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LOS ANGELES – Workshop – Public Art Contracts: An Attorney’s and Artist’s Perspective

In Artist Professional Development on August 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Workshop hosted by the California Lawyers for the Arts. In this workshop, attorney Louis E. Greenwald and artist Christopher Slatoff will discuss the legal issues and the steps necessary for an artist’s successful completion of a public art project. They will discuss common contract clauses in public art contracts, while focusing on ways to avoid pitfalls and common mistakes. They will also cover, among other things, fabrication, armatures, and appropriate mounting systems for installation of a public work of art. Please join us for a wine & cheese reception at 6:30 followed by the lecture and Q & A from 7:00-8:30 PM.

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018; 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

General Admission: $20


SAN DIEGO AIRPORT – Info Session for Artists

In Artist Professional Development on July 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Thursday, July 20th
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Building
3225 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Join us to learn about exciting opportunities in our Temporary Exhibitions and Public Art programs.

Topics to be covered include:
• Overview of current and future opportunities for artists
• Submission guidelines for the 2017 Call for Artists (Figure of Speech and Admiral Boland Way Mural Project)
• Overview of the SAN Arts Program

For complete guidelines for both opportunities, visit:

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 19th

Health Related Emergency Grant for Women Artists

In Artist Professional Development on March 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Women’s Center for Creative Work announces a Health Related Emergency Grant Program for Women Artists. The goal of this grant program is to provide more $30,000 in grants to artists who have a medical or dental emergency or have an illness-related financial need. Additionally, each grant recipient can also obtain 3 hours of consultation (case-management) within 3 months of receiving the award. This service will be provided by social work consultant, Tricia Smith, MSW, in order to make recipients aware of any resources or programs for which they may be eligible. Tricia Smith can meet in person at the Women’s Center for Creative Work, over the phone, or via Skype. The first three non-recipients who request this service will also be eligible to receive up to 3 hours of consultation within 3 months of notification. First come, first served.

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists of all disciplines who live in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties and identify as one or more of the following: female, person of color, or low-income.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2016

GRANT AWARD: Artists are eligible to apply for up to $3000. Typical grants will be between $2000-$3000.




In Artist Professional Development on April 30, 2014 at 1:23 am

“You Too Can Be A Public Artist”
Free Panel Discussion
Tues may 6, 6-8p
Old Town Newhall Library
24500 Main Street, Santa Clarita 91321

Free panel discussion that will explore the world of public art, and how you can work in this field. Panelists’ Alan Nakagawa, Renee Petropolous, Marc Pally and moderator tom Lesser(Director of Art and Tech program and Director of Center for Integrated Media at CalArts) will provide you with insight into the business of public art.

This panel discussion is being presented in conjunction with the City of Santa Clarita’s NEW HEIGHTS Artist Development Series.

ARTS TUNE-UP: The Traveling Arts Information Workshops for Visual Artists

In Artist Professional Development on October 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm


Registration and Check-in: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

There will be a series of 5 round-robin sessions (25 minutes each)

Locate and join the table that has the topic you want to learn more about

After 25 minutes an announcement will be made, indicating that the session is over

Rotate to other tables as the sessions repeat

Workshop Location:


10:00 A.M TO 1:00 P.M.


2225 Colorado Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90041

REGISTER ONLINE through SurveyMonkey by visiting this website:

Topics for Visual Artists:

  • 10 Things to Know About Fabrication Before Submitting Your Proposal
  • Arts Education In-School Resources & Working in Arts Education (K-12)
  • Becoming a Facebook Ninja for Beginners
  • Best Foot Forward: Creating Compelling Presentations
  • Every Artist Insured: Understanding Health Insurance and Healthcare Reform
  • Fundraising for Individual Artists
  • Getting Your Sh*t Together
  • Green Art Initiatives
  • Individual Artist Resources
  • Licensing for Visual Artists
  • Marketing for Visual Artists
  • Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services
  • On Your ‘A’ Game, Things to Know When Interviewing for a Public Art Commission
  • Public Art 101
  • Working In Context

QUESTIONS? Contact Anji Gaspar-Milanovic, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, (213) 202-3981,


OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN – Public Practice Bootcamp and Public Lectures

In Artist Professional Development, For Members on September 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Public Practice Bootcamp
Wednesday, September 7 – Sunday, September 11, 2011
Intensive introduction to the questions and approaches surrounding public practice in art. Key topics to be investigated include biography, subjectivity, production site, critical analysis, power relationships, audience, collaboration and praxis. Through reflective writing exercises, interactive presentations, theoretical readings and in-depth discussions students have the opportunity to engage with faculty, artists and cultural workers exploring Los Angeles and related contexts.

Free Public Events:
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6-8pm
Los Angeles as Production Site
Los Angeles is frequently a subject for public practices as a site of artistic and cultural production. Artists Claude Willey and Sandra de la Loza and cultural geographer Lisa Kim Davis will discuss their practices and other options for responding to the cultural and physical landscape of this developing region.

Friday, September 9, 2011, 7-10pm
Alumni Exploring the Field
Public Practice program will present recent projects involving a variety of neighborhoods and community groups in Los Angeles and beyond. Includes a special karaoke performance by Pedestal and the All Girl Band.

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 11am-1pm
Making a Case for Skid Row Culture
The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and the Urban Institute developed a framework for identifying and evaluating the cultural infrastructure of Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. Critical pedagogy theorist Christopher Robbins will facilitate discussion with artists John Malpede and Kevin Michael Keys of the Los Angeles Poverty Department to explore their findings.


Otis College of Art and Design
Graduate Public Practice Program
18th Street Studio
1657 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 846-2610

Four Los Angeles Agencies Offer Free Programs For Artists

In Artist Professional Development on March 11, 2011 at 2:46 am

Artist workshops will be presented by staff of four Los Angeles public art programs (Los Angeles County METRO, Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission) to inform artists about upcoming public art opportunities and how to apply for them. The workshops are free and open to all. The same workshop will be presented at four locations:

6pm – Public Art Program: Introductions and up coming artist opportunities
7pm – Town Meeting: Expanding our public art ideas
7:30pm – One on One (10 minutes max): Artists may sign up to speak with art administrators. Artists may bring their portfolios, resumes and past letter of interests.
8:30 – Conclude evening


  • April 12, 6pm: Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro – 478 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
  • April 14, 6pm: Gateway Building (week of April 18), Board Room, 3rd Floor – One Gateway Plaza, LA, CA 90012
  • April 21, 6pm: Museum of African American Art, Macy’s 3rd Floor – 4005 Crenshaw Blvd, LA, CA 90008
  • April 28, 6pm: Canoga Park Youth Arts Center – 7222 Remmet Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91303

For information regarding submittal requirements, visit and click on “Artist Opportunities” or call 213.922.4ART.

MAKING IT PUBLIC: Workshops on Public Art Practice for Artists

In Artist Professional Development on December 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Brought to you by the Public Art Coalition of Southern California

MAKING IT PUBLIC: Workshops on Public Art Practice for Artists is a training series tailored to Southern California artists in pursuit of public art commissions. The Public Art Coalition of Southern California (PACSoCal) is a regional network of public art professionals. In response to the need for public artist technical assistance, PACSoCal has developed three sequential workshops addressing different aspects of the public art application, commissioning, design and fabrication processes as well as providing tips for successful artist-run business.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, December 15, 2010