Posts Tagged ‘California’

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.



SAN JOSE, CA – RFQ – Iris Chang Park

In RFQ on November 2, 2015 at 6:44 pm

The opportunity for public art includes development of stand-alone artwork as well as collaboration with the landscape architects on site design, material selection, and landscape and otherwise creatively contribute to the base project’s enhancement. Whether final artistic approach is integrated landscape work or standalone artwork, the artist must work closely with the landscape architects to integrate the art into the park design.

Iris Chang was one of America’s leading young historians, and a San Jose resident. As a journalist and writer, Iris Chang was known for her exhaustive research writing historical books documenting the experiences of Asians and Chinese Americans. Her work reflects a deep concern about issues of human rights and discrimination; equally important was her belief that each of us as individuals can make a difference.  While not specifically a “memorial,” the memory of Iris Chang shall inspire the design of public art for the park.

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working or living in the California. If submitting as a team, a professional artist with public art experience must be the lead team member. All applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.

BUDGET: Total budget for the commissioned artwork is $100,000, inclusive of design, fabrication and installation.

DEADLINE: Monday, November 30, 2015

QUESTIONS: Mary Rubin, San Jose Public Art Project Manage,



In RFQ on October 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm

BART has issued RFQs for public art opportunities at the 19th Street, Powell Street and El Cerrito del Norte stations.  Artists who work in 2D are encouraged to apply for the 19th Street and Powell Street Station projects. Artists who have experience working in architecturally scaled glass or ceramic tile murals are invited to apply for the del Norte station project. Applications are being accepted through CAFE: Use Keyword BART to search for the 3 separate RFQs.

ELIGIBILITY: Applications are open only to artists residing in California.

BUDGET: $15,000-$180,000 (varies by station)

DEADLINE: November 4, 2015

QUESTIONS: For information or questions contact Abby Thorne-Lyman at


CITY OF PASADENA – RFP – NEA Our Town Project “My Pasadena”

In RFP on April 9, 2015 at 12:19 am

The City of Pasadena in partnership with Side Street Projects seeks proposals from California-based artists and collectives to create and install temporary, interactive public art projects in the Civic Center Overlay Zone that align with the City’s Public Art Master Plan as part of the My Pasadena: National Endowment for the Arts Our Town project.  The City is hosting a Community Meeting to review the project on:
Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 pm
The Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all California-based (live or work) artists or arts organizations.

BUDGET: The total artwork budget for projects is $95,000. Project award amounts range from $2,500 to $20,000 with only one $20,000 contract to be awarded.

DEADLINE:  Monday, May 4, 2015

QUESTIONS: Questions may be referred to the Cultural Affairs division at 626-744-7062.


CITY OF MOORPARK – RFQ – Police Services Center

In RFQ on March 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm

An artist is sought to design, fabricate, and install an artwork or artworks at the City of Moorpark Police Services Center at 610 Spring Road, Moorpark, California, 93021. Artists working in all mediums may apply but sculpture in metals, concrete, and other solid mediums are preferred. Projects using wall murals or art affixed to walls will not be accepted. The site for the artwork(s) is the general courtyard area at the Police Services Center on the northeast corner of the intersection of Spring Road and Flinn Avenue in Moorpark, California. The approximate area is 2,500 square feet and is currently improved with a square “criss-cross” pattern of turf divided by concrete curbs and includes purple plum trees. All or part of these improvements may be modified with the City’s consent as a part of the public art project.

ELIGIBILITY: Any professional artist who permanently resides in the State of California is eligible to apply.

BUDGET:  Approximately $145,000 for design, fabrication, and installation for the Artwork. The budget is all-inclusive and a proposed price must include all design fees; travel expenses; all labor, materials and fabrication costs; lighting and signage (if necessary); insurance costs; site-preparation costs; traffic control costs; engineering expenses; shipping and transportation to the site; installation; any applicable permit fees and taxes; any other expenses related to the design, fabrication, installation, and documentation of this project.  Artists are responsible for travel expenses including travel to interviews and meetings, if invited. No separate budget exists to support project-related travel for artists during the selection phase.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. PST

QUESTIONS: Jessica Sandifer, Management Analyst, or 805-517-6225


CITY OF HAYWARD – RFQ – Library and Community Learning Center (4 opportunities)

In RFQ on March 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The City of Hayward has undertaken the design and construction of a state-of-the-art, 21st Century Library & Community Learning Center facility and the restoration of an historic civic plaza/arboretum. The project is currently in the design development phase. Groundbreaking is anticipated to take place in August, 2015. The library facility and historic plaza/arboretum will be energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable to meet or exceed LEED Platinum certification standards. Among other sustainable design features, the new library facility will include a significant array of photovoltaic panels to meet the overall project goal of achieving Net Zero Energy certification. The principal project architect is Noll + Tam Architects, with landscape design by RHAA Landscape Architecture + Planning.

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists or artist teams residing in California, Oregon and Nevada with experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of public artwork are eligible to apply. These experienced public artists must be familiar with and skilled at working with art consultants, architects, designers, contractors and clients; i.e., project teams.

BUDGET: 4 project budgets range from $58,000 to $100,000.

DEADLINE: Monday, April 20, 2015

QUESTIONS: Beth Jones Art Consultant; please cc:


CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO – RFQ – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

In RFQ on October 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Soliciting applications from qualified artists to create a permanent artwork for the western facing façades of San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium turning it into a major new cultural asset for the Civic Center. This is a high profile opportunity for an imaginative and innovative artist to create a large scale artwork in a very prominent location. The site has great visibility given its proximity to City Hall, Market Street and Civic Center Plaza, which is home to a diverse array of civic and community celebrations. It is the daily site of democracy in action with political protests and demonstrations happening on a regular basis. In 1992, the building was renamed the Bill Graham Center in honor of the legendary Rock and Roll promoter Bill Graham.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists who reside in the United States. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration.

BUDGET: The total budget for artwork is $1,200,000 inclusive of all artist’s fees, as well as associated expenses for design, fabrication, insurance, transportation and installation.

DEADLINE: December 8, 2014, 2014 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

QUESTIONS: Contact  Zoë Taleporos, Public Art Program Associate by email at, or by phone at (415) 252-3215.



In RFP on May 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Green Public Art Consultancy invites artists, performers and designers to create floats, placards, portable sculptures, kites, performances, art bikes, balloons and street spectacles for a Green Art Parade! Parade entries can make political statements, environmental messages. For inspiration, visit this pinterest board to get those wheels turning!

The route will begin at a location TBD in North Park and will conclude at Art Produce (3139 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104). Participants must be able to walk, run, and/or roll the entire route. The route will not exceed 1 mile in length.

The Green Art Parade will occur on two dates, Saturday, July 13, 2013 and Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:00pm. An artist’s reception at the Art Produce gallery and garden will immediately follow each event.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all artists residing in Southern California. Artists living in San Diego are especially encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE: Submission materials are due May 15, 2013 by 5:00pm via email to: . Selected artists notified on May 20, 2013 with an official invitation to participate.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Rebecca Ansert, or 424-229-2257


CITY OF INGLEWOOD – RFP – Inglewood Growing Artists’ Projects (I-GAP)

In RFP on May 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Professional artists are invited to apply for Inglewood Growing Artists Projects (I-GAP) funds to assist in the creation and/or completion of an original artistic project to provide a cultural benefit to the City of Inglewood. This funding may be used for the entire project or completion of an existing project. The project must be completed within 12 months of contract signing.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all professional artists (18 years of age or older) in the US. Institutions are not eligible to apply. Artists with a studio or residence in Inglewood, CA are highly encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:00pm

BUDGET: Three contracts for services will be made: one at $25,000, one at $15,000 and one at $10,000. Artists may apply to any or all funding levels, but only one contract will be made to an artist. If artists are collaborating, a lead artist must be identified to manage the Artist’s Project, receive and report on the funds.

QUESTIONS: Ed Johnson, Purchasing and Contracts Services Manager, (310) 412-5266 or