Posts Tagged ‘Open Call’

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFQ – Civic Art Registrar

In RFQ on May 23, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks a full time Registrar with experience in museum registration, collections management, cataloging and database management for its Civic Art Program.

ELIGIBILITY: Minimum 3 years of experience working directly with a museum or library collection or equivalent combination of education and experience in the public and/or private sector. Bachelor’s Degree in art history, museum studies, information studies, library science or related field.

COMPENSATION: This is a full time contract position. Compensation: $30/hour. Selected contractor will be required to have General Liability and Auto Insurance and must complete a Live Scan (criminal background check).

DEADLINE: Open until filled

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter stating why the position is of interest, résumé, and a list of three professional references and salary history to Clare Haggarty, Deputy Director of Collections,

NEWPORT BEACH – RFQ – Invitational Sculpture Exhibition

In RFQ on May 23, 2017 at 10:16 pm

The City seeks to have a well-balanced exhibit of Public Art emphasizing a variety of styles, types, sizes; and a diverse pool of artists. The artist selection committee will determine specific locations for artworks within the Park grounds.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all professional artists and artist teams, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit organizations. All applicants must be over the age of 18.

HONORARIUM: Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. Honoraria will be determined by the selection committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, and size. And it shall cover transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and fees for on-site availability during installation and removal.

DEADLINE: July 9, 2017

QUESTIONS: Nicholas Thurkettle, Program Assistant, ArtsOC (714) 556-5160 x 14 or


SAN ANTONIO, TX – RFQ – Pre-Qualified List of Artists

In RFQ on May 18, 2017 at 10:31 pm

The San Antonio River Authority seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists.  The purpose of the List is to provide a streamlined application and selection process for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects at the San Pedro Creek Culture Park.  Artists will be commissioned for temporary, permanent, and performance-based artwork and may also be commissioned to participate in planning future phases of the Park.

ELIGIBILITY: open call

BUDGET RANGE: Budgets range from $10,000 – $1,000,000.

QUESTIONS: Carrie Brown, Public Art Curator, San Antonio River Authority, 210-302-3218


SANTA MONICA – RFQ – Temporary Artwork Series

In RFQ on April 6, 2017 at 3:01 am

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division and Downtown Santa Monica Inc. (DTSM) are partnering to present an ongoing and rotating series of installations that will activate public spaces and invite the community to explore the Colorado Esplanade and the length of the Promenade from Colorado Ave. to Wilshire Blvd. A pool of artists will be identified and will subsequently develop proposals for temporary artworks to be installed in downtown Santa Monica between July 2017 and September 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: This is a national call and open to all professional artists and artist teams living in the United States. Previous experience in public art is highly desirable but not required. Artists will be required to meet City of Santa Monica and Downtown Santa Monica insurance requirements and sign an indemnification letter upon selection. Preference may be given to Southern California based artists, but it is not a requirement.

BUDGET: There are two separate Opportunities in the series. Each installation will have a budget ranging between $6,000 to $20,000 depending on the scale, duration of artwork and complexity of installation. Final budget amounts will be negotiated during the proposal phase. Budgets will be all inclusive of any travel, equipment, materials, commissions/fees or other needs for the applicants. This includes any installation and de-installation costs that might be needed. Installations must be de-installed and removed by the artist on determined dates.

DEADLINE: May 5th, 2017 at 10:00PM PST

QUESTIONS: Danielle Garza, Project Manager, LeBasse Projects,


PASADENA – RFP – Rotating Public Art Exhibition

In RFP on April 4, 2017 at 12:34 am

The City is seeking proposals from artists, artist teams and galleries for the selection and commission of artworks as part of the citywide Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program to be installed at various highly visible, key locations within the City of Pasadena, California. The City is hosting a public meeting to review the program and the Request for Proposals on April 17. The deadline to submit questions related to this RFP is Tuesday, April 25, 2017 prior to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must be eligible to work in the United States

BUDGET: Loaned, sculptural works are paid an honorarium of $6,000.00 for a period of 36 months of exhibition. Site-specific projects are paid an honorarium of $12,000.00 for a period of 36 months of exhibition.

DEADLINE: 5:00 pm on May 15, 2017

QUESTIONS: Rochelle Branch, Cultural Affairs Manager, (626) 744-7062,

TORRANCE – Salary Position – Senior Level Arts Manager

In Salary Position on April 4, 2017 at 12:24 am

The City of Torrance Cultural Services Division has an opening for a Senior Supervisor in the Cultural Services Division. The Division is responsible for oversight of the Torrance Art Museum; Torrance Theatre Company; classes in visual, performing and martial arts at the Cultural Arts Center; and more. This is a full time with benefits job! Great opportunity for someone with experience in museums, theatre, community center programming, and/or government arts agencies. JOB TITLE: Senior Recreation Supervisor

Deadline: April 11, 2017


LAGUNA BEACH – RFP – Public Art Review Panel

In RFP on March 13, 2017 at 3:23 am

The Arts Commission is seeking qualified Architects, Design Professionals, Artists, Curators and Directors of Arts Organizations to serve on a Public Art Review Panel. The Commission will review applications and approve a prequalified pool to review submissions.


DEADLINE: May 31, 2017

QUESTIONS: Sian Poeschl, Cultural Arts Manager,

SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Children’s Park and Canon Street Pocket Park

In RFQ on March 13, 2017 at 3:20 am

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Children’s Park Public Art Project and the Cañon Street Pocket Park Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artworks and consult during installation of artworks at the sites by the City. One artist or artist team will be selected for the Children’s Park project and another artist or artist team will be selected for the Cañon Street Pocket Park project.


BUDGET: Children’s Park Art Budget: Approximately $56,000; Cañon Street Pocket Park Art Budget: Approximately $30,000

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:00 PM PST

QUESTIONS: John Mendivil at 619-533-3638 or


CLAREMONT – RFQ – City Hall Art Installation

In RFP, RFQ on February 23, 2017 at 10:42 pm

The City of Claremont invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for a site-specific outdoor public art installation to be exhibited in front of City Hall in downtown Claremont. This is a very visible public space in Claremont’s bustling village area near the Claremont Colleges, close to museums and the train. Local artists are encouraged to apply.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all local professional visual artists or collaborative artist teams at least 18 years of age. City of Claremont employees including consultants, Public Art Committee members and City volunteers are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: Each of the three final selected artists will receive a $300 stipend to produce proposals. The selected finalist will receive $2500 for the term of the art loan. The City of Claremont will provide the initial foundation (at approximately 6’x 6”x18’). The City of Claremont will pay for transport, delivery and installation fees not to exceed $6,000. The City of Claremont will manage installation in order to minimize the logistics for coordinating heavy equipment/lane closures/extra unknown contractors on site. The City of Claremont at any time would consider any piece for permanent selection, at which point a new contract will be made for purchase of the art. Artist or artist teams selected should note that their work will be considered on loan to the City of Claremont and will remain on loan to the City of Claremont for no less than 18 months and up to 5 years.

DEADLINE: Friday, April 14, 2017, 5:00pm

QUESTIONS: Aurelia Brogan, Arts Coordinator, or (909) 399-5495.


PASADENA – RFQ – Glenarm Power Plant

In RFQ on February 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

The City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division is pleased to request qualifications from eligible artists/artist teams for the Glenarm Power Plant Public Art Project. The Request for Qualifications seeks an experiential artwork that will elevate the visual impact of the Glenarm Power Plant day and night, enhancing it with light, color and/or motion activated artwork. All respondents to this RFQ must do so via the CaFE website: (see Glenarm Power Plant Public Art).


BUDGET: The budget is $765,000

DEADLINE: March 6, 2017, 10:59 PST

QUESTIONS: Rochelle Branch, Cultural Affairs Manager, 626-744-7062,