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KEY WEST, FL – RFP – City of Key West City Hall

In RFP on October 15, 2018 at 5:26 pm

The City of Key West invites artists to submit proposals for a site-specific public art work. The goal of the project is to place site specific artwork in the interior 1st floor lobby and hallways for the public, City staff and City Commissioners to enjoy, and to reflect the building’s importance to the City as a site that has educated its constituents and now as a community gathering place for good governance. Exterior artwork may be proposed at any of the specified targeted spaces including; the front retaining wall, the corner of White and Seminary Streets, or the butterfly memorial garden at the corner of United and Grinnell Streets. All exterior work must meet Historic Architectural Review Commission (HARC) guidelines for scale in the historic district, (for the specific type of proposed artwork). Artists may propose artwork for one of the targeted spaces or present a cohesive proposal for more than one space. All proposed artwork shall be original and site specific. The mission for the commissioned public art in the City of Key West is to enhance the character and identity of our island community through the aesthetic of public artworks.


BUDGET: The maximum art budget amount, inclusive of all costs for artists including installation, is $200,000 for this project.

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 28, 2018 by 3:00 P.M

QUESTIONS: All questions must be submitted in writing NO later than November 20, 2018: Elizabeth Young, Executive Director, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Administrator, City of Key West Art in Public Places,



PORTLAND, OR – RFQ – PDX International Airport Concourse E Extension

In RFQ on October 15, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Port of Portland invite artists/teams living in the U.S. and Canada to submit qualifications for two permanent suspended art installations as part of the Concourse E Extension at PDX International Airport.


BUDGET: The art budget is $600,000 for two suspended artworks by one artist/team. Project installation occurs early 2020.

DEADLINE: Monday, November 12, 2018 by 11:59PM Mountain Time.

QUESTIONS: Contact Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager, 503.823.4196


OKLAHOMA – RFQ – Maps3 Convention Center

In RFQ on October 11, 2018 at 8:17 pm

The City of Oklahoma City is seeking qualifications for artists for a public artwork for the new Oklahoma City Downtown Convention Center. Temporary displays, exhibits and concerts by local artists, designers and other creatives will be presented as stand-alone experiences and in conjunction with convention events for visitors and residents. The goal of this public art commission is to create a monumental public art experience to capture the grandeur of Oklahomans’ spirit and resources, in one or both of the glass-fronted atria. These atria create the grand entrance to the Convention Center. The City is seeking one artist or artists’ team, to address one or both sites within this expansive, glass fronted corridor with a 70’ clearance. The artist may possibly elect to impact the programmable exterior
lighting as part of their overall treatment.


BUDGET: $1,300,000

DEADLINE: November 7, 2018, 4pm (CST)

QUESTIONS: Robbie Kienzle, Arts Liaison & Program Planner,


CULVER CITY – RFP – Art Consultant for Temporary Art at City Hall

In RFP on September 27, 2018 at 4:45 pm

In conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of Culver City’s Art in Public Places Program, the City wishes to commission one or multiple dynamic temporary art installations for City Hall which are to remain on view for a period of 6 -12 months. To facilitate the commission of the artwork(s), the City is seeking a qualified art consultant who will be responsible for artist selection (via RFQ/RFP); coordinating review of artist submissions and installation/deinstallation of artwork(s) to ensure conformance with established budget and timeline. Target date for installation of artwork(s) shall be spring 2019.

ELIGIBILITY: Qualified art consultants are individuals who have experience with art commissions in conjunction with government (or public agency) percent for art programs. Candidates based in California will be given priority consideration.

BUDGET: Up to $50,000 is available for design, fabrication and installation of art; with an additional $9,000 (max.) to cover consultant’s costs in conjunction with this RFP.

DEADLINE: Monday, October 15, 2018 AT 5:00pm (PST)

QUESTIONS: Christine Byers, Cultural Affairs Coordinator, (310) 253-6003,


CULVER CITY – RFP – Art Consultant for Washington / National TOD Gateway

In RFP on September 24, 2018 at 11:32 pm

The City of Culver City (City), in partnership with CLPF – 8777 Washington, L.P. and Lowe (Project Partners), seeks a qualified art consultant for commission of permanent art at the intersection of Washington and National Boulevards with the goal of visually unifying the intersection’s four corners and creating a gateway for Culver City. Potential sites for art exist on all four corners, including a triangular parkette on the south side of the intersection, adjacent to the elevated Metro Expo Line.

ELIGIBILITY: Qualified art consultants are individuals who have completed commissions in conjunction with government (or public agency) percent for art programs. Candidates based in California who have completed projects relating to the built environment within Los Angeles County will be given priority consideration.

BUDGET: The total project budget is currently just over $1 million; up to $50,000 available to cover art consultant services.

DEADLINE: Monday, October 8, 2018 – 5:00 PM (PST)

QUESTIONS: Christine Byers, Cultural Affairs Coordinator, (310) 253-6003 (direct),


SAN DIEGO – Salary Position – Arts Management Associates

In Salary Position on September 21, 2018 at 8:50 pm

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture seeking applications for Arts Management Associate positions. Arts Management Associate positions perform a variety of arts administration duties associated with performing arts center management, public art project management, and arts and culture funding program management; draft funding proposals or requests for proposals; conduct studies; respond and resolve customer concerns; plan and coordinate special events and perform a variety of arts administration and project management duties; coordinate community participation and visual/performing artist selection processes; prepare and negotiate contracts with visual/performing artists; oversee the fabrication and installation of commissioned artwork; serve as a liaison with visual/performing artists, architects, engineers, other City departments and community groups; oversee maintenance of City-owned artwork; manage databases; draft press releases and public service announcements; process incoming applications or project proposals for panel review; analyze data and draft management reports; make public presentations and prepare informational materials regarding programs; process incoming applications or project proposals for panel review; prepare, track and analyze budgets; and perform other duties as assigned.

ELIGIBILITY: See website for eligibility requirements

SALARY: $55,848.00 – $67,496.00 Annually

DEADLINE: October 8, 2018


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Zev Yaroslavsky Family Center

In RFQ on September 18, 2018 at 8:19 pm

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program seeks an artist or artist team to create a large scale, interior artwork for the Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center. The Center is a community-based, integrated service, multi-agency facility that allows for seamless delivery of health and human services. It provides essential assessments, services, and referrals linked to a range of County and community resources that are family-focused, culturally sensitive, responsive, and accessible. Civic Art is an essential element of the vision and implementation of the Center. The artwork will resonate with the facility’s patients, visitors, and staff, and reflect the Center’s purpose, which is to bring together multiple family agencies under one roof to foster collaboration and ease of client experience.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to professional artists residing or working within the United States that have had experience with large scale projects.

BUDGET: The all-inclusive artwork budget is approximately $92,000.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2018 5:00 PM (PST)

QUESTIONS: Iris Anna Regn, Civic Art Project Manager,


PALO ALTO – RFQ – 2018/20 Prequalified Artist Pool

In RFQ on September 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm

The City of Palo Alto’s Public Art Program invites artists and artist teams working in a variety of media and artistic approaches to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a 2018/20 Prequalified Artist Pool for upcoming public art opportunities. A list of eligible artists selected for the Prequalified Pool will be used by the Palo Alto Public Art Program staff who will recommend appropriate applicants for a range of permanent and temporary public art projects. Inclusion in the Prequalified Artist Pool does not guarantee selection for any projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists may submit existing artworks for consideration for temporary display in the City. Social practice and performance artists are also welcome to apply for temporary public art initiatives. Artists invited to be part of the Prequalifed Pool will be selected based on appropriateness of their previous experience and artistic excellence.

BUDGET: Budgets for permanently sited work range from $15,000 – $600,000. Temporary public art budgets vary depending on the individual opportunity and may range from $3,000 – $50,000. The project budgets are inclusive of artist fees, design fees, fabrication, installation, and insurance provisions.

DEADLINE: September 23, 2018 at 11:59pm (PST)



LOS ANGELES – RFP – Creative Catalyst Program

In RFP on September 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs Grants Administrative Division invites experienced and innovative artists, curators, architects or persons with a similar skill set in creative production and community organizing to submit proposals to the Creative Catalyst Program. This program is in its second year and is a collaboration between the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to place innovation-minded citizen in residence at DOT for contractual employment for two years, to develop ideas, spark culture change, and produce creative interventions related to Vision Zero, a city initiative to reduce and eliminate traffic fatalities by 2025.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must live in Los Angeles County

BUDGET: The select applicant will be contracted by DCA and receive a $52,000 stipend over a 12-month period. If all parties are satisfied, the 12-month contract will be extended for another 12-months. The proposed time frame for the proposed job is December 2018 to December 2019.

DEADLINE: September 28, 2018, 5:00 PM (PST)


SANTA ROSA – RFP – Fire Response Temporary Public Art Projects

In RFP on September 6, 2018 at 11:36 pm

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or artist team to create and install temporary art installations addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. In proximity to the one-year anniversary of the wildfires, this funding is to support artists to produce and present community-based projects in response to the fires that activate public spaces. Projects must be temporary installations that are in public places or within public view for as little as one day or up to 3 months. This is the first round of this opportunity and includes a fast-paced timeline to allow for projects around the first anniversary of the fires. Round Two will be published next year and will include more lead time for additional projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists or artist teams must live in California.

BUDGET: Applicants may request up to $4,000. This should be inclusive of artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, including engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation of the artwork, insurance, and all other project related expenses.

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