Posts Tagged ‘California’

SANTA ROSA – RFQ – Coffey Park

In RFQ on January 29, 2019 at 4:13 pm

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate and install public art in Coffey Neighborhood Park, in conjunction with the redesign/rebuild of the park post-fire. The artist or artist team selected for this project will be required to undertake research and discussion with key stakeholders and thoughtfully engage the Coffey Park neighborhood to develop a concept proposal for the public art project. From preliminary surveys of the neighborhood, residents indicate a preference for interactive and functional public art, including playground equipment and seating. The public art should be integrated into the design of the park as much as possible. Design elements should reflect the identity and resiliency of the Coffey Park neighborhood and respectfully commemorate the Tubbs Fire.

ELIGIBILITY: This commission is open to practicing, professional artists residing in California.

BUDGET: The total available funding for the project is $50,000.

DEADLINE: 5:00pm on February 7, 2019

QUESTIONS: Tara Thompson, (707) 543-4512,


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Little Tokyo Artist Residency

In RFQ on November 28, 2018 at 9:55 pm

The 2019 +LAB Artist Residency is a creative place-keeping residency that will focus on addressing the most recent cycle of displacement that is affecting Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. We are seeking community-engaged artists who will help LTSC successfully advocate for the responsible development of two highly contested parcels of land owned by the City of Los Angeles: First Street North (FSN) and the Mangrove block (Mangrove).  This year’s cohort of four artists will work together with Little Tokyo stakeholders and residents in a three-month immersive residency to create a project or projects based on this theme. Residency: June 1-August 31, 2019

ELIGIBILITY: Open to California Artists. Artists whose creative practice reflects a desire to work collaboratively or within a community context; reflects an awareness of culture, socio-economic and political paradigms; have a demonstrated interest in subject matter addressing either the history of Japanese American communities or other communities of color; and have experience in other communities facing displacement. Artists with experience in the ideas and practices of creative placemaking, social practice, public practice, or community-based arts will be the most successful candidates.

BUDGET: $4000 monthly stipend + up to $500 RT in-state travel + a project budget- up to $6500.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019 , 10:59 PST

QUESTIONS: 213-473-3029 or


SANTA ROSA – RFP – Fire Response Temporary Public Art Projects

In RFP on September 6, 2018 at 11:36 pm

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or artist team to create and install temporary art installations addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. In proximity to the one-year anniversary of the wildfires, this funding is to support artists to produce and present community-based projects in response to the fires that activate public spaces. Projects must be temporary installations that are in public places or within public view for as little as one day or up to 3 months. This is the first round of this opportunity and includes a fast-paced timeline to allow for projects around the first anniversary of the fires. Round Two will be published next year and will include more lead time for additional projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists or artist teams must live in California.

BUDGET: Applicants may request up to $4,000. This should be inclusive of artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, including engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation of the artwork, insurance, and all other project related expenses.

DEADLINE: September 26, 2018 at 5:00pm PST



SACRAMENTO, CA – RFQ – Public Art Consultant

In RFQ on August 13, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Rudolph & Sletten and Turner Construction Company are the design-build contracting entities for the new State of California O Street Office Building and new State of California Natural Resources Building respectively. Both teams are requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from individuals or firms (Applicants) for Art Consulting services for these two projects. One consultant will be selected to serve both projects but contracted independently with Rudolph & Sletten and Turner for each project.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be located in California and at least 5 years experience developing and implementing a public art program.

BUDGET: The budgeted cost of the State of California Natural Resources Building public art program, including art consulting services, artists’ fees, artwork fabrication, and installation is $1,967,000. The budgeted cost of the State of California O Street Office Building public art program, including art consulting services, artists’ fees, artwork fabrication, and installation is $850,000.

DEADLINE: Statements are due on/or before Friday August 31, 2018 at 4:00pm



STATE OF CALIFORNIA – Museum Curator III exam

In Salary Position on March 1, 2018 at 11:21 pm

ELIGIBILITY: Three years of professional experience in museum work, at least two of which must be at the level and responsibility of a Museum Curator II. This experience must include responsibility for managing programs, budgeting, personnel, research,
and the preparation of reports for a museum or educational institution. And, education equivalent to graduation from college with major work in museum studies, history, anthropology, archeology, art, or natural sciences. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education, with two years of experience being equivalent to one year of college for up to two years.) CLICK HERE FOR MORE

SALARY: $5,417.00 – $6,730.00/month

DEADLINE: April 4, 2018



SAN FRANCISCO – RFQ – SF Bart projects and Artist Pool

In RFQ on February 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is seeking artists for 5 projects, and an artist pool. The opportunities: 1. Market Street Canopies – Artists to design low relief element; 2. Lake Merritt Plaza/TOF – Artist as Design Team Member; 3. Walnut Creek Station – Artist as Design Team Member; 4. Concord Station – Artist as Design Team Member.

The Station projects each seek an artist to participate in community engagement and identify opportunities for art to be incorporated into elements of the station that as part of the planned renovation or new construction. Artists can also apply solely for a pool of artist as design team member for future projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must reside in California

BUDGET: $20,000 – $40,000 per project (see RFQ for details)

DEADLINE: March 5, 2018 at 10 p.m. PST

QUESTIONS: Jennifer Easton, BART Art Program Manager, No phone calls please.


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,


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Little Tokyo LAB Artist Residency

In RFQ on November 27, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Little Tokyo Service Center seeks creative artists whose artistic practice reflects a desire to work collaboratively or within a community context; reflects an awareness of culture, socio-economic and political paradigms; has a demonstrated interest in subject matter addressing the history of Japanese American communities; and is willing to be engaged with the residency program through their art making disciplines including: social and civic practice; sculpture and installation; visual art; photography, video or media; design; creative writing; movement and dance; music or performance traditions. Little Tokyo Service Center, a Community Development Corporation in Los Angeles, California, presents the +LAB Artist Residency Program, which seeks 4 artists for a three-month community based residency May 1 through July 31, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: Must live and work in California, be at least 21 years of age by application deadline, not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program, able to participate in the residency for the full three month period, agree to live for the three month residency session at the Hotel Daimaru, and CV should demonstrate working professionally for at least five years.

BUDGET: $4000 monthly stipend, up to $500 RT in-state travel, up to $8000 project budget

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

QUESTIONS: or 213-473-3029


SAN JOSE – RFQ – End of Watch Police Memorial

In RFQ on October 24, 2016 at 11:49 pm

San Jose Public Art (SJPA), the City of San Jose’s Public Art Program, is seeking an experienced artist to create a permanent memorial to honor San Jose Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. The City of San Jose is creating the End of Watch Police Memorial to honor and memorialize San Jose Police Officers who have lost their lives in service to the public. There is interest in an approach that provides a thoughtful, reflective experience for those who visit the memorial. It will also be a site where the public comes to share expressions of grief when officers lose their lives, and will be an area that will be integral in the Police Department’s annual Memorial Ceremony.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open only to artists living and working in California. One artist or artist team will be selected for the project.

BUDGET: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 10:59 PM PDT

DEADLINE: The available funding for this public art project is presently up to $130,000, for design development, fabrication and installation. The project funding is allocated as follows: Design: 1) $20,000 for completion of all steps of the design phase from concept development through construction documentation including engineering and, 2) Fabrication & Installation: Up to $110,000.

QUESTIONS: Lynn Rogers, Sr. Project Manager,, or (408) 793-4339.


BERKELEY, CA – RFQ – Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza

In RFQ on March 22, 2016 at 1:21 am

The City of Berkeley and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) are soliciting applications from artists to incorporate design elements into several architectural structures as part of the redesign of the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza. We are looking for artists to create artwork that will be produced as digital files and translated onto a vinyl film that is then adhered onto several glass structures in the Plaza. It is a great opportunity for artists who do very bold, graphic images.

This is a fast track project, with the final art designs being completed by November 1 2016. BART will be responsible for producing the vinyl film and for its installation on the Plaza structures

ELIGIBILITY: This competition is limited to artists residing in California.

BUDGET: The artist or artist team selected to create original artwork based on their conceptual design proposal will receive a fee of $25,000.

DEADLINE: April 22, 2016 5:00 p.m.