Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

LOS ANGELES – RFP – Embed the Arts in Client Reentry

In RFP on May 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm


The Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC), the Los Angeles County Probation Department (Probation), and the Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) seek an artist or organization to establish an arts-focused approach to client care by working with clients, county staff and the community-based organizations co-located in the Reentry Center of the new Probation office at 3965 South Vermont Avenue.


The Los Angeles County Probation Department will open an area office at 3965 South Vermont Avenue in June 2019. A new community Reentry Center will be located on the third floor of the building and operated in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry. The center will provide services to those who are on adult felony probation, their families and the community. LACAC, Probation, and ODR seek an artist or non-profit organization to be physically located at the Reentry Center as a long-term strategy for embedding the arts into client healing, socioemotional development, job skills training, and family reunification. Most art instruction workshops, rehearsals and performances/ exhibitions for clients will be coordinated by the artist or organization and will take place on dates and times as determined by the collective which could include evenings and weekends. Some instruction may take place Monday-Friday during office hours (8am-5pm) as appropriate within the shared 3rd floor open floorplan.


This residency is open to artists or organizations based in Los Angeles County. The artist or organization must be available to be onsite at the Reentry Center on the 3rd floor of the new Probation office at 3965 South Vermont Avenue on a part-time flexible schedule , including evenings and weekends.


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – ACLU Artist in Residence

In RFQ on April 24, 2019 at 11:24 pm


The ACLU of Southern California inaugural Artist-in-Residence program will embed an artist into the ACLU SoCal for a year-long collaboration. This unique opportunity will create a platform for the artist to work closely with the ACLU SoCal in developing, implementing, and promoting creative strategies through the lens of the artist’s practice.  More broadly, the AIR can aid in developing in an artistic approach for any aspect of the ACLU SoCal’s activities. Using art as a framework and material, this partnership will allow the ACLU SoCal to conceptualize its work and activities from an empowered position of change through creation. It is through this spirit of productive, creative energy that the AIR and the ACLU SoCal will engage allies and build awareness.

ELIGIBILITY: This residency is open to established and emerging professional artists who live or work in Southern California. The AIR must be available to participate in onsite meetings with ACLU SoCal staff members in their office in Los Angeles during the duration of the residency.

BUDGET: The AIR will be given an honorarium of $15,000 as an artist fee. Costs  associated with the execution, production, and installation of engagement and activations will be negotiated with the ACLU SoCal.

DEADLINE: June 5, 2019, 11:59pm PST

QUESTIONS: Do NOT contact the ACLU SoCal with questions regarding the RFQ. Please direct any inquiries to LeBasse Projects, the consulting firm for the AIR program. LeBasse Projects,


LOS ANGELES – Salary Position – Senior Art Program Specialist Pre-Qualified Pool

In Salary Position on March 5, 2019 at 5:45 pm

LA Metro is seeking a senior-level professional to work in delivering high visibility art programs associated with improving mobility and the quality of life for millions of Los Angeles County residents and visitors. The position will develop and implement innovative arts programs which transform the customer experience, enhance the use of transit and strengthens Metro’s ties with the communities it serves. 

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Art, Art History, Architecture, Urban Planning or Design, Public Administration or other related field and 3 years of journey-level experience implementing art programs in the public realm

SALARY: $69,722 – $104,541 annually

DEADLINE: March 8, 2019



In RFP on February 6, 2019 at 12:03 am

Old Pasadena Management District seeks submissions for the third annual BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena. The free, one-day event encourages the community to experience bold art in myriad ways within the district’s unique downtown alleyways. Artists are invited to submit proposals for site-specific, temporary, outdoor installations. Submissions should be community friendly and showcase color, fun, surprise, and playfulness. Participatory and interactive work, “experiments,” and surprising/creative approaches are welcome. Emerging artists are strongly encouraged to submit.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must live in the greater Los Angeles area and be at least 18 years of age. Pasadena-based artists are especially encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: Six awards of $750 each

DEADLINE: Friday, March 15, 2019, 12:00PM

QUESTIONS: Janet Swartz or Sarah Hilbert –


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Little Tokyo Embedded Artist

In RFQ, Salary Position on November 28, 2018 at 10:01 pm

Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is exploring the intersection of arts and culture with community development. To this end, we are exploring deep partnerships with artists in non-traditional roles. Using innovative arts-based strategies and solutions to achieve our goals and strengthen cohesion among staff is an integral part of this exploration. This shift in organizational approach marks a vision that includes deeper collaborative work with local organizations, artists, and staff. The selected artist will help steward collaborative, interdepartmental processes that are focused on improving the ability of staff to respond to each other along with community needs, priorities, and desires. The selected artist will build on work that LTSC staff is conducting over the Fall of 2018 to develop priority action areas that cross departments. Planning (time commitment: 30 hrs/week from Jan-Feb 2019). Execution (time commitment: depends on degree of involvement in project – minimum 15-20 hrs/week March – December 2019).

ELIGIBILITY: We welcome both practicing artists and artists on hiatus from professional practice to apply for this position. However, applicants should ensure they can commit to LTSC for the duration of their employment.

BUDGET: $25-$30 per hour DOE

DEADLINE: Thursday, December 13, 2018



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


LOS ANGELES – Salary Position – Co-Director and Chief Curator LAND

In Salary Position on November 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 committed to curating site-specific public art exhibitions in Los Angeles and beyond. LAND believes that all people deserve the opportunity to experience innovative contemporary art in their everyday existence, to enhance their quality of life and ways of thinking about their community. In turn, artists deserve the opportunity to realize projects in the public realm, unsupported through traditional institutions. LAND brings contemporary art outside of the walls of museums and galleries, into our shared public spaces and unique sites, in Los Angeles and beyond.

The Co-Director & Chief Curator leads the organization by setting and presenting the strategic vision to its founding mission, commissioning innovative contemporary public art projects, in Los Angeles and beyond. This position further ensures that LAND produces ambitious, innovative programming in the form of exhibitions, publications, and programs such as artist talks and symposia. The position works with the current Co-Director to provide leadership and oversight in all non-program areas: strategic partnerships and sponsorships, gallery operations, fund development, board and external relations, program budget management and staff management. The Co-Director & Chief Curator oversees all curatorial decisions as well as –alongside the Co-Director & Curator of Performance– the annual budget, fundraising, marketing, and longer-term strategic goals for the organization.

ELIGIBILITY: A highly functioning arts executive with a minimum of seven years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities required, and, preferably, an MA or PhD in a related field.

TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to

DEADLINE: Open until filled

QUESTIONS: 323-776-6629 or


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Creative Catalyst Program

In RFP on September 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs Grants Administrative Division invites experienced and innovative artists, curators, architects or persons with a similar skill set in creative production and community organizing to submit proposals to the Creative Catalyst Program. This program is in its second year and is a collaboration between the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to place innovation-minded citizen in residence at DOT for contractual employment for two years, to develop ideas, spark culture change, and produce creative interventions related to Vision Zero, a city initiative to reduce and eliminate traffic fatalities by 2025.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must live in Los Angeles County

BUDGET: The select applicant will be contracted by DCA and receive a $52,000 stipend over a 12-month period. If all parties are satisfied, the 12-month contract will be extended for another 12-months. The proposed time frame for the proposed job is December 2018 to December 2019.

DEADLINE: September 28, 2018, 5:00 PM (PST)


LOS ANGELES – Workshop – Public Art Contracts: An Attorney’s and Artist’s Perspective

In Artist Professional Development on August 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Workshop hosted by the California Lawyers for the Arts. In this workshop, attorney Louis E. Greenwald and artist Christopher Slatoff will discuss the legal issues and the steps necessary for an artist’s successful completion of a public art project. They will discuss common contract clauses in public art contracts, while focusing on ways to avoid pitfalls and common mistakes. They will also cover, among other things, fabrication, armatures, and appropriate mounting systems for installation of a public work of art. Please join us for a wine & cheese reception at 6:30 followed by the lecture and Q & A from 7:00-8:30 PM.

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018; 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

General Admission: $20


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – CURRENT: LA Call for Artists

In RFQ on June 27, 2018 at 9:53 pm

CURRENT:LA is presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) every three years. It features temporary public art projects and public programs that activate all 15 Council Districts in the City of Los Angeles. DCA is seeking artists/teams qualified to create original, temporary public art projects for CURRENT:LA FOOD in 2019. Up to ten (10) artists or artist team(s) will be awarded a temporary public art commission through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). CURRENT:LA FOOD will take place from October 5 to November 3, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to professional artists/teams living in Los Angeles County.

BUDGET: $25,000

DEADLINE: July 26, 2018, 11:59pm

QUESTIONS: Paul Pescador,, (213) 202-5544