Posts Tagged ‘NorCal’

SAN FRANCISCO – RFQ – Treasure Island

In RFQ on August 30, 2017 at 8:33 pm

The Treasure Island Arts Master Plan will guide the implementation of the Treasure Island Art Program, which is funded by a fee equal to one percent of the construction costs of the private buildings to be built as part of Treasure Island’s redevelopment. The funds will be used exclusively to enhance and activate the public realm with artwork and ongoing art programming. The Treasure Island Art Program will be developed over a twenty-year period linked to the funding and construction cycle of the project development. All permanent artworks commissioned for the island will be part of the collection of the Treasure Island Development Authority.

The intended audience for the Treasure Island Art Program includes residents from Treasure Island and the greater Bay Area as well as tourists and art aficionados from across the country and around the world. Artists interested in applying for these three opportunities should review the Arts Master Plan to become acquainted with the vision for the program and its goals and objectives.

ELIGIBILITY: Two pre-application workshops for these opportunities will be conducted by SFAC. One will take place on Treasure Island and the other at the SFAC’s offices on September 11 and September 21, 2017. Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists. Artists living outside the United States are also eligible to apply. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration.

BUDGET: 1. Building 1 Plaza $1,000,000; 2. The Waterfront Plaza $2,000,000; 3. Yerba Buena Hilltop Park $2,000,000.

DEADLINE: October 16, 2017

QUESTIONS: Aleta Lee at, or (415) 252 -2251



SACRAMENTO – Salary Position – Art in Public Places Specialist

In RFQ on August 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Under general direction, the Art in Public Places Specialist oversees and coordinates projects within the Art in Public Places Program; provides recommendations for the maintenance and management of the City/County art collection; serves a liaison between City/County departments and community groups; coordinates the work of consultants; and monitors the Art in Public Places Program budget.

ELIGIBILITY: Two years of experience planning and overseeing art in public places projects or similar art related program. -AND- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in art, arts administration, or related field.

SALARY: $69,767.63 – $91,541.17 Annually

DEADLINE: September 13, 2017, 11:59 PM Pacific

QUESTIONS: Send an email to; Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.


SANTA ROSA, CA – RFQ – Depot Park

In RFQ on July 5, 2017 at 11:43 pm

This public art opportunity is for one artist or team of artists to create a dynamic installation that reflects the identity of the historic Railroad Square neighborhood. This can be approached abstractly or literally. The public art should be interactive, activate Depot Park, create a sense of place in daylight and at night, and reinforce the location as a gathering space. Installations integrated with landscape or hardscape elements, and those with functional components will also be considered.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to practicing, professional artists residing in the United States.

BUDGET: The maximum budget is $32,000 and should be all inclusive of artists fees and project related expenses. Finalists invited to submit proposals will receive an honorarium of $500 for their efforts and materials for a maquette of their proposed project.

DEADLINE: August 3, 2017

QUESTIONS: Tara Thompson, Arts Coordinator, City of Santa Rosa, 707-543-4512,


PALO ALTO – RFP – Code:ART Urban Intervention

In RFP on December 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

The City of Palo Alto is inviting artists, designers, geeks, inventors and innovative thinkers working at the intersection of art and technology to submit their concepts for cutting-edge urban interventions, prototypes, or installations that will reimage downtown’s underutilized spaces and encourage dynamic interactivity, discussion and inspiration.

With the support of a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant, Code:ART will temporarily reframe Palo Alto as a laboratory for urban interventions and creative placemaking, and will engage the community in a series of events that outwardly reflect the tech community that thrives in Palo Alto and beyond. The new media festival will take place June 1 -3, 2017 and will culminate with the National Day of Civic Hacking June 3rd


BUDGET: Selected finalists will be awarded $4,000 each to implement / install the prototype during the 3-day festival. The budget is inclusive of design, fabrication, installation, and insurance. In addition, the Public Art Program in collaboration with Morelab, an interdisciplinary art studio led by Rebar co-founder Matthew Passmore, will facilitate prototype training and provide implementation coaching to the selected intervention proposal teams.

DEADLINE:  January 1; 11:59 PM. via Dropbox (share a link to your Dropbox folder by emailing

QUESTIONS: Requests for additional information can be sent to


PALO ALTO – RFQ – Prequalified Artist Pool

In RFQ on August 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm

The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program is inviting artists and artist teams working in a variety of media to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a Prequalified Artist Pool for upcoming public art opportunities. Eligible applicants will be selected for the Prequalified Artist Pool from which the Palo Alto Public Art Program staff will recommend appropriate applicants for a range of permanent and temporary public art opportunities throughout the City. Most public art commissions will be associated with municipal and private development projects as they arise throughout Palo Alto.

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

ELIGIBILITY: The call is open to all professional artists / artist teams over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Local artists residing in the Northern California Bay Area Region are strongly encouraged to apply, and may be given preference for projects with limited budgets. Any artists who apply as part of a team may not also apply as individual artists.

DEADLINE: September 9, 2016

QUESTIONS: Nadya Chuprina, Public Art Program Assistant, T: 650.329.2227, E:


COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA – RFQ – Valley Medical Center Women & Children’s Center

In RFQ on July 25, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Experienced artists are invited to be considered for opportunities to create a signature identity for the exterior of Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center’s new Women and Children Center (WCC). Developing a landmark facade will distinguish the WCC building from others on campus, elevate the entry experience and support way-finding, important features for the general public and patients potentially in the midst of crisis.

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to artists working or living in the United States. Artists must demonstrate experience developing and implementing projects into architectural environments with a budget greater than $250,000. Applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at time of submittal of qualifications.

BUDGET: The total art project budget is $1,000,000 funding multiple commissions. The minimum commission award will be $250,000.

DEADLINE: August 22, 2016 (10:00 p.m. PST)

QUESTIONS: Mary Rubin, Senior Project Manager at


CITY OF NAPA – RFQ – Dwight. H. Murray Plaza

In RFQ on May 21, 2016 at 12:16 am

The City of Napa has issued an RFQ for the conceptualization and creation of public art as part of the Dwight H. Murray Plaza improvement project. Constructed in 1974, the Plaza is currently an underused civic space in downtown Napa. With the intensification of retail development in the immediate area, the City has initiated plans to redefine and reactivate the Plaza, one of the most visible places in the downtown area and a traditional gathering place for community events. It is the City’s intent to select one artist or artist team to conceptualize and produce unique art elements that activate the Plaza and serve as visual landmarks for this newly designed civic space.

ELIGIBILITY: The RFQ is open to professional artists residing in the United States who have experience in design team participation and/or conceptualizing and creating artwork for public spaces.

BUDGET: The total project budget is an amount not-to-exceed $200,000

DEADLINE: June 24, 2016 10:00 p.m.



ZERO1 (SAN JOSE, CA) – RFQ – American Arts Incubator

In RFQ on June 1, 2015 at 8:21 pm

ZERO1 is calling innovative new media and digital artists with a love of travel and passion for community-driven public art to apply to participate in the American Arts Incubator. The program is an international arts exchange program developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program sends artists abroad to collaborate with youth and underserved populations on community-based new media art projects that bolster local economies, influence public policy, and further social innovation. Inspired by the “business incubator” model made popular by Silicon Valley’s technology and start-up companies, American Arts Incubator is a hybrid training lab, production workshop, and tool for public engagement. It showcases artists as engaged and innovative partners in addressing social issues, in addition to creating a cross-cultural exchange of ideas. Selected artists will be working directly with ZERO1, ECA, U.S. Embassy officials, and overseas cultural partners to oversee the creation of a series of public art projects focused on a specific social issue.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to emerging, mid-career or established new media and/or digital artists at least 18 years of age and residing in the U.S. Must have strong record of artistic accomplishments with examples of international experience, relevant experience working with youth and/or underserved communities, and a record of engaging with artists, art educators, youth, and/or community members through teaching, workshops, social practice, and other outreach activities.

BUDGET: The Artist will receive a $7,000 honorarium for participation, plus an assigned budget for workshop and public art production costs overseas. This budget will be determined during a pre-travel proposal time period, based on approval by ECA, the respective U.S. Embassy, and ZERO1. The program covers airfare, accommodations, and basic travel costs.

DEADLINE: All submission materials must be received via the online application by Sunday, May 31st, 2015, 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time. There is no entry fee.

QUESTIONS: The following page contains more information related to online information sessions, frequently asked questions, and hosts our online application submission system. or e-mail

More information about the current American Arts Incubator projects is continually updated here:


CITY OF PALO ALTO – RFP – Existing Outdoor Works

In RFP on April 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm

The City of Palo Alto’s Public Art Program invites artists to submit proposals of engaging existing artworks in a variety of durable media for the purpose of temporary installation (a few days up to 2 years) throughout various outdoor sites in Palo Alto, CA. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during the 2015 and 2016 calendar years.

ELIGIBILITY: The opportunity is open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18 years old who reside in the United States with experience implementing projects in the public space. Local artists residing in the Northern California Bay Area Region are encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: Up to $5,000 per installation all inclusive. Artists are responsible for all costs, equipment and labor related to the transportation, installation, display, maintenance, and removal of the artwork.

DEADLINE: April 12, 2015 10:59PM

QUESTIONS: Nadya Chuprina, Public Art Program Assistant,, (650)329-2227


CITY OF HAYWARD – RFQ – Library and Community Learning Center (4 opportunities)

In RFQ on March 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The City of Hayward has undertaken the design and construction of a state-of-the-art, 21st Century Library & Community Learning Center facility and the restoration of an historic civic plaza/arboretum. The project is currently in the design development phase. Groundbreaking is anticipated to take place in August, 2015. The library facility and historic plaza/arboretum will be energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable to meet or exceed LEED Platinum certification standards. Among other sustainable design features, the new library facility will include a significant array of photovoltaic panels to meet the overall project goal of achieving Net Zero Energy certification. The principal project architect is Noll + Tam Architects, with landscape design by RHAA Landscape Architecture + Planning.

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists or artist teams residing in California, Oregon and Nevada with experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of public artwork are eligible to apply. These experienced public artists must be familiar with and skilled at working with art consultants, architects, designers, contractors and clients; i.e., project teams.

BUDGET: 4 project budgets range from $58,000 to $100,000.

DEADLINE: Monday, April 20, 2015

QUESTIONS: Beth Jones Art Consultant; please cc: