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SAN DIEGO – RFP – Public Art Light Installation at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2019 at 11:48 pm

Background: The NTC Foundation is seeking interest from qualified Artists to “Illuminate the Night” with a temporary light installation that corresponds with longer nights between November and March.

An environmental, outdoor light installation either free standing, on
the ground, on rooftops, projected, in nearby trees, triggered by
movement or sound, or an “Instagram-able” background. No
installations in the fountain will be approved.

PUBLICITY: Participate in onsite and media promotions, including
First Fridays during the months of November and
December (Nov. 1st and Dec. 6th). Between the months of November and January the Rady Children’s Ice Rink will be in place and has an estimated attendance of 100,000 visitors.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will be reviewed by the NTC Foundation’s Art
in Public Places Committee. Liberty Station Community
Association will approve site logistics

Note: The installation is in the flight path to San Diego International
Airport so be mindful of not interfering with the flight path or FAA
regulations. You will work in conjunction with a structural engineer
for approval. Location will be dependent upon total electricity needed.

Eligibility: Artists located within Southern California who have experience in
creating temporary light installations are encouraged to submit a
proposal for consideration.

Deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5PM PST

Budget: $8,000 for the all-inclusive budget (design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, and de-installation).

Contact information: Kate Rubalcava, Director of Programs and Operations at 619-573-9300 or admin@ntcfoundation.org

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CITY OF LA QUINTA – RFQ – City of La Quinta Pre-Qualified Artist Program

In RFQ, Uncategorized on June 20, 2019 at 12:42 am

Background: The City of La Quinta’s Public Art Program seeks to establish a new pre-qualified list of emerging and established artist and artist teams working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its inaugural Pre-Qualified Artist List.

The City of La Quinta’s Public Art Program gives voice to the city’s creative spirit – shaping La Quinta’s visual identity, defining places that anchor the community, and contributing to the city’s evolution as a dynamic place. The program seeks to:
Enhance the quality of life of residents,
Support creative and professional growth of the arts community,
Support economic growth,
Enhance the experience visitors have of La Quinta, and
Promote authentic images of La Quinta as a unique place, community and destination.

PRE-QUALIFIED ARTIST LIST
The City of La Quinta Public Art Program Pre-Qualified Artist List is open to receive applications from established as well as emerging artists who are interested in being considered for public art projects. The list is used to streamline the selection process and opens up every two years for artists to submit their information. Once submitted, an artist will be able to remain on the eligibility list for five years before re-applying. As public art projects arise, artists will be pooled from the list and placed for review and consideration to the project. The City of La Quinta requests qualifications from professional visual artists or artist teams who live in the United States. Artists living within a 150-mile radius of La Quinta are strongly encouraged to apply.

The list will also be made publicly available, for consideration of other projects undertaken in the area.

Eligibility: This request for qualifications is open to established and emerging artists. All artist/teams, 18 years of age or older, of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, and physical ability are encouraged to apply. Members of a review panel, any City of La Quinta Council person or any Community Services Commissioner or members of their families, employees of the City of La Quinta or employees of any collaborating organizations shall be excluded from consideration.

Deadline: Rolling basis

Budget: N/A

Contact information: mail@lebasseprojects.com

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit the following in a SINGLE PDF.
Letter of Interest: briefly describe your interest and qualifications for this project and what unique attributes your work would bring to the City of La Quinta.

Current Resume with contact information: outline your experience as an artist.
Artist teams must submit a resume for each member.

Six (6) images of completed past artworks.
A document including for each image: title of work, dimensions, medium, year of completion, a brief description, and value or budget amount for works of art for insurance purposes.
Artist Teams : submit images of work that demonstrates a collaborative effort to create an artwork by all members of the team. In the Letter of Interest please state how the team has worked collaboratively in the past and what role each team member played. When applying as a team you are expected to accept a commission as a team throughout the two year term in the artist list. If your team dissolves, individuals will not be considered for commissions and each artist must re-apply individually.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Send PDF to mail@lebasseprojects.com

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CITY OF EL SEGUNDO – RFQ – Main/Imperial Entry Gateway

In RFQ, Uncategorized on June 14, 2019 at 9:20 pm

Background: The City of El Segundo is seeking a qualified Artist/Team to create an iconic Gateway Entry into El Segundo at the intersection of Main Street and Imperial Highway. The goal is to create entry improvements that reflect the character of El Segundo.

Eligibility: Any artist/architect/landscape architect working in California.

Deadline: July 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm

Budget: $150,000

Contact information: Christopher Hentzen, Park Superintendent
chentzen@elsegundo.org
310 524-2716

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LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Restorative Care Villages Civic Art Roster

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm

Background: The Department of Arts and Culture Art Civic Art Program (Civic Art) is inviting emerging and established professional artists residing or working within the United States to respond to this national RFQ.

This RFQ will establish a roster of Artists for all Restorative Care Villages for both purchases of existing artworks and site-specific commissioned artwork.

The County of Los Angeles is building four of the County’s first residential mental health and well-being campuses to address a continuum of needs for the population experiencing homelessness.

The Restorative Care Villages will provide a new kind of environment for this vulnerable population, one with a comprehensive, holistic approach to the interrelated and complex needs of homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, job training/housing, and medical co-morbidity.

The Restorative Care Villages are scheduled to open by Summer 2021. This Civic Art RFQ will establish a roster of artists for all Restorative Care Villages for both purchases of existing artworks and site-specific commissioned artwork. For commissioned artworks, this Restorative Care Villages Civic Art Roster will be used to select finalists for requests for proposals (RFPs) to be issued in Summer 2019.

Eligibility: This RFQ is open to emerging and established professional artists residing or working within the United States. Artists who have previous artwork in the County’s Civic Art Collection will be eligible if this project has a higher budget than their previously commissioned project, or if the artist has not completed a Civic Art project with the Department of Arts and Culture for five years.

Deadline: July 11, 2019, 5PM PST

Budget: Estimated artwork budgets will range from $75,000 – $350,000

Contact information: Iris Anna Regn, Civic Art Project Manager, at iregn@arts.lacounty.gov

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ORANGE COUNTY – RFQ – Santa Ana Veterans Village – Bicycle Rack Artwork Project

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2019 at 9:02 pm

Background: BICYCLE RACK at SANTA ANA VETERANS VILLAGE A housing project of JAMBOREE HOUSING CORPORATION.

An opportunity is open for artists to propose a work for permanent display at the Santa Ana Veterans Village (SAVV), a Permanent Supportive Housing development designed to provide critical shelter and services to homeless veterans navigating the transition off the streets. SAVV is now under construction by not-for-profit developer Jamboree Housing Corporation, and will open in Spring 2020.

Santa Ana Veterans Village desires to provide a welcoming, comfortable and healing environment for its residents and visitors, some of whom have experienced severe war-time trauma and its after-effects. Therefore, we are seeking artworks that are uplifting in spirit and that do not employ military imagery (as may be common in memorial settings) or that have the potential to be disturbing or to trigger distress.

Eligibility: Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit their qualifications, design concepts or existing artworks for consideration.

Deadline: July 15, 2019, 11:59pm PST

Budget: FEE: Not to exceed $15,000. Fee is to include design, review by a structural engineer, fabrication and delivery to site, preparation of a maintenance plan, cost of artist’s travel to site to oversee its installation by Jamboree’s contracted professional art installation subcontractor.

Final installed work becomes the property of Santa Ana Village LP.

Contact information:
Nicholas Thurkettle
Program Assistant
Arts Orange County
nthurkettle@artsoc.org

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ORANGE COUNTY – RFQ – Santa Ana Veterans Village – Courtyard Art Project

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2019 at 8:50 pm

Background: FREESTANDING ARTWORK FOR OUTDOOR COURTYARD at SANTA ANA VETERANS VILLAGE A housing project of JAMBOREE HOUSING CORPORATION.

An opportunity is open for artists to propose a work for permanent display at the Santa Ana Veterans Village (SAVV), a Permanent Supportive Housing development designed to provide critical shelter and services to homeless veterans navigating the transition off the streets. SAVV is now under construction by not-for-profit developer Jamboree Housing Corporation, and will open in Spring 2020.

Santa Ana Veterans Village desires to provide a welcoming, comfortable and healing environment for its residents and visitors, some of whom have experienced severe war-time trauma and its after-effects. Therefore, we are seeking artworks that are uplifting in spirit and that do not employ military imagery (as may be common in memorial settings) or that have the potential to be disturbing or to trigger distress.

Eligibility: Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit their qualifications, design concepts or existing artworks for consideration.

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2019

Budget: FEE: Not to exceed $80,000. Fee is to include design, review by a structural engineer, fabrication and delivery to site, preparation of a maintenance plan, cost of artist’s travel to site to oversee its installation by Jamboree’s contracted professional art installation subcontractor.

Final installed work becomes the property of Santa Ana Village LP.

Contact information:
Nicholas Thurkettle
Program Assistant
Arts Orange County
nthurkettle@artsoc.org

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SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Mira Mesa Community Park Public Art Project

In RFQ on May 17, 2019 at 6:10 pm

Description: The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Mira Mesa Community Park Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artwork and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.

Eligibility: Any artist or artist team legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Deadline: 06/20/2019 4:00 PM PST

Budget: $400,000

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LOS ANGELES – RFP – Embed the Arts in Client Reentry

In RFP on May 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm

OVERVIEW

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC), the Los Angeles County Probation Department (Probation), and the Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) seek an artist or organization to establish an arts-focused approach to client care by working with clients, county staff and the community-based organizations co-located in the Reentry Center of the new Probation office at 3965 South Vermont Avenue.

GOALS

The Los Angeles County Probation Department will open an area office at 3965 South Vermont Avenue in June 2019. A new community Reentry Center will be located on the third floor of the building and operated in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry. The center will provide services to those who are on adult felony probation, their families and the community. LACAC, Probation, and ODR seek an artist or non-profit organization to be physically located at the Reentry Center as a long-term strategy for embedding the arts into client healing, socioemotional development, job skills training, and family reunification. Most art instruction workshops, rehearsals and performances/ exhibitions for clients will be coordinated by the artist or organization and will take place on dates and times as determined by the collective which could include evenings and weekends. Some instruction may take place Monday-Friday during office hours (8am-5pm) as appropriate within the shared 3rd floor open floorplan.

ELIGIBILITY

This residency is open to artists or organizations based in Los Angeles County. The artist or organization must be available to be onsite at the Reentry Center on the 3rd floor of the new Probation office at 3965 South Vermont Avenue on a part-time flexible schedule , including evenings and weekends.

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SAN FRANCISO – Salary Position – Registrar, Civic Art Collection

In Salary Position on May 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm

The Civic Art Collection Registrar under direction of the Senior Registrar, Civic Art Collection and Public Art performs a wide variety of professional registration and administrative duties in support of the Arts Commission’s public art and collections management program.

Essential duties

  • Creates and maintains both digital (EmbARK database) and archival documentation for new works entering the collection, either through the Public Art Program, gifts or other means. Ensures proper documentation of all new work acquired by the Civic Art Collection. Receives, inspects, accessions, documents, labels and catalogs objects acquired for the collection. Completes condition reports, documents all materials, fabrication processes and maintenance requirements.
  • As a function of the accession process for new works being created for the Civic Art Collection, assist with the documentation of the work of artists fabricating, transporting and installing artwork. Help organize and maintain project related records as they transition from project managers to the collection archive.
  • Coordinates all aspects of outgoing and incoming loans as a part of the inter-office art loan program. Prepares loan agreements, receipts and condition reports. Oversees transit, installation and deinstallation of loaned works.
  • Primary point person regarding tracking and coordinating works in storage and manages storage billing accounts. Assists the Senior Registrar in facilitating the care and security of collections of art in storage. Oversees internal and external object movement, conducts periodic inventories of collection area, and maintains storage records.
  • Conducts research as necessary to determine the provenance of artworks in the collection where the city’s ownership or Arts Commission’s jurisdiction has not been clearly established. Researches the history of individual objects or sub-collections and provide written reports to the Director and Commission as requested. Assists the Senior Registrar with a high volume of public inquiry regarding objects in the collection.
  • Coordinates the preparation of bid documents, receipt of cost estimates for contracts and purchase orders for a wide variety of services, including but not limited to maintenance and conservation of artwork, framing, transit and storage of artwork, signage fabrication and installation, etc. Coordinates vendor set up processes and assists in making vendors compliant with a variety of City rules and regulations. Processes invoices and tracks budgets through the city’s proprietary financial services software, F$P.
  • Coordinates photography of recently completed Art Enrichment projects as well as existing works in the Civic Art Collection. Creates digital presentations utilizing relevant software programs and hardware. Converts slides, photographs and artwork into digital images suitable for inclusion in an image database or publication.
  • Every other month coordinates meeting of the Visual Arts Committee, a sub-committee of the Arts Commission. Prepares agenda, distributes and posts; produces meeting minutes, distributes and posts in accordance with Sunshine Ordinance. Works with project managers to obtain all staff reports and visual images and organize for meeting presentation.
  • Assists with the maintenance of the Civic Art Collection and Public Art Program website page. Updates site with new calls for RFPs for Conservators, Fine Arts Providers, or other related services. Posts notices of public meetings, and posts other materials and information as requested. Assists with the maintenance of the Civic Art Collection online database (EmbARK Kiosk) and its interface with the website.
  • Manages artwork signage for the program including coordinating design, fabrication, overseeing installation and ensuring quality and consistency of interpretive text.
  • May supervise the work of subordinate personnel, interns and volunteers when required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of: basic principles and standards relevant to public sector art programs; principles and practices of professional art/artifact registration; collections management standards and procedures; principles and practices of museum records management; computerized registration methods and related data processing techniques; principles and procedures used to handle, inspect, label and store fragile objects of art and to protect art objects from environmental hazards; legal standards and law applicable to collections management; and a general knowledge of fields such as art and art history relative to the collection.
  • Ability to: implement modern business procedures and operate standard business machines; maintain detailed, complex records pertaining to the management, movement, exhibition, storage, and disposition of art objects; use a computer to input and maintain records and to produce reports and correspondence; prepare clear, accurate and understandable documents such as reports, memos, correspondence and statistical information; evaluate information, prioritize and organize multiple assignments and projects; speak in a clear, well-organized and concise manner in order to provide work-related information appropriate to the understanding of the listener; listen, ask relevant questions and effectively elicit information; deal tactfully and courteously with a variety of individuals and groups and establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, the general public, and representatives of other departments and organizations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, accounting, finance, economics, social sciences, education, or related field, or other areas closely related to art, art history, museum studies, arts administration or a closely related field.

Substitution: May substitute up to two (2) years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in program/office/operations management, budget development and/or administration, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • A basic understanding of the principles of racial equity, and experience applying an equity lens to your work;
  • Experience serving the public, particularly marginalized communities;
  • Experience working in government and navigating bureaucracy;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Adaptable and responsive to feedback with a passion for learning and working collaboratively;
  • 12 months (1 year) of verifiable art collection management/registration experience;
  • Excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite), and CRM/Salesforce experience a plus;
  • Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, arts administration or a closely related post-graduate program may substitute for one year of the required museum registration experience.

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SAN FRANCISCO – Salary Position – Public Art Project Manager

In Salary Position on May 14, 2019 at 8:12 pm

Job Description

The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking a Public Art Project Manager for an approximately two-year full-time position, with the possibility of a permanent position pending continued funding. The position will work in the agency offices located at 401 Van Ness, Suite 325, San Francisco, CA.

Under the direction of the Civic Art Collection Public Art Program Director, the Public Art Project Manager (PAPM) assists with the implementation of the City’s public art program and stewardship of the City’s Civic Art Collection. Under the supervision of the Senior Public Art Project Manager, the PAPM will manage approximately 15-20 permanent and temporary public art projects in various stages of development. Project budgets range from $50,000 to $1.4 million. Client departments include San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Fire Department, Municipal Transportation Agency, Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco Health Dept. and the Public Utilities Commission. The PAPM may also manage art maintenance and conservation projects for monuments, public sculpture and other artworks in the City’s Collection under the supervision of the Senior Registrar.

Essential duties

  • PROJECT PLANNING: Identify and meet with project stakeholders. Develop project objectives and parameters, including location and approach, and qualifications for artists. Establish project budgets and schedule.
  • PROJECT APPROVALS: Coordinate interface of art project with host agency and its consultants and contractors; represent the project to host agency and other city and governmental agencies for approvals as necessary, facilitate interface with Arts Commission and VAC at important project junctures.
  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Develop and implement community outreach and involvement plans for project; work with agency Public Relations Officer to develop public relations efforts and orchestrate events related to project promotion. Represent and present the project to community organizations and the general public.
  • ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS: Conduct the artist selection process, including establishing a pool of qualified panelists, writing and issuing Request for Qualifications, developing and implementing an outreach plan to inform artists of the opportunity, researching and recruiting qualified artists, scheduling and conducting the artist selection panel in accordance with PAP protocols.
  • CONTRACTING: Write, negotiate and administer all project contracts, ensuring that all artist/contractor responsibilities, deliverables, and milestones are met.
  • DESIGN DEVELOPMENT: Oversee development and implementation of artist’s proposal, ensuring that the artist’s design intent (as approved by the Commission) is met. Exercise aesthetic judgment as necessary.
  • PROJECT INTERFACE AND PROBLEM SOLVING: Coordinate the design and execution of the artist’s work with other city contractors, design team members as necessary. Assist the artist in finding qualified subcontractors as necessary. Anticipate and address possible problems or issues that may arise in course of the project to prevent future complications, and to use initiative, creativity and diplomacy to address and resolve any problems and conflicts that arise in the course of the project, either technical issues, or disagreements between the parties, problems with the interface between the project and the community to name a few.
  • CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AND CODE COMPLIANCE: Ensure the artist’s project is documented in all project design and construction documents; review all bid documents and specifications for full and correct documentation of the artwork into the construction documents and specifications; when necessary, consult with experts to ensure that artwork as designed fabricated and installed complies with building and fire codes and ADA requirements; is properly engineered, fabricated and installed by qualified licensed contractors.
  • BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL: Manage project budgets; approve all payments, track expenditures. Monitor discrepancies between the budget and actual expenditures and be responsible for the financial management to ensure the project is completed within the budget.
  • ARTWORK DURABILITY: Ensure long-term maintainability of projects through careful review of fabrication materials and techniques by conferring with the Senior Registrar and seeking outside conservators’ opinions as necessary.
  • MANAGEMENT: Oversee and manage the work of artists, fabricators, installers, conservators, and other contractors in the implementation of each public art project.
  • PROGRAM POLICIES: Assist in developing, reviewing and implementing program policies and guidelines.
  • DEPARTMENT GOALS: Participate and support agency’s mission and goals, including its commitment to racial equity, as reflected in the SFAC Racial Equity Statement and as detailed in the Racial Equity Work Plan.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, accounting, finance, economics, social sciences, education, or related field, or other areas closely related to art, art history, museum studies, arts administration or a closely related field; AND

2. One (1) year full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level management and/or administrative duties in functional areas such as: program/office/operations management, budget development and/or administration, development and administration of contractual agreements and/or grants, or other closely related functional areas.

Substitution: May substitute up to two (2) years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in program/office/operations management, budget development and/or administration, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of full-time equivalent experience in project management, including the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, to work with a diverse group of people, and to be proactive in problem-solving;
  • 2 -3 years of full-time equivalent experience working in the visual arts such as arts administration, studio art, art history, or museum studies, or related fields such as design, architecture or landscape architecture;
  • Commitment to racial equity and supporting agency’s goals in racial equity; and
  • Computer competency, in particular Microsoft Office Suite.

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