Archive for the ‘RFP’ Category

SANTA MONICA – RFP – Out of the Blue: Installation and Public Practice Projects

In RFP on February 7, 2018 at 12:47 am

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs seeks proposals from individual artists, partnerships and collectives residing in Los Angeles County for temporary art projects at the Annenberg Community Beach House (415 Pacific Coast Highway). Out of the Blue showcases process, participation, and art as a social practice, engaging the public through planned and chance encounters with artistic creation. One or more projects may be accepted for non-overlapping time frames between July 10 and August 31, 2018. The selected artist(s) may spend preparation and research time at a shared Beach House office, if desired, starting June 10.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists living in Los Angeles County

BUDGET: For projects that take place between one and seven weeks, budgets of between $3,000 and $20,000 will be considered.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by 12:00pm (noon) PST

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



GLENDALE – RFP – Beyond the Box

In RFP on January 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm

The City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission has designed a program to support public art programs and to enhance the community and neighborhoods through the use of murals. The project, Beyond the Box, is intended to enhance the aesthetics of the city, promote civic pride, increase pedestrian traffic and extend public art to new areas and unexpected places while creating an attractive environment and allowing art to be introduced to the public in a creative and inventive way. The program goal is to bring beauty to unexpected places such as public infrastructure and utility boxes. Beyond The Box is a utility box mural project supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program. There are currently over 100 painted utility box murals in Glendale.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all local and regional artists. The Commission encourages applications from both new and established artists.

BUDGET: $750.00 per utility box, inclusive of all artist’s fees, paints and materials. The Commission anticipates selecting artwork for up to thirteen utility boxes.

DEADLINE: Complete the application and return by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

QUESTIONS: Ivonne Martinez, Library, Arts & Culture Department,


LACMA – RFP – Art + Technology Lab

In RFP on January 3, 2018 at 4:36 pm

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art + Technology Lab at LACMA grant program supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. The program offers artists and artist collectives financial and in-kind support for new projects, with the help of expert partners from the fields of science, technology, and engineering. The Art + Technology Lab is presented by Hyundai. The program is made possible by Accenture, Google, SpaceX, and other innovative companies and individuals. The Lab is part of the Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA, a joint initiative exploring the convergence of art and technology.

ELIGIBILITY: Art + Technology Lab grants are open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world.

BUDGET: Grants may provide financial support of up to $50,000 per project to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. Recipients may also receive in-kind support, such as mentorship, coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner organizations, including Hyundai, Accenture, Google, and SpaceX, as well as independent artists and academics working in art and technology from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere.

DEADLINE:  11:59 pm on February 21, 2018

QUESTIONS:  Please submit questions to or view our FAQ at


PALM DESERT – RFP – 2019/2020 El Paseo Sculpture Exhibition

In RFP on January 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm

El Paseo is the premier shopping street in Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley, located in southern California. The exhibition space consists of eighteen lighted concrete pads located in the medians along a one and one half mile stretch of prime retail. The artwork remains on exhibition for approximately two (2) years, with installation tentatively planned for October – November 2018 and de-installation planned for October 2020.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call. Artists who have participated in the 2017/2018 El Paseo Exhibition are not eligible to apply.

BUDGET: A $5,000 honorarium will be provided for each selected artwork. Participant is responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork per scheduled date and time.

DEADLINE: February 28 at 11:59p.m. MST

QUESTIONS: 760-837-1664 or


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Windows of Little Tokyo

In RFP on December 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm

Little Tokyo is a 133-year old Japanese American community, the second oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, one of three remaining historic Japantowns left in the nation, and one of the first fourteen CA Cultural Districts. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Little Tokyo Business Association in collaboration with Sustainable Little Tokyo invites artists deeply rooted in Little Tokyo to submit two-dimensional plans, sketches/drawings, images, or renderings as proposals for two art commissions that explores the past, present, and future of our community. Windows of Little Tokyo turns Little Tokyo into an outdoor art exhibition with 10-15 site-specific, two-dimensional artworks displayed on the windows of small businesses and institutions across the neighborhood. Windows of Little Tokyo will be displayed from April 14–October 13, 2018 (duration depends on each partnering site).


BUDGET: Selected artists will receive a $500 commission fee. Printing and installation will be handled by JACCC, LTBA, and SLT.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018



MANHATTAN BEACH – RFP – Sculpture Garden 2018

In RFP on December 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm

The City of Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Commission is seeking artwork for the Biennial Sculpture Garden Exhibition. Responding to the City Council’s work plan, the Sculpture Garden Program was originated in 2009 as a temporary outdoor exhibition. This program aims to increase interest in our community for public art and offer artists a unique opportunity to showcase their original sculptural work to the Manhattan Beach community and its thousands of visitors.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must live in California and be 18 years of age and over

BUDGET: 12,000.00 must include all aspects, design, fabrication, installation. Our public works department will supply crane and forklift services.

DEADLINE: March 2, 2018

QUESTIONS: Martin Betz,


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

In RFP on December 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs seeks applications from artists and artisans for a fourteen-week studio residency at the Camera Obscura Art Lab in Palisades Park, Santa Monica. Residency terms are: April 25 – August 1, 2018 or August 8 – November 14, 2018, and up to two applicants will be chosen to fill each term. The Studio Residency Program offers artists a shared 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.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must live in Los Angeles County.

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

DEADLINE: January 10, 2018, received by 12:00pm PST

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


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFP – Part of the Solution: Yes to ADU

In RFP on November 29, 2017 at 12:23 am

The homeless population in Los Angeles County has increased at an alarming rate over the last five years. According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), steadily rising housing costs and stagnant incomes are the underlying cause, with the highest economic stress falling on renters. In 2016, in response to this humanitarian crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors launched the Homeless Initiative, a comprehensive plan that includes strategies to increase affordable housing through the development of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s.) Towards that goal, LA County is updating its ADU ordinance to address new opportunities for secondary units in single family lots for family use or rental.

As partners in the Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program, in collaboration with the Department of Regional Planning, the Community Development Corporation, and Chief Executive Office, is helping to promote the development of ADU’s. The creative community is invited to participate in this design competition to reimagine freestanding ADU’s in Los Angeles County. Part of the Solution: YES to ADU  encourages architects and designers to serve as creative strategists in service to the Homeless Initiative, promoting affordable housing with inspiring, tangible examples of freestanding ADU’s that the public can visualize in their yards and neighborhoods. Winning entries will be announced at an awards event and exhibition in March 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: The design competition is open to individuals or teams comprised of architects, engineers, designers, artists, and/or students enrolled in related programs. Whether participating as an individual or a team, at least one key member must reside, work, study, or teach in Los Angeles County. The competition is free of charge.

BUDGET: A First Prize will be awarded at $12,000. Two Second Prizes will be awarded at $6,000 each.

DEADLINE: January 5, 2018

QUESTIONS: Civic Art Project Manager, Iris Anna Regn,


SAN DIEGO – RFP – San Diego Botanic Gardens

In RFP on November 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Artists are invited to submit appropriate artwork(s) for the 2018/19 San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition. SDBG receives over 250,000 visitors each year. Over the years, the Sculpture Exhibition has grown in reputation as well as sales. Please note, SDBG will not approve sculptures that require a crane to install/de-install. SDBG staff will be available to assist with loading and transporting sculpture to locations, installation and de-installation. Installation is tentatively scheduled for early May 2018, the opening reception is in June (tbd), and de-installation is April, 2019.


BUDGET: None. Artist is to deliver, install and de-install. Up to two SDBG staff members are available to assist with installation and de-installation if needed. SDBG adds an additional 35% to your price as retail price (plus applicable tax). If your work sells, the artist is expected to provide a replacement piece to be installed immediately, similar in scale to the original, for the balance of the exhibition. SDBG provides insurance on all artworks up to $10,000 per artwork for the duration of the exhibition.

DEADLINE: January 19, 2018

QUESTIONS: Naomi Nussbaum, Curator,, (858) 204-2058


AUBURN – RFP – Central Square Art Park Wall

In RFP on November 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

The Auburn Arts Commission (AAC) is dedicated to fostering and supporting visual and performing arts in Auburn. At the corner of High and Lewis Streets in the center of Downtown Auburn there is a small park with a large wall where we wish to install a unique, large scale, signature piece of original art work. The AAC is seeking proposals from artists interested in creating a signature 3-dimensional mural on a very visible wall in the heart of Downtown Auburn. The wall is in the Central Square Art Park, on the side of the Chamber of Commerce and Placer County Welcome Center building.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artist or team of artists interested in creating a mural with 3D elements, to be completed in spring 2018.

BUDGET: The project budget is not to exceed $15,000 for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget shall includethe artist(s) fee, supplies, travel‐related expenses, and all other associated costs.

DEADLINE: January 12, 2018