Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

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

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, or call 213 202-5544


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


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


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