Archive for the ‘RFP’ Category

LOS ANGELES – RFP – Artist in Residence

In RFP on September 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm

The Artist in Residence RFP supports artists in providing community-based, participatory projects in self-selected non-arts venues throughout the City of Los Angeles in order to gather, connect, and inspire audiences with underserved or little exposure to artistic and cultural opportunities.  Residency projects engage participants in a series of artist-led workshops that are highly participatory and/or educational, and which match thoughtful and meaningful exchanges with appropriate audiences at host organizations in each City Council District.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must reside in Los Angeles County, must demonstrate at least 2-years of experiences, and propose a host organization.

BUDGET: Grants will be provided for up to 30 separate teaching artists. Fifteen grants of approximately $8,000 and fifteen additional grants of approximately $4,000.

DEADLINE: Workshop Assistance September – October 2017; Online Submission Deadline: October 27, 2017; Hard Copy Postmark by: Wednesday, November 31, 2017

QUESTIONS: (213) 202-5566,



LOS ANGELES – RFP – Exhibition proposals for Los Angeles International Airport

In RFP on September 18, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are seeking arts professionals to curate temporary exhibitions and installations at LAX as part of the LAWA Arts Exhibition Program. Through a variety of changing exhibitions and installations at LAX, the Arts Exhibition Program presents engaging artworks by artists from the Los Angeles region, one of the creative capitals of the world. For artists included in these exhibition projects, LAX functions as a cultural laboratory for creating distinctive and memorable art experiences for visitors. For millions of passengers each year, the Arts Exhibition Program provides access to diverse, contemporary artworks that reflect and celebrate the region’s creative caliber, while enhancing and humanizing their overall travel experience.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFP is open to applicants residing in the Southern California area, including the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura. Applicants with experience in curating site-specific exhibitions and/or installations are encouraged to apply. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: All exhibitions and installation projects commissioned for LAX through this RFP will include a curatorial budget that may range between $6,000 and $13,000. Budgets must be all-inclusive to cover all costs associated with each commissioned exhibition. Professional graphic design services for the signage and didactic material, in addition to professional art preparatory services for installation and de-installation of all exhibition projects, will be provided by the Arts Exhibition Program at no cost to the selected curator(s).

DEADLINE: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Ligeia Gorre (DCA), 213.202.5544; OR Tim McGowan (LAWA), 424.646.5312



LOS ANGELES – RFP – Youth Short Film Festival and Artist in Residence Program Administration

In RFP on September 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) invites experienced arts organizations and/or partnerships to submit a proposal to administer the “Making Movies that Matter” Youth Short Film Festival and Artist-in-Residence Program. This unique arts education program offered through DCA and Council District 12, introduces students to the art of storytelling through digital film-making while providing critical mentoring and technical support to ensure participant efficacy and success.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFP is open to arts organizations and/or partnerships in the Southern California area, including the County of Los Angeles. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: The budget for this program is up to $135,000. The budget will be all-inclusive and must cover all expenses associated with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the project, any required presentations, approvals, and/or City permits, as well as the costs of fingerprinting and health screening of Artist-in-Residence candidates

DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

QUESTIONS: Rhonda Mitchell,, 213.202.5544


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – Public Art Exhibition Curator

In RFP on September 8, 2017 at 6:04 pm

The City of West Hollywood’s Art on the Outside Program is seeking an arts professional to curate a temporary public art exhibition for the Santa Monica Boulevard at Doheny Drive Sculpture Park. Independent curators and curators representing non-profit art organizations, art centers, galleries and/or museums are invited to develop proposals for an engaging temporary public art exhibition for the City’s primary outdoor exhibition space. The term of the exhibition is expected to begin in February 2018 and conclude in February 2019.

ELIGIBILITY: This is an open call to arts professionals. Proposals submitted by arts professionals, non-profit art organizations, art centers, galleries, and/or museums for exhibitions of emerging and established artists will be considered.

BUDGET: The exhibition selected by the City through this RFP will include an all-inclusive budget of $35,000 to cover all costs associated with the exhibition including, but
not limited to curator fee, research and curatorial selection, preparation of artworks for exhibition, artist fees, transportation of art elements, preparation of written exhibition didactics and labels, and installation and de-installation services.

DEADLINE: October 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Ehemann, Public Art Coordinator,, 323-848-6846


CLAREMONT – RFP – City Hall Temporary Art Installation

In RFP on September 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The City of Claremont is best known for its tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and college campuses. Over the last couple of years, Claremont’s lovely trees have been impacted by the drought, as many communities have. The Red Iron Bark tree that was in front of City Hall for many years was inspected as part of the City Hall re-landscaping project in 2015. Decay was found in the tree at the junction of the main branches and due to its high traffic location it was recommended the tree be removed. Shortly after the tree was removed, the City replaced the tree with a large specimen Camphor tree. After several attempts to find a permanent replacement tree, it was decided that it would be best not to replant another tree in that area, and instead the City decided that this could be a wonderful opportunity to add public art at City Hall with a rotating installation. Submitting artists should be aware of the importance of site specificity, engagement with local narratives/history, and appropriate imagery and materials for public space.

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

BUDGET: The selected artist will receive $5,000 for the term of the art loan. The City of Claremont will provide the initial foundation (at approximately 6’x6”x18″). The City of Claremont will pay for transport, delivery and installation fees not to exceed $5,000 and manage installation. The selected artist will be required to purchase a City of Claremont Business license for $130.

DEADLINE: October 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Melissa Vollaro, Human Services Manager,, (909) 399-5358.


CARLSBAD – RFP – Carlsbad Art Wall

In RFP on August 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm

The Carlsbad Art Wall is a public urban canvas open to interested artists looking to donate their art to the Carlsbad Village urban landscape. Murals will rotate on a monthly basis and will be approved by a Carlsbad Art Wall committee headed by Carlsbad Village based artist Bryan Snyder. The goal of the Carlsbad Art Wall is to serve as a conduit between aspiring artists and professional artists, to provide a platform to engage and educate the Carlsbad community in the creative act of large scale public painting and to introduce a variety of new art and creative processes to the Carlsbad community. The Carlsbad Art Wall is a project collaboration by Snyder Art and Design and Señor Grubby’s.

BUDGET: All supplies are the responsibility of the artist. Photos, video and marketing services documenting the creative process will be donated to each participating artist.

DEADLINE: Rolling application

TO APPLY: All mural proposals are to be submitted via this website using the form located on the contact page.

SOUTH PASADENA – RFP – Traffic Signal Boxes

In RFP on July 31, 2017 at 2:38 pm

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) invites artists to submit a proposal to create artwork for 10 of the City’s traffic signal boxes. These small scaled “murals” will enhance the City environment, and been seen and appreciated by our residents, business owners and visitors. Traffic signal boxes, usually painted drab grey or green, have been enhanced and transformed into creative artworks in many cities around the country. The City of South Pasadena, in its update to the Strategic Plan has identified Art and Culture as one of its goals going forward. One of the recommendations was to include more public art throughout the City. As a result the City awarded SPARC funding to support the creation of the first ten (10) boxes. SPARC raised private funds to create the second ten boxes last year.The first 20 boxes have been completed and this is Phase III, which includes an additional 10 traffic signal boxes.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all professional artists and/or artist teams over the age of 18 working or living in Los Angeles County. South Pasadena artists are encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: Accepted artists will receive an honorarium of $750 for the creation of the final design.

DEADLINE: August 1, 5:00 pm



SANTA MONICA – RFP – Camera Obscura Studio Residency Proposals

In RFP on July 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Proposals sought 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 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 two applicants to fill the timeslot of January 3 – April 11, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists and artisans must reside in Los Angeles County.

BUDGET: An honorarium of $2,000 and use of the facility for a final exhibit/presentation is offered to each Resident.

DEADLINE: October 11th, 2017 by 12:00PM PST

QUESTIONS: Naomi Okuyama, Cultural Affairs Supervisor,,  (310) 310-0187


SANTA MONICA – RFP – Annenberg Community Beach House Call For Group Exhibition Proposals 2018-2019

In RFP on July 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Beach=Culture presents a year-round series of temporary exhibits, concerts, talks, readings and artist residencies at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Exhibits showcase the work of regional artists and artist groups – both emerging and established.

The City provides a versatile exhibition program that offers display space, an opening reception, optional additional public events, promotion and exposure to a wide variety of visitors to the Annenberg Community Beach House. For the public, exhibits provide a stimulating cultural counterpoint to the social and recreational opportunities at this country’s only “Public Beach Club.”

The Purpose of Beach House Gallery is to: Support artistic activity in Santa Monica; Open avenues for discourse between artists and the general public; Present unique perspectives and narratives that are intrinsically connected to the Beach House; Advance opportunity and professional development for LA County-based artists

ELIGIBILITY: Curators and artists must reside in Los Angeles County.

BUDGET: Small honoraria for artist talks, public events, music, etc. of $200/per presenter/performer are available and will be negotiated with city staff. The exhibitions themselves have no dedicated budget, other than the support we provide in installing and promoting the exhibition at the Annenberg Community Beach House.

DEADLINE: August 18th, 2017 at 10:59 PST

QUESTIONS: Laura Becker, (310)458-8350,


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Homenaje a los Braceros, The Bracero Monument

In RFP on July 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar of the 14th District are interested in honoring the history and contributions of the Braceros between the 1940s and the 1960s. The Bracero – a Spanish term vaguely defined as “one who works with his arms” or performs “manual labor” – was the term used to describe 4.5 million Mexican men who legally migrated to the United States to support their families.

Council District 14 and DCA are seeking artists interested in creating a strong visual symbol of the bracero legacy. The monument should reflect the history of the braceros, pay homage to them, the nature of the work performed, impact on society, and their contributions to Los Angeles. The monument is intended to elevate and reveal the past, and should be presented in a manner that his culturally sensitive. Artists must demonstrate the professional capacity to oversee the design, fabrication, and installation of a public monument in a public space. Artists must also demonstrate the ability to work in consultation with project teams, including architects, landscape architects, engineers, fabricators, and general contractors. The selected artist/artist team must be available for meetings with the principals of the project, City advisory committees, and the public.

BUDGET: The budget for the project is $250,000. The budget is all-inclusive and must cover all expenses associated with the design, fabrication, and installation of the monument.  The City will prepare the site for the artist for the purpose of supporting and facilitating the implementation of the art project. Funding for the project is provided from the Arts Development Fee Trust Fund and private donations.

DEADLINE: August 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.