Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles County’

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFQ – Vermont Corridor

In RFQ on April 26, 2018 at 5:58 pm

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program seeks artist(s) or artist team(s) to create ARTWORK for the Vermont Corridor Building, a new facility for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. The Vermont Corridor is a major project which spans 5 County owned properties in the Korea-town area of LA. The sites are located at 3175 West 6th Street and at 433, 510, 526, 532 and 550 South Vermont Avenue. This project is anticipated to have a two year design and construction schedule.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to artists living in the United States. In an effort to grow a diverse collection, artists who have artwork in the Los Angeles County’s Civic Art Collection will not be eligible unless this project has a higher budget than the previously commissioned project.

BUDGET: All-inclusive budget of $850,000, which is divided between the two art opportunities in $700,000 for the terrace level and $150,000 for the client intake level.

DEADLINE: Monday, June 4, 2018

QUESTIONS: Mayen Alcantara, Senior Project Manager of Civic Art, at 213-202-5859 or at with subject: VERMONT CORRIDOR BUILDING



LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFQ – Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center

In RFQ on March 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks an artist or artist team to design and create a large scale hanging artwork for the lobby of Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center, an innovative new health and social services center that brings together seven Los Angeles County departments so that families can experience integrated, cohesive care all under one roof. The Center is home to Inverted Landscape, an award winning Elena Manferdini sculpture in the lobby and Future Memories by Lynn Criswell in the employee lunch rooms. Funding has been identified for a third civic artwork that will contribute to setting an inviting atmosphere for clients in the lobby. The proposed artwork can either be a hanging artwork or a mobile and must be lightweight.

ELIGIBILITY: The commission is open to professional artists residing in Southern California, defined as Ventura to San Diego Counties, who have demonstrated successful completion of a permanent large scale civic artwork. Artists who already have artwork in the County’s Civic Art Collection are eligible to apply if this project has a higher budget than the previously commissioned project.

BUDGET: The all-inclusive artwork budget is approximately $100,000. This budget includes artist fees, liability insurance, artist travel, and all costs associated with the design, engineering, fabrication, permitting, delivery and installation of the artwork.

DEADLINE: May 7, 2018

QUESTIONS:  Iris Anna Regn, Civic Art Project Manager, at 213-202-3985 or


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


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


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFQ – Creative Strategist Artist-in-Residence (AIR)

In RFQ on December 7, 2017 at 4:47 pm

AIR is a two-year artist-in-residence (AIR) that embeds an artist as creative strategist and art maker into Los Angeles County’s Vision Zero Initiative to raise awareness and address real life traffic safety issues by fostering community interaction as a bridge builder, seeking out the community’s creative spark in order to incubate and foster a diversity of creative solution, ideas as well as innovative artist-driven programming. The creative strategist will serve as an AIR and reside within the Department of Public Health (DPH) Policies for Liavable Active Communities and Environments program (PLACE) with a part-time commitment and flexible scheduling. The AIR will work collaboratively across County departments and staff.

ELIGIBILITY: AIR is open to professional artists who are residents of Los Angeles County and are available to participate onsite for a part-time flexible schedule in County offices in Koreatown and Alhambra as well as community locations in unincorporated LA County for the duration of the AIR.

BUDGET: Each year the artist will be given an all-inclusive budget of $35,000 per year for artist fees and travel/mileage/parking ($25,000) and all costs associated with the development and execution of community-specific engagement, activities and art making ($10,000).

DEADLINE: January 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM (PST)

QUESTIONS: Pauline Kanako Kamiyama, Deputy Director of Civic Art, (213) 202-5920,


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,


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Artist in Residence

In RFP on September 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm

The Artist in Residence RFP supports artists in providing community-based, participatory projects in self-selected non-arts venues throughout the City of Los Angeles in order to gather, connect, and inspire audiences with underserved or little exposure to artistic and cultural opportunities.  Residency projects engage participants in a series of artist-led workshops that are highly participatory and/or educational, and which match thoughtful and meaningful exchanges with appropriate audiences at host organizations in each City Council District.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must reside in Los Angeles County, must demonstrate at least 2-years of experiences, and propose a host organization.

BUDGET: Grants will be provided for up to 30 separate teaching artists. Fifteen grants of approximately $8,000 and fifteen additional grants of approximately $4,000.

DEADLINE: Workshop Assistance September – October 2017; Online Submission Deadline: October 27, 2017; Hard Copy Postmark by: Wednesday, November 31, 2017

QUESTIONS: (213) 202-5566,


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Salary Position – Civic Art Assistant

In Salary Position on June 9, 2017 at 10:55 pm

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks a full-time Civic Art Program Assistant for its Civic Art Program, which works with emerging and leading civic artists, County departments and communities to create artwork, exhibitions, temporary art and event based programming for new and renovated facilities throughout Los Angeles County.

ELIGIBILITY: Candidates should have experience in a responsible administrative role, preferably with a nonprofit art organization or municipality working in a support capacity. The successful candidate will have knowledge of, or interest in, public art and contemporary visual arts; proven top-notch organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; familiarity with design and photo editing software; and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, MS Word, PowerPoint, databases and Excel.

SALARY: This is a full-time contract position. The annual compensation is $31,000-$42,000 based on experience. Selected contractor will be required to have General Liability and Auto Insurance and must complete a Live Scan (criminal background check).

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met and may close without advance notice.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, no more than two pages, stating why the position is of interest and your skill set relevant to the position, résumé, a list of three professional references, including name, title, company and contact information, and salary history to Lida Venieri, Civic Art Finance and Operations Manager,


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFQ – Civic Art Registrar

In RFQ on May 23, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks a full time Registrar with experience in museum registration, collections management, cataloging and database management for its Civic Art Program.

ELIGIBILITY: Minimum 3 years of experience working directly with a museum or library collection or equivalent combination of education and experience in the public and/or private sector. Bachelor’s Degree in art history, museum studies, information studies, library science or related field.

COMPENSATION: This is a full time contract position. Compensation: $30/hour. Selected contractor will be required to have General Liability and Auto Insurance and must complete a Live Scan (criminal background check).

DEADLINE: Open until filled

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter stating why the position is of interest, résumé, and a list of three professional references and salary history to Clare Haggarty, Deputy Director of Collections,