Posts Tagged ‘California’

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.



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