Archive for the ‘RFP’ Category

CLAREMONT – RFP – Transit Art in Parking Structure Restrooms

In RFP on May 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm

The City of Claremont invites artists and artist teams to submit proposals for a site-specific indoor public art installation to be exhibited in and around the restrooms inside of the parking structure located on First Street in the western portion of the Claremont Village. The project will include both restroom facilities and all exterior entrance walls. The exterior wall treatment may include, but is not limited to, mosaic tile, ceramic tile, relief, a painted mural and/or a combination of all mediums. In the case of any raised imagery (i.e. relief), it can extend no more than 6” (six inches) off the original exterior wall surface, with the exception of the exterior bench wall, which should have no raised imagery.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to regional, professional visual artists or collaborative artist teams at least 18 years of age. City of Claremont employees including consultants, Public Art Committee members and City volunteers are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: The budget for this project shall not exceed $10,000.

DEADLINE: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 5:00pm

QUESTIONS: Aurelia Brogan, Arts Coordinator, or phone at (909) 399-5495


PASADENA – RFP – Rotating Public Art Exhibition

In RFP on April 4, 2017 at 12:34 am

The City is seeking proposals from artists, artist teams and galleries for the selection and commission of artworks as part of the citywide Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program to be installed at various highly visible, key locations within the City of Pasadena, California. The City is hosting a public meeting to review the program and the Request for Proposals on April 17. The deadline to submit questions related to this RFP is Tuesday, April 25, 2017 prior to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must be eligible to work in the United States

BUDGET: Loaned, sculptural works are paid an honorarium of $6,000.00 for a period of 36 months of exhibition. Site-specific projects are paid an honorarium of $12,000.00 for a period of 36 months of exhibition.

DEADLINE: 5:00 pm on May 15, 2017

QUESTIONS: Rochelle Branch, Cultural Affairs Manager, (626) 744-7062,

LAGUNA BEACH – RFP – Public Art Review Panel

In RFP on March 13, 2017 at 3:23 am

The Arts Commission is seeking qualified Architects, Design Professionals, Artists, Curators and Directors of Arts Organizations to serve on a Public Art Review Panel. The Commission will review applications and approve a prequalified pool to review submissions.


DEADLINE: May 31, 2017

QUESTIONS: Sian Poeschl, Cultural Arts Manager,

CLAREMONT – RFQ – City Hall Art Installation

In RFP, RFQ on February 23, 2017 at 10:42 pm

The City of Claremont invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for a site-specific outdoor public art installation to be exhibited in front of City Hall in downtown Claremont. This is a very visible public space in Claremont’s bustling village area near the Claremont Colleges, close to museums and the train. Local artists are encouraged to apply.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all local professional visual artists or collaborative artist teams at least 18 years of age. City of Claremont employees including consultants, Public Art Committee members and City volunteers are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: Each of the three final selected artists will receive a $300 stipend to produce proposals. The selected finalist will receive $2500 for the term of the art loan. The City of Claremont will provide the initial foundation (at approximately 6’x 6”x18’). The City of Claremont will pay for transport, delivery and installation fees not to exceed $6,000. The City of Claremont will manage installation in order to minimize the logistics for coordinating heavy equipment/lane closures/extra unknown contractors on site. The City of Claremont at any time would consider any piece for permanent selection, at which point a new contract will be made for purchase of the art. Artist or artist teams selected should note that their work will be considered on loan to the City of Claremont and will remain on loan to the City of Claremont for no less than 18 months and up to 5 years.

DEADLINE: Friday, April 14, 2017, 5:00pm

QUESTIONS: Aurelia Brogan, Arts Coordinator, or (909) 399-5495.


SANTA MONICA – RFP – 2017 Annenberg Community Beach House Choreographer Residency

In RFP on January 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division seeks applications from artists working in a body-centered practice residing in Los Angeles County for an Artist Residency at the Annenberg Community Beach House at 415 Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. The Choreographer Residency offers a private office in the historic Marion Davies Guest House and access to designated open spaces of the Annenberg Community Beach House over a span of three weeks, September 18 to October 7, 2017, for the purpose of creating a work of outdoor performance and sharing their process and work with the public. Though the formal period of this residency begins in mid-September, the resident has access to an on-site office starting July 10, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY: Artist must reside in Los Angeles County.

BUDGET: Honorarium of $3500.

DEADLINE: Thursday March 23 by 12:00pm

QUESTIONS: Naomi Okuyama, Cultural Affairs Supervisor,, (310) 458-2257


JOSHUA TREE – RFP -Joshua Tree National Park: Artist Programs

In RFP on January 23, 2017 at 7:15 pm

Joshua Tree National Park was established to “preserve and protect the scenic, natural, and cultural resources representative of the Colorado and Mojave deserts’ rich biological and geological diversity, cultural history, wilderness, recreational values, and outstanding opportunities for education and scientific study.” Every day Joshua Tree National Park Rangers offer enriching programs and educational experiences for visitors of all ages, including local and traveling school groups. Some of these programs include guided walks and hikes, patio talks at the various visitor centers, and casual conversations at a variety of specially selected sites. The duration and scale of each program is variable, lasting between 20 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the topic, intended audience, and location of the program.

Artist Programs, coordinated by theJoshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory (JT Lab), will supplement existing park programs and give visitors the option of participating in events led by local and visiting artists. It is important that all program content support the park mission. Artists are encouraged to utilize their preferred media. Artists may use existing models for programs or explore alternative formats. Both approaches should carefully consider the intended audience and preferred environment or location for the proposed program. The strongest proposals will weave together all components of people, place, and theme into an immersive, co-created experience for all participants. Example ideas include: artist walks and talks, evening programs with instrumental accompaniment or creative storytelling, and lessons for tuning the senses.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists practicing in the fields of music, visual arts, performance,writing, design, and new media; Emerging, mid-career, or established artists; Strong record of artistic practice; Demonstrable experience engaging with the public (youth, community organizations, and/or community members) through teaching, workshops, artistic collaborations, or other outreach activities; U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age; College degree or the equivalent in experience, as demonstrated through the artist’s CV. Currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply; Ability to find transportation and lodging during the program dates, if selected. Artist(s) do not have to be local to the Morongo Basin, but this program does not provide transportation or lodging.

BUDGET: This is a volunteer program.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5pm PST

QUESTIONS: Jennifer Kane, Artist Volunteer Coordinator, JT Lab,, 310 749 8948


SANTA MONICA – RFP – Studio Residency at the Camera Obscura Art Lab

In RFP on January 10, 2017 at 2:28 am

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division 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. This Studio Residency spans 14 weeks and the City is looking for one applicant to fill each timeslot: May 3 – August 9, 2017 or August 9 – November 15, 2017. Partnerships and collectives will be considered as well as individual artists.

ELIGIBILITY: Artist must reside in Los Angeles County

BUDGET: Honorarium of $1500.

DEADLINE:Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by 5:00pm

QUESTIONS: Naomi Okuyama, Cultural Affairs Supervisor,, (310) 458-2257


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Portable Outdoor Mural

In RFP on January 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Greenway Arts Alliance unites communities through art, education and social enterprise. Through our professional theatre productions at the Greenway Court Theatre, educational programs through Greenway Institute for the Arts and the Melrose Trading Post, Greenway builds a vibrant artistic community. 20th Anniversary Public Art Portable Outdoor Mural Project at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles seeks an artist to create 4 portable pieces of public art for an outdoor environment that reflects the spirit of Greenway Arts Alliance Greenway Court Theatre and the Melrose Trading Post. creatively using 20 years of digital photos on large portable panels, to honor the organization’s 20th Anniversary. Engage our local artist community through educational programming organized by Greenway, including, but not limited to, volunteer participation, meet the artist opportunities, workshops, demonstrations, etc.

ELIGIBILITY: Artist must reside in Southern California

BUDGET: The project budget is not to exceed $10,000 for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget includes the artist(s) fee, supplies, travel-related expenses, and other associated costs.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

QUESTIONS: Whitney Weston, Co-Founder,


SAN DIEGO – RFP – Airport Arts Master Plan Consultant

In RFP on December 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (“Authority”) seeks proposals from firms or individuals (“Respondent”) to obtain the professional services required for creating a new Arts Master Plan for San Diego International Airport (“Airport”), while conducting an assessment of the Authority’s Arts Program, policies, and procedures, in order to improve program administration. The Arts Master plan guides the vision of the Arts Program at the airport and identifies short and long term strategies to accomplish its mission. The scope of work will include reviewing the existing Arts Master Plan, updating and identifying new opportunities and sites for arts programming and exhibition (including permanent and temporary artwork as well as mixed-use performance spaces) through physical space planning (including prioritizing relocation and deaccession of existing artwork and commission of new art projects), and in conjunction with the Airport Development Plan (ADP), while assessing existing Authority art policies and procedures in keeping with industry best practices, and following the Authority strategies with a focus on customer, community, and operations priorities.  The Arts Master Plan should encompass 1, 2, 5, and 10 year strategic planning. In-depth internal and external stakeholder engagement, including the regional community/general public as well as artists and arts organizations, will be required.

ELIGIBILITY: In order to view the RFP and apply all respondents must first register as a vendor.  More info here:

DEADLINE: January 17, 2017, 2:00pm (Pacific Time)

QUESTIONS: Karie Webber, 619-400-2547,


PALO ALTO – RFP – Code:ART Urban Intervention

In RFP on December 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

The City of Palo Alto is inviting artists, designers, geeks, inventors and innovative thinkers working at the intersection of art and technology to submit their concepts for cutting-edge urban interventions, prototypes, or installations that will reimage downtown’s underutilized spaces and encourage dynamic interactivity, discussion and inspiration.

With the support of a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant, Code:ART will temporarily reframe Palo Alto as a laboratory for urban interventions and creative placemaking, and will engage the community in a series of events that outwardly reflect the tech community that thrives in Palo Alto and beyond. The new media festival will take place June 1 -3, 2017 and will culminate with the National Day of Civic Hacking June 3rd


BUDGET: Selected finalists will be awarded $4,000 each to implement / install the prototype during the 3-day festival. The budget is inclusive of design, fabrication, installation, and insurance. In addition, the Public Art Program in collaboration with Morelab, an interdisciplinary art studio led by Rebar co-founder Matthew Passmore, will facilitate prototype training and provide implementation coaching to the selected intervention proposal teams.

DEADLINE:  January 1; 11:59 PM. via Dropbox (share a link to your Dropbox folder by emailing

QUESTIONS: Requests for additional information can be sent to