating and shade, amongst other priorities. As part of this placemaking process, the Arts Council seeks to commission four artist-designed and produced benches that reflect the unique landscape and neighborhood surrounding Dunne Park in Hollister, CA, while building the park’s permanent assets and contributing to greater vibrancy, engagement and enjoyment within the park.

ELIGIBILITY: open call

BUDGET: Max $16,000.00 – Min $4,000.00

DEADLINE: June 29, 2018

QUESTIONS: Jennifer Laine,, 831-636-2787


PLEASANTON – RFP – Conservation and Maintenance Services

In RFP on May 3, 2018 at 11:35 pm

The City of Pleasanton seeks to enter into a contract with a qualified individual or business capable of working closely with the Community Services Manager, Civic Arts to plan and coordinate conservation and maintenance services for the City’s Public Art Collection.

DEADLINE: May 25, 2018 by 2:00pm PST

QUESTIONS: Michele Crose, Public Art Manager, 925-931-5347,


IRVINE – RFP – Great Park Neighborhoods

In RFP on May 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm

LeBasse Projects (LBP) is commissioning 8 site specific and permanent public sculptures for a community in Orange County, California. The sculptures will be a part of a community Art Walk and be integrated into the landscape and pathways. The project is helmed by FivePoint Communities, whose specialty is creating large mixed-use communities across California. Great Park Neighborhoods is an ever-growing collection of communities, each anchored by a uniquely designed park, which are shared by the residents of the greater neighborhood.

LBP is accepting proposals from artists who can create original artwork for these opportunities. The Art Walk will be one of the most prominent features of Great Park Neighborhoods, and will allow residents the opportunity to interact with many different artists and their work. The project calls for works of art that are unique, vibrant, and consistent with the goals and values of Great Park Neighborhoods. One of those goals is to foster a love of art within the growing community, and in doing so, increase public engagement with artists and their work across Orange County.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to artists with demonstrated experience

BUDGET: $30,000 – $50,000

DEADLINE: May 30th, 2018

QUESTIONS: Send submissions and any questions to