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SAN FRANCISCO – RFQ – Sculpture Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou at San Francisco Main Library

In RFQ on November 7, 2018 at 4:04 pm

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution entitled “Affirming San Francisco’s Commitment to 30% Female Representation in the Public Realm by the year 2020.” There is a national movement to increase female representation in the public realm to 30 percent by the year 2020, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. The Resolution urges San Francisco to meet and exceed that minimum threshold of female representation by recognizing the contribution that women have made to San Francisco and the world and urges all City departments to endeavor to achieve at least 30 percent non-fiction female representation in the public realm through works of art on City property, names of streets and right-of-ways, parks, public buildings and department websites and publications. The first of these projects has been identified as an artwork honoring Dr. Maya Angelou in recognition of her many accomplishments including breaking the color and gender barriers by becoming San Francisco’s first African American female streetcar conductor, an award-winning author and poet, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and a civil rights leader. The artwork will be located at the main branch of the San Francisco Library, which is located at 100 Larkin St.,in the Civic Center Complex, facing City Hall.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call

BUDGET: Finalist Honoraria- $2,000 plus travel allowance up to $1,000 for out of town artists. Artist’s Contract- $180,000, inclusive of all artist’s fees, and associated expenses for design, structural engineering, fabrication, insurance, transportation and consultation during installation. Installation Allowance (under a separate contract between the Commission and an art handler)- $20,000.

DEADLINE: January 11, 2019, 5:00 PM (PST)

QUESTIONS: Craig Corpora at craig.corpora@sfgov.org or 415-252-2249

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PALO ALTO – RFQ – 2018/20 Prequalified Artist Pool

In RFQ on September 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm

The City of Palo Alto’s Public Art Program invites artists and artist teams working in a variety of media and artistic approaches to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a 2018/20 Prequalified Artist Pool for upcoming public art opportunities. A list of eligible artists selected for the Prequalified Pool will be used by the Palo Alto Public Art Program staff who will recommend appropriate applicants for a range of permanent and temporary public art projects. Inclusion in the Prequalified Artist Pool does not guarantee selection for any projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists may submit existing artworks for consideration for temporary display in the City. Social practice and performance artists are also welcome to apply for temporary public art initiatives. Artists invited to be part of the Prequalifed Pool will be selected based on appropriateness of their previous experience and artistic excellence.

BUDGET: Budgets for permanently sited work range from $15,000 – $600,000. Temporary public art budgets vary depending on the individual opportunity and may range from $3,000 – $50,000. The project budgets are inclusive of artist fees, design fees, fabrication, installation, and insurance provisions.

DEADLINE: September 23, 2018 at 11:59pm (PST)

QUESTIONS: nadya.chuprina@cityofpaloalto.org

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SANTA ROSA – RFP – Fire Response Temporary Public Art Projects

In RFP on September 6, 2018 at 11:36 pm

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or artist team to create and install temporary art installations addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. In proximity to the one-year anniversary of the wildfires, this funding is to support artists to produce and present community-based projects in response to the fires that activate public spaces. Projects must be temporary installations that are in public places or within public view for as little as one day or up to 3 months. This is the first round of this opportunity and includes a fast-paced timeline to allow for projects around the first anniversary of the fires. Round Two will be published next year and will include more lead time for additional projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists or artist teams must live in California.

BUDGET: Applicants may request up to $4,000. This should be inclusive of artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, including engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation of the artwork, insurance, and all other project related expenses.

DEADLINE: September 26, 2018 at 5:00pm PST

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REDWOOD CITY, CA – RFQ – First Responder Tribute

In RFQ on August 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm

The City of Redwood City, in partnership with the Port of Redwood City, and Sims Metal Management, is seeking proposals for a community-driven project to recognize First Responders within San Mateo County, who daily serve to protect the citizenry, and to memorialize those who have perished working tirelessly to safeguard lives and liberty. Importantly, this world class monument will honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Two artists will be selected to proceed to the RFP process (Request for Proposal). The two finalists will be notified by September 28, 2018. A key proponent of this proposed monument are two steel beams, approximately 20 feet long each, recovered from the World Trade Center to be used in their original form to honor and respect the memory of that day and all who perished.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to professional artists with experience working with substantial budgets ($50,000 and more).

BUDGET: The total budget, including the monument and place-making, may be up to $500,000 or more. This estimation includes the artist fee, design, labor, materials, fabrication, installation, landscaping, etc. It is envisioned that a majority of this budget estimate will come from private and non-profit donations, corporate sponsorships, and other outside funding sources.

DEADLINE: September 21, 2018

QUESTIONS: Chris Beth, PRCS Director, cbeth@redwoodcity.org

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SACRAMENTO, CA – RFQ – Public Art Consultant

In RFQ on August 13, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Rudolph & Sletten and Turner Construction Company are the design-build contracting entities for the new State of California O Street Office Building and new State of California Natural Resources Building respectively. Both teams are requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from individuals or firms (Applicants) for Art Consulting services for these two projects. One consultant will be selected to serve both projects but contracted independently with Rudolph & Sletten and Turner for each project.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be located in California and at least 5 years experience developing and implementing a public art program.

BUDGET: The budgeted cost of the State of California Natural Resources Building public art program, including art consulting services, artists’ fees, artwork fabrication, and installation is $1,967,000. The budgeted cost of the State of California O Street Office Building public art program, including art consulting services, artists’ fees, artwork fabrication, and installation is $850,000.

DEADLINE: Statements are due on/or before Friday August 31, 2018 at 4:00pm

QUESTIONS: Jim Hull, jhull@tcco.com

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PALO ALTO, CA – RFQ – 2018/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool

In RFQ on August 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program invites artists and artist teams working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a 2018/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool for upcoming public art opportunities. A list of eligible artists selected for the Prequalified Pool will be used by the Palo Alto Public Art Program staff will to recommend appropriate applicants for a range of permanent and temporary public art opportunities. Most public art commissions will be associated with municipal and private development projects as they arise throughout Palo Alto during the years 2018 – 2020.

ELIGIBILITY: The call is open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18 residing in the United States, as well as international artists obtaining a US work permit.

BUDGET: Budgets for permanently sited work will range from $15,000 to approximately $600,000. The project budgets are inclusive of artists fees, fees associated with design, fabrication, installation, and insurance provisions. Temporary public art budgets vary depending on the individual opportunity and may range from $3,000 to $50,000.

DEADLINE: September 23, 2018 at 11:59pm (PST)

QUESTIONS: nadya.chuprina@cityofpaloalto.org

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SAN FRANCISCO – Salary Position – Senior Program Manager

In Salary Position on July 18, 2018 at 9:42 pm

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is the City agency that champions the arts. From children exploring visual, literary and performing arts through our arts education programs, to neighborhoods being transformed through our street activation initiatives, to pedestrians discovering artwork in public spaces, to our grant-sponsored programs funding performances for hundreds of thousands to enjoy, the SFAC programs are a catalyst for life-changing experiences in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The Senior Program Manager of Public Art is responsible for assisting the Program Director of Civic Art Collection and Public Art Program with the management of the Public Art Program, which administers approximately $5-10 million annually generated by the City’s art enrichment ordinance. This position assists with program management, policy development, financial analysis and oversight of all aspects of the program. This position requires the simultaneous management of approximately 7 – 10 art projects at various stages of development and supervises the work of four Public Art Project Managers.

ELIGIBILITY: Desirable qualifications include Bachelor of Arts degree with major in art, art history, architecture, or related fields; A minimum of three (3) years of experience managing large, complex public art projects, including architecturally integrated projects and projects involving many stakeholders; A minimum of three (3) years of experience with developing and managing large multi-year, multi-project budgets; Experience managing a team and supervising staff; Strong computer, database, and financial systems skills.

SALARY: $85,332.00 – $103,714.00/year

DEADLINE: 7/20/2018 5:00:00 PM

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HOLLISTER – RFQ – Artist Benches

In RFQ on May 31, 2018 at 9:34 pm

In 2017, the San Benito County Arts Council launched the Activate Dunne Park Project in partnership with the City of Hollister to revitalize Dunne Park in downtown Hollister. The project is part of a two-year initiative funded in part through the Creative California Communities Grant from the California Arts Council. Following several inter-departmental and neighborhood meetings, the Arts Council developed a list of infrastructural and programmatic priorities in an effort to activate and improve the park, which included more seating and shade, amongst other priorities. As part of this placemaking process, the Arts Council seeks to commission four artist-designed and produced benches that reflect the unique landscape and neighborhood surrounding Dunne Park in Hollister, CA, while building the park’s permanent assets and contributing to greater vibrancy, engagement and enjoyment within the park.

ELIGIBILITY: open call

BUDGET: Max $16,000.00 – Min $4,000.00

DEADLINE: June 29, 2018

QUESTIONS: Jennifer Laine, info@sanbenitoarts.org, 831-636-2787

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PLEASANTON – RFP – Conservation and Maintenance Services

In RFP on May 3, 2018 at 11:35 pm

The City of Pleasanton seeks to enter into a contract with a qualified individual or business capable of working closely with the Community Services Manager, Civic Arts to plan and coordinate conservation and maintenance services for the City’s Public Art Collection.

DEADLINE: May 25, 2018 by 2:00pm PST

QUESTIONS: Michele Crose, Public Art Manager, 925-931-5347, mcrose@cityofpleasantonca.gov

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SAN FRANCISCO – RFQ – SF Bart projects and Artist Pool

In RFQ on February 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is seeking artists for 5 projects, and an artist pool. The opportunities: 1. Market Street Canopies – Artists to design low relief element; 2. Lake Merritt Plaza/TOF – Artist as Design Team Member; 3. Walnut Creek Station – Artist as Design Team Member; 4. Concord Station – Artist as Design Team Member.

The Station projects each seek an artist to participate in community engagement and identify opportunities for art to be incorporated into elements of the station that as part of the planned renovation or new construction. Artists can also apply solely for a pool of artist as design team member for future projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must reside in California

BUDGET: $20,000 – $40,000 per project (see RFQ for details)

DEADLINE: March 5, 2018 at 10 p.m. PST

QUESTIONS: Jennifer Easton, BART Art Program Manager, jeaston@bart.gov. No phone calls please.

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