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SANTA MONICA – RFP – Outdoor Art Works

In RFP on August 13, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Gestalt Projects is seeking outdoor works for exhibition outside of their new high foot traffic location in Santa Monica during open hours for a two-three month period.


DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 15



REDWOOD CITY, CA – RFQ – First Responder Tribute

In RFQ on August 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm

The City of Redwood City, in partnership with the Port of Redwood City, and Sims Metal Management, is seeking proposals for a community-driven project to recognize First Responders within San Mateo County, who daily serve to protect the citizenry, and to memorialize those who have perished working tirelessly to safeguard lives and liberty. Importantly, this world class monument will honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Two artists will be selected to proceed to the RFP process (Request for Proposal). The two finalists will be notified by September 28, 2018. A key proponent of this proposed monument are two steel beams, approximately 20 feet long each, recovered from the World Trade Center to be used in their original form to honor and respect the memory of that day and all who perished.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to professional artists with experience working with substantial budgets ($50,000 and more).

BUDGET: The total budget, including the monument and place-making, may be up to $500,000 or more. This estimation includes the artist fee, design, labor, materials, fabrication, installation, landscaping, etc. It is envisioned that a majority of this budget estimate will come from private and non-profit donations, corporate sponsorships, and other outside funding sources.

DEADLINE: September 21, 2018

QUESTIONS: Chris Beth, PRCS Director,


SACRAMENTO, CA – RFQ – Public Art Consultant

In RFQ on August 13, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Rudolph & Sletten and Turner Construction Company are the design-build contracting entities for the new State of California O Street Office Building and new State of California Natural Resources Building respectively. Both teams are requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from individuals or firms (Applicants) for Art Consulting services for these two projects. One consultant will be selected to serve both projects but contracted independently with Rudolph & Sletten and Turner for each project.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be located in California and at least 5 years experience developing and implementing a public art program.

BUDGET: The budgeted cost of the State of California Natural Resources Building public art program, including art consulting services, artists’ fees, artwork fabrication, and installation is $1,967,000. The budgeted cost of the State of California O Street Office Building public art program, including art consulting services, artists’ fees, artwork fabrication, and installation is $850,000.

DEADLINE: Statements are due on/or before Friday August 31, 2018 at 4:00pm



PALO ALTO, CA – RFQ – 2018/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool

In RFQ on August 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program invites artists and artist teams working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a 2018/2020 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 will to recommend appropriate applicants for a range of permanent and temporary public art opportunities. Most public art commissions will be associated with municipal and private development projects as they arise throughout Palo Alto during the years 2018 – 2020.

ELIGIBILITY: The call is open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18 residing in the United States, as well as international artists obtaining a US work permit.

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

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



INGLEWOOD – RFP – Web Services for Public Art Education Website

In RFP on August 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm

The City of Inglewood seeks proposals from public art web designers or firms to provide technical and biannual updates of its public art education website The selected contractor will assess the existing site. recommend a work plan to implement updates of the web site pages and map and, on approval, perform the work plan. The selected contractor will be working with the City’s Public Art staff and coordinating with the Information Technology and Communications Department staff to implement the project. The selected firm will work in two phases: review the website and develop a work plan to update the website, create an enhanced downloadable map and, on written approval, implement the accepted proposal in beta then final mode. The City has allocated funding for a one year contract.

ELIGIBILITY: Digital art and web professionals in the Pacific Time Zone. The successful applicant will be offered a contract and must get a City of Inglewood Business Tax Identification at time of contracting.

BUDGET: $10,000 has been allocated for this work, although cost is not the primary factor in awarding the contract.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2018 5:00 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Helen Lessick, Inglewood Public Art,, Parks, Recreation and Library Services Office, 310-412-5870

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MANHATTAN BEACH – RFP – Utility Box Program

In RFP on August 8, 2018 at 11:58 pm

The Utility Box Beautification Project, is a public art program designed to transform common traffic control utility boxes into distinctive works of art, creating a more vibrant, attractive cityscape. This program is under the direction of City Council and is supervised and facilitated by the Cultural Arts Commission and City Staff. The program celebrates local artists and their artwork, acts as a deterrent to graffiti, and involves the City and County residents in contributing to the beautification of the city.

ELIGIBILITY: Only open to artists residing, working or attending classes in the Cities of Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach or Hermosa Beach are eligible.

BUDGET: Artists will be awarded a $500 stipend, this is inclusive of all artist fees, supplies, and time spent.

DEADLINE: rolling deadline/not defined

QUESTIONS: Cultural Arts Supervisor, Eilen R. Stewart,



PHOENIX, AZ – RFQ – Well Site Enhancement Projects Artist Pool

In RFQ on August 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from professional artists to collaborate with other design professionals to design aesthetic improvements to promote safety and security for multiple City of Phoenix Water Services Department well sites. Located in different residential neighborhoods throughout the city, the well sites are essential components of Phoenix’s drinking water delivery system. The projects offer artists in all media opportunities to work with the community to enhance the locations with landscaping, pathways, fencing, walls, gates, sculpture, shade, interpretive information and other improvements. Artists will be expected to collaborate on a design team other design professionals.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to professional artists with a variety of experience levels. Applicants to this RFQ may be considered for multiple City of Phoenix public art projects.

BUDGET: up to $35,000 (Design Only)

DEADLINE: Monday, August 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Romeo Rabusa, City of Phoenix Procurement Procurement Officer, Other questions related to the Office of Arts and Culture can be directed to Estrella Payton, Communications + Community Engagement Manager, 602-534-5084.


SAN ANTONIO, TX – RFQ -Tricentennial Artwork for San Pedro Creek Culture Park

In RFQ on July 31, 2018 at 9:06 pm

Bexar County has engaged the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) to assist them in selecting an artist for a commission to install a permanent public artwork at the newly opened San Pedro Creek Culture Park in downtown San Antonio, TX. The Tricentennial Artwork will serve as a signature work of art for the Park and commemorate the Tricentennial of Bexar County and the City of San Antonio.

The Tricentennial Artwork will engage the viewers in a thoughtful and celebratory way, and reflect the rich interweaving of cultures that define Bexar County and San Antonio. This artwork should emphasize the historic importance of San Pedro Creek and convey the story and culture of Bexar County and San Antonio. The site offers a unique opportunity to create a landmark for San Pedro Creek Culture Park.


BUDGET: $425,000

DEADLINE: 12:00PM (PST), August 30, 2018

QUESTIONS: Joe Kibe, Contract Officer, San Antonio River Authority, or 210-302-3277


MEMPHIS, TN – Salary Position – UrbanArt Commission Program Manager

In Salary Position on July 24, 2018 at 5:02 pm

UrbanArt Commission (UAC) is excited to add a new Program Manager to the team with a focus on curatorial, temporary and event-based public projects. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and Program Management team to engage stakeholders and support artists through the development of public art and programming. This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing management of the Moveable Collection, approximately ten temporary public art projects and events annually (such as the recent UAC Block Party), and new programs that will activate existing UAC project sites. Through the Moveable Collection, artworks by Memphis-based artists will be purchased and displayed in city facilities around Memphis. This portfolio of work aims to stimulate broader interest in public art across the city and to and provide greater opportunities for Memphis-based artists to participate in public art.

ELIGIBILITY: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Overall qualifications required include proven ability to work with a diverse range of people, personas and public interest.

TO APPLY: Salary range will be commensurate with years of experience and qualifications. Applicants should email a current resume including a letter of interest not to exceed 1 page and 3 professional references with the subject line “Program Manager application” to:


MEMPHIS, TN – RFQ – City of Memphis Cossitt Library

In RFQ on July 24, 2018 at 4:59 pm

UrbanArt Commission is partnering with the City of Memphis to produce a large sculpture that attracts and engages Memphians and visitors to the library. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will consider the mid-century architecture and history of the building; be durable to sustain interactive use; include a participatory element that visitors can look forward to, particularly families with children; welcome individuals to the library without being a barrier; incorporate functional elements such as seating into the design.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artist living and working in the United States. Memphis-based artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: $145,500

DEADLINE: Friday, August 24, 2018, 11:59 PM CST

QUESTIONS: Emily Rooker, Project Manager, 901.221.4077,