Posts Tagged ‘Open Call’

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.



LA METRO – Salary Position – Creative Services Manager

In Salary Position on February 9, 2018 at 10:29 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.

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 RANGE: $90,813 – $113,526 – $136,219

DEADLINE: February 20, 2018


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


LAGUNA BEACH – RFQ – 3 Projects (2x Beach Access + Stairway)

In RFQ on January 11, 2018 at 10:01 pm

The City of Laguna Beach seeks an artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install dynamic, site-specific artwork for three unique projects,  Agate Street Beach Assess Project, Thalia Street Beach Access Project, Third Street Stairway Project, with the primary goal of creating iconic imagery, unique to the setting and scale of the location that enhances the Laguna Beach experience. Artists should be innovative and visionary to integrate art functionality with public spaces. These projects are made possible by the generous donations by Laguna Beach residents. Artists may submit their qualifications for one or all projects as deemed by their professional experience.


BUDGET: Each of the three unique projects will have a budget of $30,000

DEADLINE: March 19, 2018

QUESTIONS: Siân Poeschl, Cultural Arts Manager, City of Laguna Beach, (949) 497-0722,


LACMA – RFP – Art + Technology Lab

In RFP on January 3, 2018 at 4:36 pm

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art + Technology Lab at LACMA grant program supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. The program offers artists and artist collectives financial and in-kind support for new projects, with the help of expert partners from the fields of science, technology, and engineering. The Art + Technology Lab is presented by Hyundai. The program is made possible by Accenture, Google, SpaceX, and other innovative companies and individuals. The Lab is part of the Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA, a joint initiative exploring the convergence of art and technology.

ELIGIBILITY: Art + Technology Lab grants are open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world.

BUDGET: Grants may provide financial support of up to $50,000 per project to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. Recipients may also receive in-kind support, such as mentorship, coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner organizations, including Hyundai, Accenture, Google, and SpaceX, as well as independent artists and academics working in art and technology from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere.

DEADLINE:  11:59 pm on February 21, 2018

QUESTIONS:  Please submit questions to or view our FAQ at


PALM DESERT – RFP – 2019/2020 El Paseo Sculpture Exhibition

In RFP on January 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm

El Paseo is the premier shopping street in Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley, located in southern California. The exhibition space consists of eighteen lighted concrete pads located in the medians along a one and one half mile stretch of prime retail. The artwork remains on exhibition for approximately two (2) years, with installation tentatively planned for October – November 2018 and de-installation planned for October 2020.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call. Artists who have participated in the 2017/2018 El Paseo Exhibition are not eligible to apply.

BUDGET: A $5,000 honorarium will be provided for each selected artwork. Participant is responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork per scheduled date and time.

DEADLINE: February 28 at 11:59p.m. MST

QUESTIONS: 760-837-1664 or


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Windows of Little Tokyo

In RFP on December 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm

Little Tokyo is a 133-year old Japanese American community, the second oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, one of three remaining historic Japantowns left in the nation, and one of the first fourteen CA Cultural Districts. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Little Tokyo Business Association in collaboration with Sustainable Little Tokyo invites artists deeply rooted in Little Tokyo to submit two-dimensional plans, sketches/drawings, images, or renderings as proposals for two art commissions that explores the past, present, and future of our community. Windows of Little Tokyo turns Little Tokyo into an outdoor art exhibition with 10-15 site-specific, two-dimensional artworks displayed on the windows of small businesses and institutions across the neighborhood. Windows of Little Tokyo will be displayed from April 14–October 13, 2018 (duration depends on each partnering site).


BUDGET: Selected artists will receive a $500 commission fee. Printing and installation will be handled by JACCC, LTBA, and SLT.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018



ORANGE COUNTY – RFQ – John Wayne Airport

In RFQ on December 2, 2017 at 12:02 am

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (JWA) invites artists or teams to submit qualifications for a design/fabrication opportunity for incorporation into an outdoor sculpture viewing plaza at Terminal C of JWA’s Thomas F. Riley Terminal. A single original piece of site-specific ground mounted artwork is being sought for purchase. The selected artwork will be located outside of Terminal C windows in the indoor pedestrian walkway between Terminals B and C and adjacent to the Departure Level sidewalk at Terminal C Valet Parking.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to artists living in the United States

BUDGET: To be determined

DEADLINE: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2018

QUESTIONS: Questions Submittal Deadline -No later than 4:00 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 submitted via Bid packet shall be available on


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFP – Part of the Solution: Yes to ADU

In RFP on November 29, 2017 at 12:23 am

The homeless population in Los Angeles County has increased at an alarming rate over the last five years. According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), steadily rising housing costs and stagnant incomes are the underlying cause, with the highest economic stress falling on renters. In 2016, in response to this humanitarian crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors launched the Homeless Initiative, a comprehensive plan that includes strategies to increase affordable housing through the development of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s.) Towards that goal, LA County is updating its ADU ordinance to address new opportunities for secondary units in single family lots for family use or rental.

As partners in the Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program, in collaboration with the Department of Regional Planning, the Community Development Corporation, and Chief Executive Office, is helping to promote the development of ADU’s. The creative community is invited to participate in this design competition to reimagine freestanding ADU’s in Los Angeles County. Part of the Solution: YES to ADU  encourages architects and designers to serve as creative strategists in service to the Homeless Initiative, promoting affordable housing with inspiring, tangible examples of freestanding ADU’s that the public can visualize in their yards and neighborhoods. Winning entries will be announced at an awards event and exhibition in March 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: The design competition is open to individuals or teams comprised of architects, engineers, designers, artists, and/or students enrolled in related programs. Whether participating as an individual or a team, at least one key member must reside, work, study, or teach in Los Angeles County. The competition is free of charge.

BUDGET: A First Prize will be awarded at $12,000. Two Second Prizes will be awarded at $6,000 each.

DEADLINE: January 5, 2018

QUESTIONS: Civic Art Project Manager, Iris Anna Regn,


SAN DIEGO – RFP – San Diego Botanic Gardens

In RFP on November 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Artists are invited to submit appropriate artwork(s) for the 2018/19 San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition. SDBG receives over 250,000 visitors each year. Over the years, the Sculpture Exhibition has grown in reputation as well as sales. Please note, SDBG will not approve sculptures that require a crane to install/de-install. SDBG staff will be available to assist with loading and transporting sculpture to locations, installation and de-installation. Installation is tentatively scheduled for early May 2018, the opening reception is in June (tbd), and de-installation is April, 2019.


BUDGET: None. Artist is to deliver, install and de-install. Up to two SDBG staff members are available to assist with installation and de-installation if needed. SDBG adds an additional 35% to your price as retail price (plus applicable tax). If your work sells, the artist is expected to provide a replacement piece to be installed immediately, similar in scale to the original, for the balance of the exhibition. SDBG provides insurance on all artworks up to $10,000 per artwork for the duration of the exhibition.

DEADLINE: January 19, 2018

QUESTIONS: Naomi Nussbaum, Curator,, (858) 204-2058