Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

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 – RFP – Exhibition proposals for Los Angeles International Airport

In RFP on September 18, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are seeking arts professionals to curate temporary exhibitions and installations at LAX as part of the LAWA Arts Exhibition Program. Through a variety of changing exhibitions and installations at LAX, the Arts Exhibition Program presents engaging artworks by artists from the Los Angeles region, one of the creative capitals of the world. For artists included in these exhibition projects, LAX functions as a cultural laboratory for creating distinctive and memorable art experiences for visitors. For millions of passengers each year, the Arts Exhibition Program provides access to diverse, contemporary artworks that reflect and celebrate the region’s creative caliber, while enhancing and humanizing their overall travel experience.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFP is open to applicants residing in the Southern California area, including the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura. Applicants with experience in curating site-specific exhibitions and/or installations are encouraged to apply. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: All exhibitions and installation projects commissioned for LAX through this RFP will include a curatorial budget that may range between $6,000 and $13,000. Budgets must be all-inclusive to cover all costs associated with each commissioned exhibition. Professional graphic design services for the signage and didactic material, in addition to professional art preparatory services for installation and de-installation of all exhibition projects, will be provided by the Arts Exhibition Program at no cost to the selected curator(s).

DEADLINE: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Ligeia Gorre (DCA), 213.202.5544; OR Tim McGowan (LAWA), 424.646.5312



LOS ANGELES – RFP – Youth Short Film Festival and Artist in Residence Program Administration

In RFP on September 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) invites experienced arts organizations and/or partnerships to submit a proposal to administer the “Making Movies that Matter” Youth Short Film Festival and Artist-in-Residence Program. This unique arts education program offered through DCA and Council District 12, introduces students to the art of storytelling through digital film-making while providing critical mentoring and technical support to ensure participant efficacy and success.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFP is open to arts organizations and/or partnerships in the Southern California area, including the County of Los Angeles. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: The budget for this program is up to $135,000. The budget will be all-inclusive and must cover all expenses associated with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the project, any required presentations, approvals, and/or City permits, as well as the costs of fingerprinting and health screening of Artist-in-Residence candidates

DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

QUESTIONS: Rhonda Mitchell,, 213.202.5544


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – 2018 Artist in Residence at Main Museum

In RFQ on August 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

The Main Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program is an interdisciplinary research and production program that aims to support Los Angeles-based artists by offering studio space in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, film/video, music/sound, choreography, and writing. Artists are invited to use the space as they wish, with no expectation of producing new work, though some residencies may result in exhibitions or public programs.

Residencies can last anywhere from three to nine months, depending on the needs of the individual artists. This opportunity for extensive time in the residency program allows for artists-in-residence to develop strong connections with the museum, other artists working in the space, and the surrounding community.

ELIGIBILITY: The residency program is open to artists based in Los Angeles.

BUDGET: The residency program offers artists a free private studio and an honorarium of $1,000 per month.

DEADLINE: Application materials must be received by Monday, October 2, 2017, at 5 p.m.

QUESTIONS: email Please no calls at this time.


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Homenaje a los Braceros, The Bracero Monument

In RFP on July 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar of the 14th District are interested in honoring the history and contributions of the Braceros between the 1940s and the 1960s. The Bracero – a Spanish term vaguely defined as “one who works with his arms” or performs “manual labor” – was the term used to describe 4.5 million Mexican men who legally migrated to the United States to support their families.

Council District 14 and DCA are seeking artists interested in creating a strong visual symbol of the bracero legacy. The monument should reflect the history of the braceros, pay homage to them, the nature of the work performed, impact on society, and their contributions to Los Angeles. The monument is intended to elevate and reveal the past, and should be presented in a manner that his culturally sensitive. Artists must demonstrate the professional capacity to oversee the design, fabrication, and installation of a public monument in a public space. Artists must also demonstrate the ability to work in consultation with project teams, including architects, landscape architects, engineers, fabricators, and general contractors. The selected artist/artist team must be available for meetings with the principals of the project, City advisory committees, and the public.

BUDGET: The budget for the project is $250,000. The budget is all-inclusive and must cover all expenses associated with the design, fabrication, and installation of the monument.  The City will prepare the site for the artist for the purpose of supporting and facilitating the implementation of the art project. Funding for the project is provided from the Arts Development Fee Trust Fund and private donations.

DEADLINE: August 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Muralist

In RFQ on June 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm

L.A. Works: L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: to increase volunteer participation in the community; to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions through access to volunteer labor and other resources, and to educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Based on the direction of the community partner, translate their vision into an illustrated mock-up that will be submitted to school principals or nonprofit partner for review and approval. Preferably be on site for event day to co-lead volunteer groups with art direction, when needed freestyle additional designs and clean up murals with aerosol. Estimated hours during event day average 6-8 hours. Project sites are public schools and community-based nonprofits located throughout LA County (San Fernando Valley, NELA, Mid-City, South LA, SouthBay, EastLA, Downtown LA).

BUDGET: This is a contracted project-based position. Compensation is based on the number of conceptualized designs, the number of surface areas and event day availability. Depending on event size, the fee ranges from $300 – $1500+.

TO APPLY: Submit resume, artist statement and 4-10 work samples via email or web links to Keisa Davis


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Professional Art Conservators

In RFQ on January 27, 2017 at 1:53 am

The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is the primary steward and agency responsible for the conservation, maintenance, and management of art and cultural assets acquired through its various programs. The City Art Collection contains more than 1,600 artworks—permanently sited and mobile, acquired through gifts, purchases, and long-term loans. The Public Works Improvements for Arts Program (PWIAP) is a City mandate that sets aside one-percent of the total cost of all construction, improvements, or renovation projects undertaken by the City for public art projects. Additionally, DCA is responsible for programming funds generated by the Arts Development Fee (ADF) Program for public art projects throughout the city.

The collection has grown to include murals, paintings, prints, sculpture; furniture, historical materials, ethnographic artifacts, architectural elements such as stained glass, or cast stone emblems; works on paper, and photographs that reflect the diversity of culture within Los Angeles. Most of the artworks are permanently-sited, integrated into the architecture and or free-standing.

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will enable DCA to create a Pre-Qualified list of up to twenty (20) conservators (including teams and/or firms) who demonstrate the professional capacity to advise on the maintenance of artworks, artifacts, and architectural elements, as well as conserve, examine, and provide preventative care treatments and recommendations for artworks.

ELIGIBILITY: Experienced conservators, teams or firms must demonstrate the vision, past experience and professional qualifications required to assess artwork; prepare treatment reports; clean artwork; and advise on the procedures on the conservation and maintenance of artworks and architectural enhancements as well as perform the outlined scope of services.

BUDGET: Project budgets will range from $1,000 to $200,000. Each budget will be all-inclusive, and must cover all expenses associated with the proposal development and the project execution.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Rochele Gomez, Arts Manager at or call DCA’s Public Art Division at 213 202-5544


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Portable Outdoor Mural

In RFP on January 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Greenway Arts Alliance unites communities through art, education and social enterprise. Through our professional theatre productions at the Greenway Court Theatre, educational programs through Greenway Institute for the Arts and the Melrose Trading Post, Greenway builds a vibrant artistic community. 20th Anniversary Public Art Portable Outdoor Mural Project at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles seeks an artist to create 4 portable pieces of public art for an outdoor environment that reflects the spirit of Greenway Arts Alliance Greenway Court Theatre and the Melrose Trading Post. creatively using 20 years of digital photos on large portable panels, to honor the organization’s 20th Anniversary. Engage our local artist community through educational programming organized by Greenway, including, but not limited to, volunteer participation, meet the artist opportunities, workshops, demonstrations, etc.

ELIGIBILITY: Artist must reside in Southern California

BUDGET: The project budget is not to exceed $10,000 for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget includes the artist(s) fee, supplies, travel-related expenses, and other associated costs.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

QUESTIONS: Whitney Weston, Co-Founder,


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Mural Artists Open Call

In RFQ on October 26, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking artists, artist teams, and/or arts organizations interested in creating mural projects, as part of the Arts Development Fee Program, throughout the fifteen (15) Council Districts in the City of Los Angeles. In some instances, a specific mural opportunity and location may be identified in advance and artists will be directed to develop a site-specific work at that location.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFQ is open to professional artists, artist teams and/or arts organizations who live and work in the County of Los Angeles.

BUDGET: Budgets for mural projects will range from $10,000 – $60,000.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Jasmine Regala, Arts Associate, at 213 202-5544 or


EAST HOLLYWOOD – RFQ – Madison Avenue Park Mural Project

In RFQ, Uncategorized on October 24, 2016 at 11:34 pm

LA Commons is searching for a mural artist to work with a core Youth Arts Team (Age 15-25) to collect community stories, attend the neighborhood story summit, design and paint a mural on a new building at the new Madison Avenue Park in East Hollywood. The lead artist will meet weekly with the youth artists age 15-25 to design and paint a mural. LA Commons will coordinate project partners, supply gathering, workshop space and recruitment of the youth arts team. The artist will lead the workshops, attend the neighborhood story summit and lead the team through the design, approval process and painting of the mural. Project Partner: The Trust for Public Land

ELIGIBILITY: Experience in visual arts and public art; working with youth and community; familiarity and experience in East Hollywood; creating murals and public art.

BUDGET: $5,000 stipend for lead artist

DEADLINE: November 2, 2016

TO APPLY: Send current resume and contact information; 5-7 samples of artwork, and artist statement of why you are interested in this project and your connection to East Hollywood.

QUESTIONS: Beth Peterson,; Community Arts Program Director, LA Commons, 323-620-6822