Posts Tagged ‘Open Call’

COACHELLA VALLEY – RFP – Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs

In RFP on June 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) has introduced Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs to provide a platform for new, unique, innovative, and publicly accessible arts-based initiatives to find funding and support. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for review by a panel of judges, who will select finalists to pitch their ideas at a live event in October 2018.

The judges will look for place-based initiatives delivered in the Coachella Valley that stimulate cultural tourism, address a concern of a particular community, and engage a broad cross-section of residents and visitors. They will also consider the qualifications of the applicant and the projected impacts and outcomes of the proposed initiative.

Initiatives can be a project, event, product, installation, or idea that is new, grounded in the arts, and has a strategic purpose. CDAC welcomes high-quality pitches from all artistic disciplines, both from individuals and groups of creative people, as well as from arts and culture organizations.

ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit organizations and Individual Artists with a non-profit fiscal sponsor.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2018



SANTA CLARITA – RFP – Canyon Country Public Art Project

In RFP on June 11, 2018 at 3:33 pm

In 1987, Canyon Country was one of four communities, with Valencia, Newhall, and Saugus, that merged to create the City of Santa Clarita. This project is intended to provide a civic art piece for the Canyon Country community which currently has an approximate population of 59,000 residents. In 2013, Fair Oaks Park, located at 17468 Honey Maple Street in Santa Clarita, California, was opened as part of a newly developed community of residencies. The park’s amenities include a basketball court, child play area, picnic tables, public restroom, and a sand volleyball court. One of the unique features of this park is the large grass field with trees planted throughout the area making it unusable for sports teams but ideal for picnicking, yoga, or finding a quiet retreat under one of the many growing trees. This park is frequented by families who enjoy the children’s playground, those who enjoy the running path, and others who stretch out in the grass field. The retreat like features of this park inspired the chosen theme of reflection, and all interpretations of, thoughtfulness, meditative, and the calm that comes with being in nature.


BUDGET: $25,000. Artist is responsible for all associated expenses related to design, fabrication, transportation, and installation. Please include a specific budget in your proposal.

DEADLINE: July 13, 2018

QUESTIONS: Katherine Cooksey,, 661.250.3777


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,


IRVINE – RFP – Great Park Neighborhoods

In RFP on May 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm

LeBasse Projects (LBP) is commissioning 8 site specific and permanent public sculptures for a community in Orange County, California. The sculptures will be a part of a community Art Walk and be integrated into the landscape and pathways. The project is helmed by FivePoint Communities, whose specialty is creating large mixed-use communities across California. Great Park Neighborhoods is an ever-growing collection of communities, each anchored by a uniquely designed park, which are shared by the residents of the greater neighborhood.

LBP is accepting proposals from artists who can create original artwork for these opportunities. The Art Walk will be one of the most prominent features of Great Park Neighborhoods, and will allow residents the opportunity to interact with many different artists and their work. The project calls for works of art that are unique, vibrant, and consistent with the goals and values of Great Park Neighborhoods. One of those goals is to foster a love of art within the growing community, and in doing so, increase public engagement with artists and their work across Orange County.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to artists with demonstrated experience

BUDGET: $30,000 – $50,000

DEADLINE: May 30th, 2018

QUESTIONS: Send submissions and any questions to


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFQ – Vermont Corridor

In RFQ on April 26, 2018 at 5:58 pm

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program seeks artist(s) or artist team(s) to create ARTWORK for the Vermont Corridor Building, a new facility for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. The Vermont Corridor is a major project which spans 5 County owned properties in the Korea-town area of LA. The sites are located at 3175 West 6th Street and at 433, 510, 526, 532 and 550 South Vermont Avenue. This project is anticipated to have a two year design and construction schedule.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to artists living in the United States. In an effort to grow a diverse collection, artists who have artwork in the Los Angeles County’s Civic Art Collection will not be eligible unless this project has a higher budget than the previously commissioned project.

BUDGET: All-inclusive budget of $850,000, which is divided between the two art opportunities in $700,000 for the terrace level and $150,000 for the client intake level.

DEADLINE: Monday, June 4, 2018

QUESTIONS: Mayen Alcantara, Senior Project Manager of Civic Art, at 213-202-5859 or at with subject: VERMONT CORRIDOR BUILDING


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Pacific Highlands Ranch Library

In RFQ on April 5, 2018 at 4:20 pm

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Pacific Highlands Ranch Branch Library Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artwork for Pacific Highlands Ranch Branch Library and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artists or artist teams legally authorized to work in the U.S.

BUDGET: Approximately $165,000

DEADLINE: May 10, 2018, 4:00 PM PST

QUESTIONS: Benjamin Almario, 619-533-4495 or


INDIANA – RFQ – Pre-Qualified Muralist Roster

In RFQ on March 19, 2018 at 2:47 pm

In 2015, in an effort to more quickly respond to late-breaking mural opportunities, the Arts Council of Indianapolis established a juried pool of highly qualified mural artists to refer to community members and to use for its own projects.  This pool was to be re-juried every three years.  This call is to seek a new pool of highly qualified artists and artist teams to be referred for projects starting in 2018 and until the pool is rejuried in 2021.

Artists who are prequalified will be eligible for selection for mural projects with budgets up to $100,000.  Budgets are inclusive of design, travel, artists’ fees, materials, labor, rentals, insurance coverage, subcontracts, and all other costs associated with the design and production of mural artwork.

ELIGIBILITY: Must be at least 18 years of age and live in the United States.

DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, April 9, 2018

QUESTIONS: Julia Muney Moore, Director of Public Art,, (317) 631-3301 x240 or Lindsey Lord, Public Art and Artist Services Coordinator,, (317) 631-3301 x214


SANTA MONICA – Salary Position – Cultural Affairs Supervisor

In Salary Position on March 13, 2018 at 8:53 pm

The City of Santa Monica is taking application to fill the position of Cultural Affairs Supervisor. The position will plan, develop, coordinate and promote cultural arts programs and activities; Administer one or more cultural program areas that include City grant programs to non-profit organizations, planning and coordination of special cultural events, management of cultural event facilities and public art coordination; Supervise, assigns and reviews the work of staff and/or consultants responsible for the implementation of assigned cultural arts programs.

The current vacancy focuses on the City’s Percent for Art (PFA) and other public art programs. Activities include: Managing new PFA commissions throughout the lifespan of the project, coordinating Private PFA projects, coordinating and overseeing the Annenberg Community Beach House exhibition program, overseeing the City’s public art collection, including conservation and managing the City’s Art Bank, a portable collection of artworks loaned for display in City facilities; managing temporary public art programs and developing new initiatives, based on the forthcoming Public Art Plan, which will be adopted in 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: See eligibility requirements listed in job opportunity notification

SALARY: $79,428.00 – $98,064.00 Annually

DEADLINE: 4/6/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

QUESTIONS: City of Santa Monica, 310-458-8697


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,,