Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

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


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – CURRENT: LA Public Program Providers

In RFQ on June 27, 2018 at 9:29 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 individuals, collectives, and nonprofit organizations qualified to create original public programs as part of CURRENT:LA FOOD in 2019. Up to fifteen (15) individuals, collectives, and/or nonprofit organizations will be awarded public program commissions through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). CURRENT:LA FOOD will take place from October 5 to November 3, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to individuals, collectives, and nonprofit organizations based in Los Angeles County.

BUDGET: $3,000- $10,000

DEADLINE: July 26, 2018, 11:59pm

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


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Multiple Feeds Response Videos

In RFP on March 12, 2018 at 5:16 pm

Multiple Feeds is an online and gallery video opportunity that will feature video pieces by emerging artists.  These videos are posted online and will be later be presented in person starting Saturday, April 28, 2018 at LAAA’s Gallery 825. Multiple Feeds unique design will allow the viewing audience to create and post their own video content in response to the videos by LAAA artists. This effort will culminate in an exhibition at LAAA’s Gallery 825 on April 28 and runs through June 1, 2018. The LAAA artists’ videos will be played alongside the videos created in response, creating a dialog between the LAAA artists and the audience. Artists will be notified via email if their work is selected.

ELIGIBILITY: Open Call. Artists may submit one video response (application below). The platform for Multiple Feeds will only be LAAA’s channel on YouTube. If your video resides on Vimeo or any other platform other than YouTube, you need to first create a YouTube account or access your existing YouTube account and post your selected video on YouTube.

DEADLINE: April 7, 2018

TO APPLY: STEP 1:  CLICK HERE to view videos by LAAA artists. Decide which video you would like to respond to. STEP 2: CLICK HERE to complete and submit the Application Form for the Multiple Feeds response videos.

QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, 825 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069, 310.652.8272,,



In RFQ on March 1, 2018 at 10:48 pm

Metros Capital, a local real estate development company, is launching an initiative that it hopes will revolutionize the way Angelenos interact with their environment. In the residential space, the company wants to bring art closer to home. Metros Capital plans to showcase temporary and permanent art in and around its buildings that highlight cultural diversity and social responsibility. To this end, Metros Capital will commission local artists who reflect a breadth of vision through varying modes of expression.

ELIGIBILITY:  Artists will be commissioned based on the following criteria – The creative use of space; How well the piece complements the style of the building and the physical space; How effectively the piece symbolizes or reflects the history, character or essence of the neighborhood or the community at large

BUDGET: Compensation will be awarded for each project and will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on the scope and scale of the artwork, and materials required. Artists will also have the opportunity to donate some or all of their commission to a favorite charity, if desired.


LA METRO – Salary Position – Senior Manager, Arts and Design

In Salary Position on March 1, 2018 at 4:35 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.

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 RANGE: $100,048 – $125,070 – $150,072

DEADLINE: March 5, 2018

MORE INFORMATION (Bulletin #009894-041)