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TORRANCE – Salary Position -Cultural Services Supervisor

In Salary Position on December 27, 2018 at 5:44 pm

Under the direction of a Division Manager, the Cultural Services Supervisor is responsible for supervising classes in visual and fine arts, performing arts, exercise, sports and martial arts at the Cultural Arts Center, amongst other duties.  Current offerings include classes in ceramics, jewelry making, painting, drawing, cartooning, mixed media and photography offered to all ages and levels of experience. The Supervisor will also supervise a Program Coordinator responsible for exercise, dance, and martial arts classes, and have liaison duties to several arts-related community groups. Additionally there may be opportunities to create programs with the Torrance Art Museum.

ELIGIBILITY: The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Museum Management, Public Administration, or Business Administration or a related field; At least two years of full-time equivalent experience working in a municipal or non-profit arts-related organization; Experience planning and managing classes and workshops in a community center setting; Supervisor experience; and more listed in the job spec.

SALARY: $26.69 – $33.29 Hourly

DEADLINE: January 11, 2019, 5:30 pm PST



HUNTINGTON BEACH – RFP – Public Art Master Plan

In RFP on December 11, 2018 at 12:59 am

The City of Huntington Beach is seeking proposals from experienced public art consulting firms or team of consultants to undertake the planning, outreach and execution to create its comprehensive public art master plan. The purpose of requested services is to provide suggested changes/revisions to the current developer based public art program and develop a public art master plan that will guide the process for public art programs. The plan should reflect Huntington Beach’s community identity and values, brand personality and unique sense of place.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to professional consultants.

DEADLINE: January 18, 2019, 4:00pm PST

QUESTIONS: Jennifer Anderson – 714-374-1569



In RFQ on December 11, 2018 at 12:56 am

The City of Tempe in partnership with the Boyer Company invites artists to submit qualifications to create permanent artwork within the IDEA Tempe Campus, and to provide masterplan art concepts for the overall campus. The campus is located immediately west of the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) and between Rio Salado Parkway and the Rio Salado Multi-use Path. The IDEA Tempe Campus is an Approximately 18 acre multi-phased development that is expected to include multiple office buildings, a hotel, parking structures and art related spaces that will complement the TCA. The development is focused on attracting new and existing companies to Tempe that are involved in all areas of technology. IDEA stands for Innovation, Discovery, Education and Arts. The Campus is focused on bringing these elements together in a way that creates an attractive work environment as well as an amenity for the Tempe community.

ELIGIBILITY: open to a professional artist or artist team residing and eligible to work in the United States. Artist must demonstrate experience in design, fabrication and installation, experience with creating public art masterplans, and have knowledge of durable materials appropriate to the Sonoran Desert climate.

BUDGET: $80,000

DEADLINE: Friday, January 4 (11:59 PM MST)

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Blume Rothman, Director of Public Art,, 480-350-2827


SAN PEDRO – RFP – Artist in Residence

In RFP on December 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm

The Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) Art Center Program was founded in 1968 to encourage, assist, and support personal artistic development for adults with developmental disabilities. The program provides programming five days a week with professional art instructors in a variety of mediums including fiber art, video and digital media, ceramics, printmaking, watercolor and acrylic paints. Artists in the program express themselves and build on their innate artistic abilities when attending the Art Center program. The ECF San Pedro Artist In Residency (AIR) program is a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to collaborate with Art Center artists and staff. In addition, AIR will provide thoughtful insight and encouragement to ECF artists.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists working in the following mediums are encouraged to apply:
performance, video, fabric and/or costume design, sound, installation.

DEADLINE: January 14, 2018, 8:00PM PST

QUESTIONS: Amelia Holzer,


SANTA PAULA – RFP – Art in Agriculture Residency

In RFP on December 4, 2018 at 4:10 pm

The Art in Agriculture Residency at the Santa Paula Art Museum is a program that allow artists to explore and understand part of the agricultural landscape of California. While the people and land of California grow a significant portion of the nation’s produce, California artists are often tucked into urban landscapes, with little access to this environment. The Santa Paula Art Museum, nestled in the Santa Clara River Valley, is providing a unique opportunity combine these two worlds.

ELIGIBILITY: This program is designed for career-level artists looking to explore new concepts and landscapes. Degree-seeking students are not eligible. Currently, the Art in Agriculture Residency is not a live-in program. It is designed for artists living in the surrounding Los Angeles or Ventura counties or an artist who will be available to provide their own living quarters in the region for the entirety of the program. While we value environmentally friendly lifestyles, we acknowledge that mass transit does not reach all of the areas of our community. Self-provided access to transportation will be important for artists wanting to explore.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019



SANTA MONICA – RFP – Collections Management Consultant

In RFP on December 4, 2018 at 3:41 pm

The City of Santa Monica, is inviting proposals from qualified persons or firms interested in providing collection management services for the City’s Public Art and Portable Collections. The City currently has over 200 artworks that are included in its permanent and portable collection. The Collections Management consultant will work with staff to oversee the care and maintenance of artworks and other objects spread throughout City facilities. The selected Collections Management consultant shall provide data entry and organization of information of artworks in the collection. This includes developing reports and presentations regarding the collection for Cultural Affairs staff, the Public Art Committee and Arts Commission.

ELIGIBILITY: Firm must have at least five years of experience working with artists, contractors and conservators.

DEADLINE: December 18, 2018, 5:00PM PST

QUESTIONS: Thomas Poon, Sr. Administrative Analyst,, (310) 458-8350


WASHINGTON STATE – RFQ – WSDOT Artist-in-Residence

In RFQ on November 29, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Washington will become the first state to embed a full-time artist in a statewide agency, bringing in a creative approach to advancing the agency’s goals like improving safety, reducing congestion, promoting economic vitality, supporting multimodal transportation systems, and creating healthier communities. With the support of ArtPlace America, Transportation for America (a program of Smart Growth America), and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are creating a new one-year artist-in-residence program, the first of its kind in the country.

ELIGIBILITY: This residency is open to artists 18 years of age or older who are eligible to work in the U.S. for the length of the residency. The AIR must be able to work in Olympia, WA for the duration of the residency. Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply, however, artists must have extensive experience with community engagement and collaboration as part of their practice.

BUDGET: The AIR will be provided a stipend of $40,000 for the year-long residency. An additional $25,000 will be designated towards project implementation.

DEADLINE: January 7, 2019

QUESTIONS:  Ben Stone, Director of Arts & Culture at Transportation for America and Smart Growth America at


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Little Tokyo Embedded Artist

In RFQ, Salary Position on November 28, 2018 at 10:01 pm

Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is exploring the intersection of arts and culture with community development. To this end, we are exploring deep partnerships with artists in non-traditional roles. Using innovative arts-based strategies and solutions to achieve our goals and strengthen cohesion among staff is an integral part of this exploration. This shift in organizational approach marks a vision that includes deeper collaborative work with local organizations, artists, and staff. The selected artist will help steward collaborative, interdepartmental processes that are focused on improving the ability of staff to respond to each other along with community needs, priorities, and desires. The selected artist will build on work that LTSC staff is conducting over the Fall of 2018 to develop priority action areas that cross departments. Planning (time commitment: 30 hrs/week from Jan-Feb 2019). Execution (time commitment: depends on degree of involvement in project – minimum 15-20 hrs/week March – December 2019).

ELIGIBILITY: We welcome both practicing artists and artists on hiatus from professional practice to apply for this position. However, applicants should ensure they can commit to LTSC for the duration of their employment.

BUDGET: $25-$30 per hour DOE

DEADLINE: Thursday, December 13, 2018



LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Little Tokyo Artist Residency

In RFQ on November 28, 2018 at 9:55 pm

The 2019 +LAB Artist Residency is a creative place-keeping residency that will focus on addressing the most recent cycle of displacement that is affecting Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. We are seeking community-engaged artists who will help LTSC successfully advocate for the responsible development of two highly contested parcels of land owned by the City of Los Angeles: First Street North (FSN) and the Mangrove block (Mangrove).  This year’s cohort of four artists will work together with Little Tokyo stakeholders and residents in a three-month immersive residency to create a project or projects based on this theme. Residency: June 1-August 31, 2019

ELIGIBILITY: Open to California Artists. Artists whose creative practice reflects a desire to work collaboratively or within a community context; reflects an awareness of culture, socio-economic and political paradigms; have a demonstrated interest in subject matter addressing either the history of Japanese American communities or other communities of color; and have experience in other communities facing displacement. Artists with experience in the ideas and practices of creative placemaking, social practice, public practice, or community-based arts will be the most successful candidates.

BUDGET: $4000 monthly stipend + up to $500 RT in-state travel + a project budget- up to $6500.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019 , 10:59 PST

QUESTIONS: 213-473-3029 or


SANTA MONICA – RFP – Annenberg Community Beach House 2019 Exhibitions

In RFP on November 28, 2018 at 9:44 pm

The City of Santa Monica is seeking exhibitions proposals for three exhibits to showcase the work of regional artists and artist groups – both emerging and established. This gallery program is designed to embolden and inspire Santa Monicans to see and hear art in new contexts that are fun, challenging, and provocative. The Annenberg Community Beach House will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019, as such, we encourage proposals to make a connection to the Beach House and higher order concepts of commemoration, shared memory, or celebration in unique or innovative ways.

ELIGIBILITY: Proposals for group exhibitions (with three or more artists) from emerging and established artists, photographers and artist groups/collectives, based in Southern California, will be considered. The exhibition display period is four (4) months, with the possibility of extension. Proposals for solo shows and/or from artists outside Southern California region will NOT be considered.

BUDGET: The selected curator(s) will be paid $1,500 curatorial honorarium for organizing and producing the exhibition and any exhibition-related programming.

DEADLINE: Monday, December 31st, 2018 by 10:59 PM PST

QUESTIONS: Email Chris Guerra,, with “Beach House gallery call – Question” in the subject line for any additional questions.