Posts Tagged ‘Open Call’

WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – Public Art Exhibition (Neon) Curator

In RFP on May 2, 2019 at 6:10 pm

The City of West Hollywood through its Arts Division requests proposals from qualified individuals, teams, or firms to curate a temporary public art exhibition of contemporary neon art works. Proposals may be artistic, cultural or popular in nature and may (but are not required to) feature themes related to the City’s unique history. The City has identified a primary location for the exhibition with two unique sites that can accommodate 2 neon art works to be installed on existing foundations with electrical connections. One location is adjacent to the Virginia Court Motel Diver sign, a neon artwork in the City’s permanent urban art collection and was also a part of a 2011 exhibition titled on route – 66 lights, presented in partnership with the Museum of Neon Art. Art works included in the exhibition proposal should be able to withstand the natural elements and be ready to install in a public setting. Delicate art works that maybe vulnerable to the elements and/or public interactions are not advisable for this setting. The term of the exhibition is expected to begin in August 2019 and conclude in June 2021.

ELIGIBILITY: This is an open call to arts professionals. Proposals submitted by arts professionals, non-profit art organizations, art center, galleries and/or museums for exhibitions of emerging and established artists will be considered. The successful candidate will possess a proven record and have demonstrated abilities in curating, planning, implementing, and managing dynamic public art exhibitions of neon art. The qualified candidate will have strong organizational skills, excellent written communication skills and experience in organizing public art installations of similar scope.

DEADLINE: Friday, May 31, 2019, 5:00 PM PST

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Ehemann,, 323-848-6846


MALIBU – RFP – Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising

In RFP on April 30, 2019 at 3:21 pm

The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission will exhibit artwork as part of the Malibu City Hall Exhibition related to the Woolsey Fire.  Artists of all ages are invited to submit their artwork to be a part of this collaborative community-wide show.  The Commission is accepting artwork of all mediums including, but not limited to: photography, paint, drawing, collage, free standing art, short films/video and written work. If selected, the art piece needs to be “display ready” with a hanging mechanism on the back.


DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

QUESTIONS: Kristin Riesgo,, 310-456-2489, ext. 350


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Airline Support Building

In RFQ on April 24, 2019 at 4:01 pm

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (“Authority”) seeks statements of qualifications (“SOQ”) from artists or multiple artists as a team (“Artist”) to design, fabricate, transport and deliver, and consult during installation for an Artwork to be installed by the Authority for the Airline Support Building. The Airline Support Building (ASB) is a new building on the south side of the airfield, just north of N. Harbor Drive and east of the existing Administration Building.  Its intended use will be to serve belly cargo, provisioning and ground service equipment maintenance for multiple airline tenants, who will be collocated into a single building and separated by demising walls. An Artist or Artist team will be selected to design, fabricate, transport and deliver, and consult during the installation of a permanent artwork for the Airline Support Public Art Opportunity. The proposed Artwork will be sited in front of security fencing that surrounds a secured Airside apron area used by airline tenants for staging of cargo and ground equipment. The artwork is expected to double as a screening element and may take the form of a screen, wall relief, or multiple successive sculptural elements.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have demonstrated ability to create permanent site-responsive integrated projects and have successfully completed at least one (1) large-scale permanent public art commission project with a budget of at least $50,000. Refer to the RFQ for additional eligibility requirements.

BUDGET: $300,000.

DEADLINE: May 22, 2019

QUESTIONS: Lauren Lockhart


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – Arts Festival Feasibility Study

In RFP on April 2, 2019 at 6:32 pm

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to provide analysis regarding the feasibility of an arts festival. In 2017, the West Hollywood City Council approved WeHo Arts: The Plan, a community-based cultural plan as a result of an iterative 18-month process that included contributions from over 1,700 individuals. The Plan is structured by its 5 principles (Space, Engagement, Support, Visibility, and Experimentation) and 20 recommendations. These provide the framework to organize, develop, and sustain the work of the City of West Hollywood’s arts and culture programs over the next 5+ years.

During the community outreach process for The Plan some community members expressed an interest for the City to host a large-scale community arts festival where groups and individuals can create, present, and engage in work around a particular theme. The recommendation has been included in The Plan under the principle Engagement which acknowledges that art has the capacity to bring people together and create community; the arts should be viewed as a resource and a vehicle for people to understand the City’s values.

The City anticipates the final work product will be a report with qualitative responses from the community and quantitative analysis and tables to assess the potential success, needs and funding for an Arts Festival to coincide and align with WeHo Arts: The Plan, a community-based cultural plan.

ELIGIBILITY: Qualified consultants (individuals, teams, or firms) must have at least 5 years of professional experience and expertise with similar projects. Prior experience working and coordinating with a municipality or public agency is preferred but not required.

DEADLINE: April 25, 2019 12:00 PM PST

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Ehemann, Public Art Coordinator, 323-848-6846,


GLENDALE – Salary Position – Urban Art Program Administrator

In Salary Position on April 1, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Under the general supervision of the Director of Library, Arts & Culture (LAC), with general assignment allocation from other library administrators, this position facilitates city-wide cultural arts programs within Glendale. Based out of the LAC Department, the Urban Arts Program Administrator facilitates arts and cultural programming involving the Arts & Culture Commission. Realizes the vision of the City of Glendale Urban Arts Program Plan to make Glendale an arts destination and executes the current 2019-2020 Urban Arts Work Plan.

A key component of this position is the development, management and adherence to a programmatic budget that involves sourcing, identifying, applying and facilitating public & private funds, grant application/coordination, fundraising, as well as foundation and nonprofit facilitation, to support LAC and Commission objectives to expand the cultural arts within the City of Glendale.

The Urban Arts Program Administrator also works with developers, venue managers, artists/artistic directors, local businesses, City departments, the general public, and performers or exhibitors, to ensure programs and initiatives are successful and build community engagement.

ELIGIBILITY: Seven years of progressively responsible management/administration experience in the arts administration field including working familiarity with municipal arts programs and production-related technical requirements. Four years of experience developing and implementing grants and the funding management process. Background in management with strong fiscal planning, project management, budgeting, and grants management experience and working knowledge of a variety of cultural activities including performance, exhibitions, and not-for-profit management business practices.

SALARY: $42.54 Hourly. This is a part-time position

DEADLINE: April 5, 2019, 11:59 PM Pacific

QUESTIONS: City of Glendale, 818-548-2110


AFTA/PAN – RFP – 2019 Public Art Preconference Five in Five Presentations

In RFP on March 28, 2019 at 6:08 pm

Are you going to the 2019 AFTA Public Art Preconference in Twin Cities, MN? Do you have an extraordinary (or nightmare) public art project that you’d like to share? Or do you have a fun, lighthearted take on what we do and why we do it? And can you present it with five slides in five minutes?

If the answer is yes, and you like to stay up a bit late, apply to be a Five in Five presenters! This is a lively hour of public art camaraderie: a chance to meet up with old #PANpals or make new ones. First-time attendees are especially encouraged to apply! 10-12 individuals or teams will be selected. To present/ share/ perform/digress at the Public Art Preconference’s Five in Five Presentations! Event date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 / 9:30 – 10:30 pm

Curated by PAN Council members Michael Chavez, Clare Haggerty, Kipp Kobayashi, Julia Muney Moore, and Ben Owen

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone registered for the Preconference is welcome to apply!

DEADLINE: March 29, 2019 at 10PM EST

TO APPLY: Email a 150-word description and up to two images to Please make the subject line of your email: FIVE IN FIVE 2019. The deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10pm EST with notifications sent by April 15. Final presentation slides will be due May 15. For questions or more information contact: Ben Owen at


UNITED HUB – RFP – Her Art Here (Boeing 757)

In RFP on March 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

United Hub (United Airlines) is proud to launch #HerArtHere, a first-of-its-kind contest designed to find and uplift underrepresented women artists by providing a chance to paint a canvas like no other — a Boeing 757. The designs should visually represent the vibe and spirit of two of our key regions: California and New York/New Jersey. The art will cover 11,000 square feet of a Boeing 757. The two Boeing 757s will fly an average of 1.6 million miles a year and about 476 cross-country trips.

Six finalists (three for California and three for New York/New Jersey) will be selected to receive their own open gallery show, 100,000 United MileagePlus® award miles, will have their artwork on display in United ClubSM locations and United Polaris® lounges and featured on our social and digital channels. Two winners, one representing each region, will be chosen by public vote from the group of finalists and work with renowned artist Shantell Martin to finalize their designs for their respective region’s aircraft.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must identify as a woman, whether that’s cisgender, transgender, woman-aligned or non-binary, and reside in the U.S. While you don’t have to currently live in California or the New York area, they are looking for artists who can visually represent, in their style, our shared purpose and values, mission, and what each region means to them.

DEADLINE: March 24, 2019


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – 9×9 Mural (West Hollywood Park)

In RFP on March 7, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is seeking artist’s proposals for a
digital file of a 2D artwork (digital, photography, painting, etc.) in a square
format. The image will be printed on a vinyl material at 9×9 feet and
installed as a temporary mural in the West Hollywood Park’s 5-story Parking
Structure. The Artist will deliver the vinyl mural to the City (The City can
recommend fabricators to the selected artist, if requested). The City will
install the artwork. The artwork will remain on display for approximately 18

ELIGIBILITY: The Request for Proposals is open to professional visual artists eligible to work in the United States. Prior experience in public art is not required.

BUDGET: The budget for the artist to provide the 9 x 9 foot vinyl banner with pockets is
$2,500. The project is intended to cover the cost of design + fabrication. The city
will cover the cost of the mural installation.

DEADLINE: April 5, 2019, 5:00pm PST

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Ehemann, Public Art Coordinator, (323) 848-6846,


LOS ANGELES – Salary Position – Senior Art Program Specialist Pre-Qualified Pool

In Salary Position on March 5, 2019 at 5:45 pm

LA Metro is seeking a senior-level professional to work in delivering high visibility art programs associated with improving mobility and the quality of life for millions of Los Angeles County residents and visitors. The position will develop and implement innovative arts programs which transform the customer experience, enhance the use of transit and strengthens Metro’s ties with the communities it serves. 

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Art, Art History, Architecture, Urban Planning or Design, Public Administration or other related field and 3 years of journey-level experience implementing art programs in the public realm

SALARY: $69,722 – $104,541 annually

DEADLINE: March 8, 2019


SANTA FE, NM – Salary Position – Arts Commission Director

In Salary Position on February 25, 2019 at 4:30 pm

The City of Santa Fe, NM seeks an Arts Commission Director to perform a variety of managerial, administrative and supervisory duties related to planning, organizing and coordinating arts and cultural programs and services.

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Administration, Art History, Public Administration or other related field; and six (6) years progressively responsible experience in a combination of arts administration and business processes; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SALARY: $25.937 – 46.231 PER HOUR

DEADLINE: March 4, 2019 5:00 PM