Posts Tagged ‘RFP’

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


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 – 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,,


SANTA MONICA – RFP – Out of the Blue: Installation and Public Practice Projects

In RFP on February 7, 2018 at 12:47 am

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs seeks proposals from individual artists, partnerships and collectives residing in Los Angeles County for temporary art projects at the Annenberg Community Beach House (415 Pacific Coast Highway). Out of the Blue showcases process, participation, and art as a social practice, engaging the public through planned and chance encounters with artistic creation. One or more projects may be accepted for non-overlapping time frames between July 10 and August 31, 2018. The selected artist(s) may spend preparation and research time at a shared Beach House office, if desired, starting June 10.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists living in Los Angeles County

BUDGET: For projects that take place between one and seven weeks, budgets of between $3,000 and $20,000 will be considered.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by 12:00pm (noon) PST

QUESTIONS: Naomi Okuyama, Cultural Affairs Supervisor,; 310-458-2257


GLENDALE – RFP – Beyond the Box

In RFP on January 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm

The City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission has designed a program to support public art programs and to enhance the community and neighborhoods through the use of murals. The project, Beyond the Box, is intended to enhance the aesthetics of the city, promote civic pride, increase pedestrian traffic and extend public art to new areas and unexpected places while creating an attractive environment and allowing art to be introduced to the public in a creative and inventive way. The program goal is to bring beauty to unexpected places such as public infrastructure and utility boxes. Beyond The Box is a utility box mural project supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program. There are currently over 100 painted utility box murals in Glendale.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all local and regional artists. The Commission encourages applications from both new and established artists.

BUDGET: $750.00 per utility box, inclusive of all artist’s fees, paints and materials. The Commission anticipates selecting artwork for up to thirteen utility boxes.

DEADLINE: Complete the application and return by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

QUESTIONS: Ivonne Martinez, Library, Arts & Culture Department,


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