Posts Tagged ‘NorCal’

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,



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



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)



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


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,, 831-636-2787


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,


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, No phone calls please.


SACRAMENTO – RFQ – Sacramento Convention and Theater Complex

In RFQ on February 8, 2018 at 12:40 am

The City of Sacramento, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, a division of the City of Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services Department, invites Public Artists and Artists teams, as well as Studio Artists to submit their qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist database for public art opportunities for the Sacramento Convention Center and Community Theater sites. This list will be used to request proposals from artists to create permanently installed artwork at various sites throughout the Theater, the Convention Center, and the Plaza during the next three years. In addition, the Public Art Program reserves the rights to use this pre-qualified list to request proposals, commission or purchase existing work for other opportunities that might arise.

ELIGIBILITY: The project is open to experienced professional artists nationally and internationally.

BUDGET: The projected budget for the Convention and Theater Complex is estimated at $4 million for multiple projects, programming and inclusive of all artist’s fees and expenses for design, fabrication, transportation and installation.

DEADLINE: March 5, 2018, 5:00 pm (PST)

QUESTIONS: Lennée Eller, Metro Arts Manager, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Office, or 916-808-8877


AUBURN – RFP – Central Square Art Park Wall

In RFP on November 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

The Auburn Arts Commission (AAC) is dedicated to fostering and supporting visual and performing arts in Auburn. At the corner of High and Lewis Streets in the center of Downtown Auburn there is a small park with a large wall where we wish to install a unique, large scale, signature piece of original art work. The AAC is seeking proposals from artists interested in creating a signature 3-dimensional mural on a very visible wall in the heart of Downtown Auburn. The wall is in the Central Square Art Park, on the side of the Chamber of Commerce and Placer County Welcome Center building.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artist or team of artists interested in creating a mural with 3D elements, to be completed in spring 2018.

BUDGET: The project budget is not to exceed $15,000 for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget shall includethe artist(s) fee, supplies, travel‐related expenses, and all other associated costs.

DEADLINE: January 12, 2018



SAN JOSE – RFQ – San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In RFQ on September 25, 2017 at 3:38 pm

The City of San José (City) Public Art Program and Environmental Services Department are seeking an experienced artist, or artist-led team to develop an artwork related to the new Co-Generation Plant, located at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. This artwork will be a public-facing feature screening the four (4) 50-foot-high emissions treatment exhaust stacks. Artists are asked to submit qualifications to design, fabricate, and install an artwork that serves to screen the Co-Generation equipment. Artist may decide to work with the base-project designed perforated metal screening system or consider a more 3-dimensional approach. It is also an opportunity to contribute to and promote ESD’s sustainability goals for the RFQ by incorporating functional energy producing elements.

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working and living in the United States. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications. If submitting as a team, a professional artist must be the lead team member. Artists currently under contract for an art project with the City of San José Public Art Program are not eligible to apply for this project unless their current project will be complete by September 2017, or the project is currently suspended with no proposed re-activation date.

BUDGET: The total budget for the commissioned artwork is up to $300,000 for artwork design, fabrication and installation.

DEADLINE: October 23, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (MST)

QUESTIONS: Mary Rubin, San Jose Public Art Program Senior Project Manager, or 408 793-4340.