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CITY OF LA QUINTA – RFQ – City of La Quinta Pre-Qualified Artist Program

In RFQ, Uncategorized on June 20, 2019 at 12:42 am

Background: The City of La Quinta’s Public Art Program seeks to establish a new pre-qualified list of emerging and established artist and artist teams working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its inaugural Pre-Qualified Artist List.

The City of La Quinta’s Public Art Program gives voice to the city’s creative spirit – shaping La Quinta’s visual identity, defining places that anchor the community, and contributing to the city’s evolution as a dynamic place. The program seeks to:
Enhance the quality of life of residents,
Support creative and professional growth of the arts community,
Support economic growth,
Enhance the experience visitors have of La Quinta, and
Promote authentic images of La Quinta as a unique place, community and destination.

The City of La Quinta Public Art Program Pre-Qualified Artist List is open to receive applications from established as well as emerging artists who are interested in being considered for public art projects. The list is used to streamline the selection process and opens up every two years for artists to submit their information. Once submitted, an artist will be able to remain on the eligibility list for five years before re-applying. As public art projects arise, artists will be pooled from the list and placed for review and consideration to the project. The City of La Quinta requests qualifications from professional visual artists or artist teams who live in the United States. Artists living within a 150-mile radius of La Quinta are strongly encouraged to apply.

The list will also be made publicly available, for consideration of other projects undertaken in the area.

Eligibility: This request for qualifications is open to established and emerging artists. All artist/teams, 18 years of age or older, of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, and physical ability are encouraged to apply. Members of a review panel, any City of La Quinta Council person or any Community Services Commissioner or members of their families, employees of the City of La Quinta or employees of any collaborating organizations shall be excluded from consideration.

Deadline: Rolling basis

Budget: N/A

Contact information:

Please submit the following in a SINGLE PDF.
Letter of Interest: briefly describe your interest and qualifications for this project and what unique attributes your work would bring to the City of La Quinta.

Current Resume with contact information: outline your experience as an artist.
Artist teams must submit a resume for each member.

Six (6) images of completed past artworks.
A document including for each image: title of work, dimensions, medium, year of completion, a brief description, and value or budget amount for works of art for insurance purposes.
Artist Teams : submit images of work that demonstrates a collaborative effort to create an artwork by all members of the team. In the Letter of Interest please state how the team has worked collaboratively in the past and what role each team member played. When applying as a team you are expected to accept a commission as a team throughout the two year term in the artist list. If your team dissolves, individuals will not be considered for commissions and each artist must re-apply individually.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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CITY OF EL SEGUNDO – RFQ – Main/Imperial Entry Gateway

In RFQ, Uncategorized on June 14, 2019 at 9:20 pm

Background: The City of El Segundo is seeking a qualified Artist/Team to create an iconic Gateway Entry into El Segundo at the intersection of Main Street and Imperial Highway. The goal is to create entry improvements that reflect the character of El Segundo.

Eligibility: Any artist/architect/landscape architect working in California.

Deadline: July 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm

Budget: $150,000

Contact information: Christopher Hentzen, Park Superintendent
310 524-2716


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Mira Mesa Community Park Public Art Project

In RFQ on May 17, 2019 at 6:10 pm

Description: The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Mira Mesa Community Park Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artwork and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.

Eligibility: Any artist or artist team legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Deadline: 06/20/2019 4:00 PM PST

Budget: $400,000


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – ACLU Artist in Residence

In RFQ on April 24, 2019 at 11:24 pm


The ACLU of Southern California inaugural Artist-in-Residence program will embed an artist into the ACLU SoCal for a year-long collaboration. This unique opportunity will create a platform for the artist to work closely with the ACLU SoCal in developing, implementing, and promoting creative strategies through the lens of the artist’s practice.  More broadly, the AIR can aid in developing in an artistic approach for any aspect of the ACLU SoCal’s activities. Using art as a framework and material, this partnership will allow the ACLU SoCal to conceptualize its work and activities from an empowered position of change through creation. It is through this spirit of productive, creative energy that the AIR and the ACLU SoCal will engage allies and build awareness.

ELIGIBILITY: This residency is open to established and emerging professional artists who live or work in Southern California. The AIR must be available to participate in onsite meetings with ACLU SoCal staff members in their office in Los Angeles during the duration of the residency.

BUDGET: The AIR will be given an honorarium of $15,000 as an artist fee. Costs  associated with the execution, production, and installation of engagement and activations will be negotiated with the ACLU SoCal.

DEADLINE: June 5, 2019, 11:59pm PST

QUESTIONS: Do NOT contact the ACLU SoCal with questions regarding the RFQ. Please direct any inquiries to LeBasse Projects, the consulting firm for the AIR program. LeBasse Projects,


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Airline Support Building

In RFQ on April 24, 2019 at 4:01 pm

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (“Authority”) seeks statements of qualifications (“SOQ”) from artists or multiple artists as a team (“Artist”) to design, fabricate, transport and deliver, and consult during installation for an Artwork to be installed by the Authority for the Airline Support Building. The Airline Support Building (ASB) is a new building on the south side of the airfield, just north of N. Harbor Drive and east of the existing Administration Building.  Its intended use will be to serve belly cargo, provisioning and ground service equipment maintenance for multiple airline tenants, who will be collocated into a single building and separated by demising walls. An Artist or Artist team will be selected to design, fabricate, transport and deliver, and consult during the installation of a permanent artwork for the Airline Support Public Art Opportunity. The proposed Artwork will be sited in front of security fencing that surrounds a secured Airside apron area used by airline tenants for staging of cargo and ground equipment. The artwork is expected to double as a screening element and may take the form of a screen, wall relief, or multiple successive sculptural elements.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have demonstrated ability to create permanent site-responsive integrated projects and have successfully completed at least one (1) large-scale permanent public art commission project with a budget of at least $50,000. Refer to the RFQ for additional eligibility requirements.

BUDGET: $300,000.

DEADLINE: May 22, 2019

QUESTIONS: Lauren Lockhart


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Port of San Diego Performance Program

In RFQ on April 24, 2019 at 3:54 pm

The Port of San Diego’s Waterfront Arts & Activation department produces free community-focused events showcasing a variety of artistic performances around the San Diego Bay. These performances take the form of temporary pop-up artistic explorations as well as larger orchestrated free community events. Performances range from dance, theatre, and music, to new media, contemporary performance art, and interactive artworks. The current curatorial objective is to identify performance groups/artists to add to the Port’s 2019 – 2021 cultural programming. This Call for Artists invites artists and organizations to submit their qualifications for providing cultural performances to take place along the waterfront throughout District tidelands. Application materials will include a statement of intent, budgets, examples of past work and a resume/CV. Selected performance groups/artists will contract with the Port of San Diego on an as-needed basis. Performances will be programmed based on activation needs. An award of a contract is not a guarantee that performance services will be needed.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists based in the Counties of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego

BUDGET: Budgets will range from $500 – $15,000 per project based on each individual performer/performance group, the scale of performance, and specific project needs.

DEADLINE: May 27, 2019

QUESTIONS: Corey Dunlap, Project Manager,


KNIGHT FOUNDATION – RFQ – Public Spaces Fellowship

In RFQ on February 22, 2019 at 7:34 pm

Knight Foundation is inviting nominations for its inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes leading civic innovators who have created or influenced great public spaces in U.S. communities, creating more opportunities for connection and civic engagement. Chosen fellows will share up to $1 million in grants to continue their work. The Foundation is inviting people to nominate their candidate of choice. Individuals can also nominate themselves. Those who choose to nominate a candidate are encouraged to alert the nominee about the opportunity. If you have questions about the application, you can join an informational webinar to learn more about the fellowship on March 5 at 3 p.m. EST.

DEADLINE: March 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST



SEATTLE, WA – RFQ – The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway

In RFQ on February 14, 2019 at 12:09 am

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) in partnership with The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway, seeks an artist/artist team to create a durable and permanent public work of art to be sited in a transit-oriented development (TOD) on Capitol Hill at Broadway and John streets. The AMP Centerpiece Artwork will provide a physical place for remembrance and reflection, and a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma, and discrimination. The artwork will be sited adjacent to a tower wall approximately 40′ high and 30′ wide, located at the north end of the TOD plaza. The tower wall serves as a backdrop to a central community space and will be flanked by several new multi-story residential buildings that are under construction now.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to professional artists around the world. Students are not eligible to apply.

BUDGET: The selected artist/artist team will receive a commission of $300,000 USD to design, fabricate, and install the artwork.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:59 p.m. PST

QUESTIONS: Kristen Ramirez, Project Manager at (206) 615-1095,


SAN ANTONIO, TX – RFQ – Pre-Qualified List

In RFQ on February 13, 2019 at 3:53 pm

The City of San Antonio is implementing a comprehensive public art program that encompasses ongoing Capital Improvement resources, the new 2017-2022 Bond Program, non-bond public art projects, and special initiatives and will utilize the pre-qualified Public Artist list generated by this call. Qualifications are being accepted for each of these categories; Public Artists and Public Art Support Services.


DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 2019, 4:30 pm CST

QUESTIONS: or 210-207-4433


PHILADELPHIA, PA – RFQ – Public Services Building

In RFQ on February 13, 2019 at 3:48 pm

The City of Philadelphia seeks to commission an artwork in the PPSB’s planned public
entrance and lobby located at the northeast corner of the building facing North Broad Street. The features of the space include a double-height ceiling, large historic windows facing the street, exposed existing building structural elements, and a new covered entrance off Broad Street. The lobby will also be used for the display of PPD artifacts and objects that will be relocated from the existing headquarters lobby. The goals of lobby are to communicate the values and mission of the Philadelphia Police Department, to connect to the community, and to be a visual asset to this section of Broad Street.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to professional artists

BUDGET: $715,500

DEADLINE: March 6, 2019, 5:00pm EST

QUESTIONS: Public Art Director Margot Berg,; or
Percent for Art Project Manager Jacque Liu,