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In Uncategorized on December 30, 2019 at 8:06 pm

Comissioning Agency: Now Art LA

Title of Call to Artists: Inglewood | RFQ Announcement

Background: Now Art invites you to submit your Request for Qualifications (RFQ). This RFQ is open to artists and/or artist teams to submit qualifications for the design and implementation of a highly prominent, site-specific public artwork of original design at the Fairview Heights Apartments, a new transit-supportive development owned and managed by LINC-CORE Fairview Metro, LP. Learn more here:

Eligibility: California-based artists only.

Deadline: January 17th, 2020

Budget: Up to $200,000

Contact information: Sonia Yoon,


NEWPORT BEACH – RFP – Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2019 at 7:44 pm

Comissioning Agency: City of Newport Beach

Title: Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition

Background: The City of Newport Beach (City) is pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase V of its ongoing Invitational Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park.

Eligibility: Who is eligible for the commission? Any geographical limitations? Calls must be eligible to artists living and/or working in Southern California: Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions from anywhere in the world are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site. Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park.

One submission per artist – must be a completed work. There is no fee to enter.

Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, 11:59PM

Budget: Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. Honoraria will be determined by the Selection Committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, and size. And it shall be used to cover transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required,) any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and fees for on-site availability during installation and removal. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon signing the contract and the second half of the payment after de-installation.

Contact information: Nicholas Thurkettle, ArtsOC Program Coordinator at, or (714) 556-5160


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Admiral Boland Way Mural Project

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2019 at 5:19 pm

Background: Artists and artist teams are invited to submit qualifications to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority for consideration to create an original artwork design for the Admiral Boland Way Mural Project, to be sited along the San Diego International Airport’s interior roadway, adjacent to the Fixed Based Operator Building (FBO) and Wind Tunnel Building.

Opportunity Description: There is an opportunity to commission two Artists working in two-dimensional media including but not limited to painting, photography, graphic design, printmaking and drawing, to create original artwork designs to be reproduced as large-scale murals along the fence running parallel to the Wind Tunnel Building. The artwork design should add color and vibrancy to the site, and may include narrative or representational content or abstract elements distributed across the length of the mural. Content should be inspired by the airport site, and may reference the environmental conditions, culture and people, or histories of the region. Each mural will be 144’ wide by 6’ tall and will be on view for approximately 1 year.

Budget: The two selected Artist(s) will each be compensated in a total amount not to exceed $5,500 for the artist fee, final artwork design, and digital file preparation. The budget does not include printing and installation. The Arts Program staff will facilitate reproduction of the artwork imagery by a separate contractor on a durable material suitable for outdoor display. Finalists will be compensated a flat fee of $500 to develop their proposals.

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to both emerging and established professional, practicing Artists working in two-dimensional media including but not limited to painting, photography, graphic design, printmaking and drawing. Previous public art experience not required. San Diego-based artists are strongly encouraged to apply.


All Artists are required to submit their qualification at by Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Qualifications will not be accepted after the December 9, 2019, 11:59 p.m. deadline.


ROCHESTER – RFP – Rochester Contemporary Art Center Public Art

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2019 at 8:58 pm

Comissioning Agency: Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Title: Public Art – Special Request for Proposals

Background: Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (Anthony Museum) jointly present this special request for proposals as part of major women’s rights anniversaries being celebrated next year. 2020 marks the 200th birthday of human rights activist Susan B. Anthony and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. We seek proposals for a site-specific public art project that celebrates, acknowledges, and remembers these anniversaries, while also challenging audiences to think about voting and civic engagement. Proposals for works that prompt visitors to return multiple times to experience changes in the piece are encouraged. RoCo welcomes visual artists, sculptors, sound artists, performing artists, photographers, filmmakers, and others to submit a proposal.

Eligibility: This program is open to artists in the Greater Rochester area, New York artists, and national artists. Artists who have exhibited in other exhibitions at RoCo are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020, 2:00 PST

Budget: The total budget for the commissioned artwork is $3,000: 50% materials, 50% artist stipend.

Contact information: Bleu Cease, Executive Director/Curator, by email at, or by phone at (585) 461-2222


CULVER CITY – RFQ – Iconic Art Work at The Culver Steps

In Uncategorized on October 15, 2019 at 8:40 pm

Comissioning Agency: LeBasse Projects

Title: Iconic Art Work at The Culver Steps

Background: LeBasse Projects and Hackman Capital Partners seek one or more artist(s) or artist team to develop iconic and dynamic artwork for The Culver Steps

Eligibility: International

Deadline: October 30, 2019

Budget: The selected artist(s) or team will be awarded a comprehensive contract that will cover the monumental artwork design and engineering, fabrication, materials, installation, insurance, travel, meetings with staff as necessary, and all related incidental expenses.

Budget Range
$1.5-$2 million

Contact information: LeBasse Projects


LAGUNA NIGUEL – RFP – Public Art Sculpture

In Uncategorized on September 23, 2019 at 7:29 pm

Comissioning Agency: City of Laguna Niguel

Title of Call to Artists: Public Art Sculpture

Background: The City of Laguna Niguel has released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Design, Fabrication, and Installation of a Public Art Sculpture for the new Crown Valley Community Center, located at 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA. Currently, the Crown Valley Community Center is under construction with a tentative grand opening scheduled around May 2020. Once completed, the Public Art Sculpture will add to the prestige of the new building and engage the community in imaginative interaction and reflection.

The RFP Due Date to submit a proposal for a permanent, exterior Public Art Sculpture is November 4, 2019 at 3pm PST.

The City Council will award the project at the December 17, 2019 City Council Meeting. Installation of the Public Art Sculpture can begin in January 2020 (specific date TBD). Installation must be completed before April 1, 2020.

Eligibility: The competition is open to established professional artists with a strong preference for local artists from the City of Laguna Niguel, California. Only professional artists with reviewable portfolios are eligible to apply. Applicants with experience working on a permanent exterior art sculpture within a public process are preferred. Teams of artists and non-artists are allowed.

Artists are not limited to California only.

Deadline: Monday, November 4, 2019, 3pm PST

Budget: The total budget for the commissioned public art sculpture is $100,000 inclusive of all artist’s fees and expenses for design, fabrication, transportation and installation. Any cost related to submitting a proposal in response to the RFP is not reimbursable by the City of Laguna Niguel.

Contact information: Russell Narahara, Management Analyst by email at, or by phone at (949) 362-4313


BURBANK – RFQ – Burbank Arts Beautification Program

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Comissioning Agency: Burbank Cultural Arts Commission


Title: Burbank Arts Beautification Program

Background: The Burbank Arts Beautification Program is dedicated to exhibiting visual art outside the constraints of museums and galleries. To that end, various utility boxes throughout the City will be painted with original art inspired by the theme of “A World of Entertainment”. Artists will be selected through a competitive process.

Eligibility: Who is eligible for the commission? Any geographical limitations? Calls must be eligible to artists living and/or working in Southern California: Applications for the utility box beautification program is now open to all local Burbank and Southern California regional artists. High School students and above are welcome to submit applications for consideration. Artists may submit only one application for this project.

Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2019, 5:00 p. m.

Budget: The total budget for the commissioned artwork is $650 inclusive of all artist’s fees and expenses for design, fabrication, transportation and installation)

Contact information:
Doug Fowler
Recreation Coordinator
City of Burbank – Parks and Recreation Department
or by phone at (818) 238-5398


SANTA MONICA – RFP – 2020 Studio Residencies at the Camera Obscura Art Lab

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2019 at 11:41 pm

Background: Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, a division of the City of Santa Monica, seeks proposals from artists and artisans living in Los Angeles County for a fourteen-week studio residency at the Camera Obscura Art Lab in Palisades Park, Santa Monica.

The Studio Residency Program offers artists a glass-walled studio with a spectacular ocean view in an iconic midcentury park building overlooking the Santa Monica Pier, four blocks away from the terminus of the Expo line. The City seeks artists whose work offers opportunity for inspiring the public through example and instruction. All disciplines and mediums will be considered. Three terms are available; January 8 – April 15, 2020; April 22 – July 29, 2020, or August 5 – November 11, 2020. A stipend of $2,000 and use of the facility for a final exhibit/presentation is offered to the successful applicant(s).

Eligibility: Los Angeles County Residents

Deadline: Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 by 10:59 PM PT

Budget: $2000

Contact information: Naomi Okuyama, Cultural Affairs Supervisor,


SANTA MONICA – RFP – 2020 Group Exhibitions at Annenberg Community Beach House

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2019 at 11:39 pm

Background: 2020 Gallery Group Exhibitions – Call for Curator Proposals

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs (SMCA) presents a year-round series of temporary exhibitions at the Annenberg Community Beach House. These showcase the work of emerging and established Los Angeles County artists, providing visitors with fun, provocative, engaging works in an unexpected context.

SMCA welcomes proposals from curators for group exhibitions (of three or more artists), with emerging-to-established artists and artist groups. Curators and artists must be based in Los Angeles County. The 2020 theme of exhibitions in 2020 is “Activism” and the terms are January – April, May-August, or September – December 2020. A stipend of $1500 is offered to the successful applicant.

Eligibility: Los Angeles County Residents

Deadline: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 by 10:59 PM PT

Budget: $1500-$2200

Contact information: Naomi Okuyama, Cultural Affairs Supervisor,


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Performing Arts Residency Program

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2019 at 9:54 pm

Background: San Diego International Airport’s Performing Arts Program provides a unique platform to celebrate San Diego’s local culture and present the region’s diverse talent in dance, theater, live music, and more through an ongoing concert series, special event performances, and an bi-annual airport residency. The program enhances the airport environment and enriches the experience of airport visitors by providing unexpected encounters with arts programming.

SAN’s Arts Program launched its Performing Arts Residency Program in 2016. The residency cultivates the local performing arts community by inviting two artist groups/collectives to develop and perform new work over the course of five months that is inspired by and enlivens the airport environment.

Eligibility: Open to performing arts group working in all disciplines including but not limited to dance, music, theater, as well cross-disciplinary media including digital performance and projection.

Budget: A contract in the amount of $15,000 will be awarded for a five-month residency period. The selected artist groups/organizations will be required to be onsite at least twice per month and conduct at least one performance or workshop per month. Residents will work with the airport’s Arts Program staff to schedule all meetings, activities and engagement exercises necessary for the project development process. Each residency will commence with an initial site research and proposal development period and the selected artist groups/organizations will work with Arts Program staff to define subsequent performances.