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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 rochele.gomez@lacity.org or call DCA’s Public Art Division at 213 202-5544

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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, mural@greenwayarts.org

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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 dca.publicart@lacity.org

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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, beth@lacommons.org; Community Arts Program Director, LA Commons, 323-620-6822

LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Rancho Cienega Sports Complex

In RFQ on September 29, 2016 at 12:09 am

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is seeking artists and artist teams interested in creating a public art project for the new Rancho Cienega Sports Complex located at 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles 90016, in the City’s 10th Council District, Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr. The Rancho Cienega Sports Complex is being designed by the City’s Bureau of Engineering, Architectural Division, in conjunction with SPF:a Architects. The construction project includes the replacement of the facility’s existing gym and pool structures, as well as upgrades to its infrastructure, parking lots, athletic fields, and landscaping. The architectural design was selected through a competition process, and incorporates simple modern and contemporary facades in a bar building arrangement that will aid in retaining the park’s landmark status in this region.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFQ is open to professional artists and artist teams residing in the City of Los Angeles.

BUDGET: The maximum budget available for public art at the new Rancho Cienega Sports Complex is $185,320. This budget must cover all costs associated with the design, fabrication, and installation of the commissioned public art project including engineering and City permits as required, as well as any public programming associated with the artwork.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

QUESTIONS: Martica Stork, martica.stork@lacity.org or call 213 202-5544

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LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Little Armenia Gateway

In RFQ on September 29, 2016 at 12:05 am

Los Angeles’ Little Armenia has long served as home to one of the largest Armenian populations in the region. To commemorate this rich history, the community desires to have a Gateway to honor the ancestry and culture of the Armenian community. The Gateway will signify a warm welcome to all visitors to Little Armenia and to the City of LA. Council District 13 is interested in placing the Little Armenia Gateway near the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.  The Gateway will be a prominent visual symbol of mutual respect, serve as a cultural destination and contribute to the goal of creating a safer and livable neighborhood.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to professional artists/artist teams nationally and who live and work in the County of Los Angeles.

BUDGET: The budget for the project is $350,000. The budget is all-inclusive and must cover all expenses associated with the design, fabrication and installation of the gateway project.

DEADLINE:  Deadline to apply has been extended to October 14, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

QUESTIONS and INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY: Tania Picasso, Arts Manager at 213.202.5544or dca.publicart@lacity.org

 

LOS ANGELES METRO – Salary Position – Arts Manager

In Salary Position on September 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is seeking an experienced arts manager to join Metro’s vibrant Art and Design program. Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. A diverse range of site-specific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the quality of transit environments, creating a sense of place and strengthening ties with the communities we serve. Our multi-faceted program ranges from photography installations to onboard posters, mosaics and sculptures, workshops, art tours and live performances, as well as the monitoring, care and conservation of our expansive collection of public art and portable artworks. The Metro Art and Design team delivers highly visible projects in a fast paced environment within one of the largest and most effective and efficiently operated mass transit systems in the entire nation. The agency also offers employees an attractive compensation and benefit package which includes tuition and professional development opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have a BA and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience, including two years of supervisory experience in developing and implementing complex, highly visible public art projects. Experience working with artists, architects, engineers, contractors, and highly specialized fabricators on large scale projects in the public context, is strongly desired, as are community engagement, strong communication and project management skills. Preferred candidates must have a sophisticated knowledge of contemporary visual art and be able to interpret architectural drawings and specifications.

SALARY: $90,813 – $113,526 – $136,219

DEADLINE: 5pm, Tuesday October 11, 2016

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LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Art Curator

In Salary Position on August 1, 2016 at 7:18 pm

An Art Curator performs professional curatorial and educational work at the City’s art galleries, and with the City’s permanent art collection; secures, arranges, installs and maintains art exhibitions; designs exhibitions; solicits donations and effects loans from other institutions; provides technical advice; prepares educational material to describe and publicize exhibits; plans corollary educational programming and events for the public; arranges for documentation of events related to exhibitions; supervises development, installation and maintenance of exhibitions; prepares exhibition budgets and promotes interest in the City’s visual arts program.

ELIGIBILITY: A master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university majoring in visual arts such as Art, Art History, Museum Studies or a closely related field and two years of full-time paid professional art curatorial experience at a museum or nonprofit art gallery; or A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university majoring in visual arts such as Art, Art History, Museum Studies or a closely related field and three years of full-time paid professional art curatorial experience at a museum or nonprofit art gallery.

SALARY: $50,342.00 – $73,581.00 Annually

DEADLINE: Thursday, August 4, 2016

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LOS ANGELES METRO – Salary Position – Senior Art Program Specialist

In Salary Position on July 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is seeking an experienced Senior Art Program Specialist to join the Metro’s vibrant Art and Design program. Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. A diverse range of site-specific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the quality of transit environments, creating a sense of place and strengthening ties with the communities we serve. Our multi-faceted program ranges from photography installations to onboard posters, mosaics and sculptures, workshops, art tours and live performances, through to our monitoring, care and conservation of our expansive collection of public art and portable artworks.

The Metro Art and Design team delivers high visibility projects within a fast paced environment within one of the largest and most effective and efficiently operated mass transit systems in the entire nation, and with an expanding multi-modal network, it makes it an exciting and rewarding time to join Metro. Metro also offers employees an attractive compensation and benefit package which includes tuition and professional development opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have a BA and a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience implementing public art or community art programs. Experience working with artists, architects, engineers and highly specialized artwork fabricators on large scale projects in the public context, is strongly desired, as are community engagement skills. Preferred candidates must be detailed oriented and have a sophisticated knowledge of contemporary visual art, art fabrication techniques and be able interpret architectural drawings and specifications.

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LOS ANGELES – RFQ – CURRENT:LA Site Coordinators

In For Members, RFQ on June 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs has an exciting opportunity for up to 15 Site Coordinators to assist with CURRENT:LA Water, an inaugural Public Art Biennial that is presenting temporary public art installations and cultural programming in publicly accessible locations throughout the city of Los Angeles from July 16th to August 14th. The Site Coordinators will have a rich understanding of public art practices, serve as a docent engaging the public, and act as a steward to volunteers, local organizations, and community members.

ELIGIBILITY: The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate experience with project coordination, and possess strong leadership skills; have knowledge of contemporary public art practices in Los Angeles; have relevant professional experience with community engagement. The candidate must have a professional disposition and positive attitude; possess strong communication skills; bilingual fluency is desired; employ exemplary time management strategies; ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task; and abide by City protocol.

BUDGET: Stipend hourly rate of $23.26 per hour (or internship opportunity) will be provided. Ability to work part-time, up to twenty-four (24) hours per week is required. Must be willing to work some evenings and most weekends. Must be able to attend a Mandatory Orientation on either Monday, June 27th or Tuesday, June 28th.

DEADLINE: June 8, 2016

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a completed city application (available on http://www.governmentjobs.com), a one-page cover letter of interest and a professional resume or curriculum vitae (2 page maximum). Please email documents to jasmine.regala@lacity.org with the subject header: CURRENT:LA Water Site Coordinator Position.