Posts Tagged ‘Pasadena’


In RFP on February 6, 2019 at 12:03 am

Old Pasadena Management District seeks submissions for the third annual BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena. The free, one-day event encourages the community to experience bold art in myriad ways within the district’s unique downtown alleyways. Artists are invited to submit proposals for site-specific, temporary, outdoor installations. Submissions should be community friendly and showcase color, fun, surprise, and playfulness. Participatory and interactive work, “experiments,” and surprising/creative approaches are welcome. Emerging artists are strongly encouraged to submit.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must live in the greater Los Angeles area and be at least 18 years of age. Pasadena-based artists are especially encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: Six awards of $750 each

DEADLINE: Friday, March 15, 2019, 12:00PM

QUESTIONS: Janet Swartz or Sarah Hilbert –


PASADENA – RFP – Caltech Art + Research Residency Program

In RFP on August 30, 2018 at 9:11 pm

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) seeks applications for an artist residency, which is part of a new program in visual culture being developed jointly by Caltech’s Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (“The Huntington”). The Caltech Art + Research Residency Program provides an artist the opportunity to develop a project in conversation with the Caltech research community and share it publicly through Caltech’s public programs. It supports artists and other creative practitioners whose work involves research and experimentation and engages art, humanities, science and technology in society. Duration: 10 weeks full-time, to begin any time after January 1, 2019, and concluding before June 15, 2019.


BUDGET: The maximum support available for the 10-week residency is an all-inclusive stipend of $30,000. The selected applicant may request a lower stipend in exchange for housing support and/or reimbursement for expenses. Housing is not provided, though the artist-in-residence will have access to Caltech rental properties (availability varies).

DEADLINE: September 30, 2018, position open until filled.



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,

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,


PASADENA – Salary Position – Public Art Coordinator

In Salary Position on November 1, 2016 at 8:29 pm

The City of Pasadena Planning and Community Development Department is seeking a experienced Program Coordinator II. The Program Coordinator II (Public Art Coordinator) will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of private development and capital public art projects from inception to completion, including permanent, temporary and creative placemaking projects and programs.

ELIGIBILITY: The ideal candidate will have recent experience and knowledge of the theory and practice of public art. The successful candidate has knowledge of public engagements, aesthetics, siting, context, content, and architectural integration. The Program Coordinator II (Public Art Coordinator) possesses advanced problem solving skills to coordinate teams, oversee complex projects and facilitate group processes while ensuring project completion falls within budget and related policy guidelines.

SALARY: $73,870.58 – $92,338.48 Annually

DEADLINE: November 24, 2016 11:59 PM Pacific Time


PASADENA – Salary Position – Executive Director Pasadena Museum of California Art

In Salary Position on September 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm

The Board of Directors of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) seeks an Executive Director who will be responsible for developing and implementing the overall vision and strategy for the Museum with the staff and Board. The ideal candidate should possess the vision to take the PMCA to the next level of achievement. She or he should have an understanding and appreciation of historic and contemporary California art and design or be an eager and quick learner about these subjects. The candidate should also have interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills and should be an experienced and dynamic fundraiser. The new Executive Director will supervise four full-time employees and eleven part-time employees and must also be an experienced and gifted leader with a proven record of successful and creative management and familiarity with budgeting procedures.

ELIGIBILITY: Should have a background in a visual arts organization, especially in museum leadership and management. A bachelor’s degree is necessary. The Director will be the key spokesperson for the Museum and must be able to convey excitement and appreciation for the PMCA’s mission, exhibitions, and programs. The candidate must also have experience in fundraising and board leadership. The Director must be capable of establishing and cultivating relationships with other art institutions, foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout California and beyond. The position should be viewed as an opportunity to expand and build upon the already successful history of this small museum.

DEADLINE: November 11, 2016

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and one-page summary resume, attached in a single document as well as copied into the body of an email to Brianna Smyk, Public Relations Manager & Editor, at Please use the subject: Executive Director Application: Last Name, First Name. Please list your salary requirements.

PASADENA, CA – RFP – Temporary Installations

In RFP on April 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

The Playhouse District Association is pleased to distribute the attached Request for Proposals for an exciting new project as part of the PDA’s public art program. For 2016, the PDA is seeking qualified artists to fabricate and install a “Temporal Installation” across a number of sites in our part of Pasadena to enliven underutilized sites and bring attention to our role as an arts and cultural destination.

ELIGIBILITY: The artist must be present at the required meetings and arrange/pay for the installation and removal of the artwork.

BUDGET: $15,000 which will be paid to the selected artist or team for the purposes of designing, fabricating, installing and removing the works. No additional design fees or honoraria are available. The Playhouse District Association will work with the artist (and cover associated fees) to obtain Zoning and Building reviews/approvals. The PDA will obtain General Liability insurance for the duration of the installation; artists are welcome to carry their own insurance as desired.

DEADLINE: Monday, April 18 at 9:00 am PDT

QUESTIONS: Brian Wallace, Director of Economic Development, Playhouse District Association, 626.744.0340,


CITY OF PASADENA – RFP – NEA Our Town Project “My Pasadena”

In RFP on April 9, 2015 at 12:19 am

The City of Pasadena in partnership with Side Street Projects seeks proposals from California-based artists and collectives to create and install temporary, interactive public art projects in the Civic Center Overlay Zone that align with the City’s Public Art Master Plan as part of the My Pasadena: National Endowment for the Arts Our Town project.  The City is hosting a Community Meeting to review the project on:
Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 pm
The Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all California-based (live or work) artists or arts organizations.

BUDGET: The total artwork budget for projects is $95,000. Project award amounts range from $2,500 to $20,000 with only one $20,000 contract to be awarded.

DEADLINE:  Monday, May 4, 2015

QUESTIONS: Questions may be referred to the Cultural Affairs division at 626-744-7062.



In RFP on May 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Green Public Art Consultancy invites artists, performers and designers to create floats, placards, portable sculptures, kites, performances, art bikes, balloons and street spectacles for a Green Art Parade! Parade entries can make political statements, environmental messages. For inspiration, visit this pinterest board to get those wheels turning!

The route will begin at a location TBD in North Park and will conclude at Art Produce (3139 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104). Participants must be able to walk, run, and/or roll the entire route. The route will not exceed 1 mile in length.

The Green Art Parade will occur on two dates, Saturday, July 13, 2013 and Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:00pm. An artist’s reception at the Art Produce gallery and garden will immediately follow each event.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all artists residing in Southern California. Artists living in San Diego are especially encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE: Submission materials are due May 15, 2013 by 5:00pm via email to: . Selected artists notified on May 20, 2013 with an official invitation to participate.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Rebecca Ansert, or 424-229-2257



In RFQ on March 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

The City of Pasadena, California is seeking proposals from artists, artist teams and galleries for the selection and commission of artworks for Phase II of the Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program.  Selected sculptures will be installed for 24 months at eight highly-visible locations within the City.  Two of the six loaned artworks may reflect sustainability, water, conservation, electrical, or recycling themes.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must be eligible to work in the United States and have a valid U.S. Social Security or Tax Identification Number by the application deadline. CIP Public Art competitions are open to any professional artist or a team led by a professional artist who have not received a City of Pasadena Public Art commission and do not have a current public art contract open, exclusive of property development, within the last three years.

BUDGET: Artist honoraria are $3,000 for the loaned artworks and $5,000 for site-specific projects. Artworks must be available for installation by June 30, 2013.

DEADLINE: April 22, 2013 at 5:00pm PST

QUESTIONS: Questions can be referred to Cultural Affairs at 626-744-7062. The City is hosting a public meeting to review the program and the Request for Proposals on April 2 at 6:30 PM at the Armory Center for the Arts, located at 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103.