Archive for the ‘RFP’ Category

LOS ANGELES – RFP – Embed the Arts in Client Reentry

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


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.


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.


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.


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – Public Art Exhibition (Neon) Curator

In RFP on May 2, 2019 at 6:10 pm

The City of West Hollywood through its Arts Division requests proposals from qualified individuals, teams, or firms to curate a temporary public art exhibition of contemporary neon art works. Proposals may be artistic, cultural or popular in nature and may (but are not required to) feature themes related to the City’s unique history. The City has identified a primary location for the exhibition with two unique sites that can accommodate 2 neon art works to be installed on existing foundations with electrical connections. One location is adjacent to the Virginia Court Motel Diver sign, a neon artwork in the City’s permanent urban art collection and was also a part of a 2011 exhibition titled on route – 66 lights, presented in partnership with the Museum of Neon Art. Art works included in the exhibition proposal should be able to withstand the natural elements and be ready to install in a public setting. Delicate art works that maybe vulnerable to the elements and/or public interactions are not advisable for this setting. The term of the exhibition is expected to begin in August 2019 and conclude in June 2021.

ELIGIBILITY: This is an open call to arts professionals. Proposals submitted by arts professionals, non-profit art organizations, art center, galleries and/or museums for exhibitions of emerging and established artists will be considered. The successful candidate will possess a proven record and have demonstrated abilities in curating, planning, implementing, and managing dynamic public art exhibitions of neon art. The qualified candidate will have strong organizational skills, excellent written communication skills and experience in organizing public art installations of similar scope.

DEADLINE: Friday, May 31, 2019, 5:00 PM PST

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Ehemann,, 323-848-6846


MALIBU – RFP – Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising

In RFP on April 30, 2019 at 3:21 pm

The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission will exhibit artwork as part of the Malibu City Hall Exhibition related to the Woolsey Fire.  Artists of all ages are invited to submit their artwork to be a part of this collaborative community-wide show.  The Commission is accepting artwork of all mediums including, but not limited to: photography, paint, drawing, collage, free standing art, short films/video and written work. If selected, the art piece needs to be “display ready” with a hanging mechanism on the back.


DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

QUESTIONS: Kristin Riesgo,, 310-456-2489, ext. 350


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – Arts Festival Feasibility Study

In RFP on April 2, 2019 at 6:32 pm

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to provide analysis regarding the feasibility of an arts festival. In 2017, the West Hollywood City Council approved WeHo Arts: The Plan, a community-based cultural plan as a result of an iterative 18-month process that included contributions from over 1,700 individuals. The Plan is structured by its 5 principles (Space, Engagement, Support, Visibility, and Experimentation) and 20 recommendations. These provide the framework to organize, develop, and sustain the work of the City of West Hollywood’s arts and culture programs over the next 5+ years.

During the community outreach process for The Plan some community members expressed an interest for the City to host a large-scale community arts festival where groups and individuals can create, present, and engage in work around a particular theme. The recommendation has been included in The Plan under the principle Engagement which acknowledges that art has the capacity to bring people together and create community; the arts should be viewed as a resource and a vehicle for people to understand the City’s values.

The City anticipates the final work product will be a report with qualitative responses from the community and quantitative analysis and tables to assess the potential success, needs and funding for an Arts Festival to coincide and align with WeHo Arts: The Plan, a community-based cultural plan.

ELIGIBILITY: Qualified consultants (individuals, teams, or firms) must have at least 5 years of professional experience and expertise with similar projects. Prior experience working and coordinating with a municipality or public agency is preferred but not required.

DEADLINE: April 25, 2019 12:00 PM PST

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


AFTA/PAN – RFP – 2019 Public Art Preconference Five in Five Presentations

In RFP on March 28, 2019 at 6:08 pm

Are you going to the 2019 AFTA Public Art Preconference in Twin Cities, MN? Do you have an extraordinary (or nightmare) public art project that you’d like to share? Or do you have a fun, lighthearted take on what we do and why we do it? And can you present it with five slides in five minutes?

If the answer is yes, and you like to stay up a bit late, apply to be a Five in Five presenters! This is a lively hour of public art camaraderie: a chance to meet up with old #PANpals or make new ones. First-time attendees are especially encouraged to apply! 10-12 individuals or teams will be selected. To present/ share/ perform/digress at the Public Art Preconference’s Five in Five Presentations! Event date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 / 9:30 – 10:30 pm

Curated by PAN Council members Michael Chavez, Clare Haggerty, Kipp Kobayashi, Julia Muney Moore, and Ben Owen

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone registered for the Preconference is welcome to apply!

DEADLINE: March 29, 2019 at 10PM EST

TO APPLY: Email a 150-word description and up to two images to Please make the subject line of your email: FIVE IN FIVE 2019. The deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10pm EST with notifications sent by April 15. Final presentation slides will be due May 15. For questions or more information contact: Ben Owen at


UNITED HUB – RFP – Her Art Here (Boeing 757)

In RFP on March 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

United Hub (United Airlines) is proud to launch #HerArtHere, a first-of-its-kind contest designed to find and uplift underrepresented women artists by providing a chance to paint a canvas like no other — a Boeing 757. The designs should visually represent the vibe and spirit of two of our key regions: California and New York/New Jersey. The art will cover 11,000 square feet of a Boeing 757. The two Boeing 757s will fly an average of 1.6 million miles a year and about 476 cross-country trips.

Six finalists (three for California and three for New York/New Jersey) will be selected to receive their own open gallery show, 100,000 United MileagePlus® award miles, will have their artwork on display in United ClubSM locations and United Polaris® lounges and featured on our social and digital channels. Two winners, one representing each region, will be chosen by public vote from the group of finalists and work with renowned artist Shantell Martin to finalize their designs for their respective region’s aircraft.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must identify as a woman, whether that’s cisgender, transgender, woman-aligned or non-binary, and reside in the U.S. While you don’t have to currently live in California or the New York area, they are looking for artists who can visually represent, in their style, our shared purpose and values, mission, and what each region means to them.

DEADLINE: March 24, 2019


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – 9×9 Mural (West Hollywood Park)

In RFP on March 7, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is seeking artist’s proposals for a
digital file of a 2D artwork (digital, photography, painting, etc.) in a square
format. The image will be printed on a vinyl material at 9×9 feet and
installed as a temporary mural in the West Hollywood Park’s 5-story Parking
Structure. The Artist will deliver the vinyl mural to the City (The City can
recommend fabricators to the selected artist, if requested). The City will
install the artwork. The artwork will remain on display for approximately 18

ELIGIBILITY: The Request for Proposals is open to professional visual artists eligible to work in the United States. Prior experience in public art is not required.

BUDGET: The budget for the artist to provide the 9 x 9 foot vinyl banner with pockets is
$2,500. The project is intended to cover the cost of design + fabrication. The city
will cover the cost of the mural installation.

DEADLINE: April 5, 2019, 5:00pm PST

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


LAGUNA BEACH – RFP – Banner Competition

In RFP on February 22, 2019 at 11:54 pm

The City of Laguna Beach Banner Competition is a project of the Arts Commission. Artists are provided with banner material on which to paint original artwork. The completed banners are displayed on lampposts throughout the City of Laguna Beach during June, July and August and celebrate the summer season. The completed banners are temporary and will be displayed when and where the City desires for up to 7 years or
based on condition.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must live in Orange County, CA.

BUDGET: $3,000 will be awarded to all completed banners selected

DEADLINE: March 4, 2019

QUESTIONS: Michael McGregor, Arts Program Coordinator, (949) 497-0722 x 5,



In RFP on February 6, 2019 at 12:03 am

Old Pasadena Management District seeks submissions for the third annual BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena. The free, one-day event encourages the community to experience bold art in myriad ways within the district’s unique downtown alleyways. Artists are invited to submit proposals for site-specific, temporary, outdoor installations. Submissions should be community friendly and showcase color, fun, surprise, and playfulness. Participatory and interactive work, “experiments,” and surprising/creative approaches are welcome. Emerging artists are strongly encouraged to submit.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must live in the greater Los Angeles area and be at least 18 years of age. Pasadena-based artists are especially encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: Six awards of $750 each

DEADLINE: Friday, March 15, 2019, 12:00PM

QUESTIONS: Janet Swartz or Sarah Hilbert –


NEWPORT BEACH – RFP – Sculpture Exhibition Phase IV

In RFP on February 4, 2019 at 4:03 pm

The City of Newport Beach (City) is pleased to announce a call for entries for its Invitational Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site. This is a unique exhibition opportunity to display artworks in a serene, ocean view site that is a popular attraction for Newport Beach residents and tourists from around the world.

Ten artworks may be selected and prominently showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. Participating artists will have an extraordinary opportunity to have their works experienced over an extended period in a city that is home to some of the world’s best-known major art collectors.

ELIGIBILITY: The City seeks to have a well-balanced exhibit of Public Art emphasizing a variety of styles, types, sizes; and a diverse pool of artists. The artist selection committee will determine specific locations for artworks within the Park grounds.

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.

DEADLINE: March 4, 2019

QUESTIONS: Nicholas Thurkettle, Program Assistant ArtsOC (714) 556-5160 x 14 or