Posts Tagged ‘RFQ’

SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Mira Mesa Community Park Public Art Project

In RFQ on May 17, 2019 at 6:10 pm

Description: The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Mira Mesa Community Park Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artwork and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.

Eligibility: Any artist or artist team legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Deadline: 06/20/2019 4:00 PM PST

Budget: $400,000


LOS ANGELES – RFQ – ACLU Artist in Residence

In RFQ on April 24, 2019 at 11:24 pm


The ACLU of Southern California inaugural Artist-in-Residence program will embed an artist into the ACLU SoCal for a year-long collaboration. This unique opportunity will create a platform for the artist to work closely with the ACLU SoCal in developing, implementing, and promoting creative strategies through the lens of the artist’s practice.  More broadly, the AIR can aid in developing in an artistic approach for any aspect of the ACLU SoCal’s activities. Using art as a framework and material, this partnership will allow the ACLU SoCal to conceptualize its work and activities from an empowered position of change through creation. It is through this spirit of productive, creative energy that the AIR and the ACLU SoCal will engage allies and build awareness.

ELIGIBILITY: This residency is open to established and emerging professional artists who live or work in Southern California. The AIR must be available to participate in onsite meetings with ACLU SoCal staff members in their office in Los Angeles during the duration of the residency.

BUDGET: The AIR will be given an honorarium of $15,000 as an artist fee. Costs  associated with the execution, production, and installation of engagement and activations will be negotiated with the ACLU SoCal.

DEADLINE: June 5, 2019, 11:59pm PST

QUESTIONS: Do NOT contact the ACLU SoCal with questions regarding the RFQ. Please direct any inquiries to LeBasse Projects, the consulting firm for the AIR program. LeBasse Projects,


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


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Port of San Diego Performance Program

In RFQ on April 24, 2019 at 3:54 pm

The Port of San Diego’s Waterfront Arts & Activation department produces free community-focused events showcasing a variety of artistic performances around the San Diego Bay. These performances take the form of temporary pop-up artistic explorations as well as larger orchestrated free community events. Performances range from dance, theatre, and music, to new media, contemporary performance art, and interactive artworks. The current curatorial objective is to identify performance groups/artists to add to the Port’s 2019 – 2021 cultural programming. This Call for Artists invites artists and organizations to submit their qualifications for providing cultural performances to take place along the waterfront throughout District tidelands. Application materials will include a statement of intent, budgets, examples of past work and a resume/CV. Selected performance groups/artists will contract with the Port of San Diego on an as-needed basis. Performances will be programmed based on activation needs. An award of a contract is not a guarantee that performance services will be needed.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists based in the Counties of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego

BUDGET: Budgets will range from $500 – $15,000 per project based on each individual performer/performance group, the scale of performance, and specific project needs.

DEADLINE: May 27, 2019

QUESTIONS: Corey Dunlap, Project Manager,


KNIGHT FOUNDATION – RFQ – Public Spaces Fellowship

In RFQ on February 22, 2019 at 7:34 pm

Knight Foundation is inviting nominations for its inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes leading civic innovators who have created or influenced great public spaces in U.S. communities, creating more opportunities for connection and civic engagement. Chosen fellows will share up to $1 million in grants to continue their work. The Foundation is inviting people to nominate their candidate of choice. Individuals can also nominate themselves. Those who choose to nominate a candidate are encouraged to alert the nominee about the opportunity. If you have questions about the application, you can join an informational webinar to learn more about the fellowship on March 5 at 3 p.m. EST.

DEADLINE: March 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST



SEATTLE, WA – RFQ – The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway

In RFQ on February 14, 2019 at 12:09 am

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) in partnership with The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway, seeks an artist/artist team to create a durable and permanent public work of art to be sited in a transit-oriented development (TOD) on Capitol Hill at Broadway and John streets. The AMP Centerpiece Artwork will provide a physical place for remembrance and reflection, and a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma, and discrimination. The artwork will be sited adjacent to a tower wall approximately 40′ high and 30′ wide, located at the north end of the TOD plaza. The tower wall serves as a backdrop to a central community space and will be flanked by several new multi-story residential buildings that are under construction now.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to professional artists around the world. Students are not eligible to apply.

BUDGET: The selected artist/artist team will receive a commission of $300,000 USD to design, fabricate, and install the artwork.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:59 p.m. PST

QUESTIONS: Kristen Ramirez, Project Manager at (206) 615-1095,


SAN ANTONIO, TX – RFQ – Pre-Qualified List

In RFQ on February 13, 2019 at 3:53 pm

The City of San Antonio is implementing a comprehensive public art program that encompasses ongoing Capital Improvement resources, the new 2017-2022 Bond Program, non-bond public art projects, and special initiatives and will utilize the pre-qualified Public Artist list generated by this call. Qualifications are being accepted for each of these categories; Public Artists and Public Art Support Services.


DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 2019, 4:30 pm CST

QUESTIONS: or 210-207-4433


PHILADELPHIA, PA – RFQ – Public Services Building

In RFQ on February 13, 2019 at 3:48 pm

The City of Philadelphia seeks to commission an artwork in the PPSB’s planned public
entrance and lobby located at the northeast corner of the building facing North Broad Street. The features of the space include a double-height ceiling, large historic windows facing the street, exposed existing building structural elements, and a new covered entrance off Broad Street. The lobby will also be used for the display of PPD artifacts and objects that will be relocated from the existing headquarters lobby. The goals of lobby are to communicate the values and mission of the Philadelphia Police Department, to connect to the community, and to be a visual asset to this section of Broad Street.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to professional artists

BUDGET: $715,500

DEADLINE: March 6, 2019, 5:00pm EST

QUESTIONS: Public Art Director Margot Berg,; or
Percent for Art Project Manager Jacque Liu,


OXNARD – RFQ – Downtown Mural Project

In RFQ on February 6, 2019 at 10:34 pm

The City of Oxnard is seeking two artists (or two teams of artists) to create two permanent, outdoor murals that will be situated prominently at City Hall on the two large walls adjacent to the building’s main entrances from Third Street. Motorists and pedestrians travelling North, South, and West on Third Street will be able to view this artwork from their vehicle or by foot. This outdoor artwork will be highly visible and must complement the City’s aesthetic in style, scale, and medium. The artwork should be created to be noticeable at a distance, and understandable at a glance. The artwork should also draw inspiration from and seek to reflect the City’s rich, culturally diverse history.

ELIGIBILITY: The project is open to all artists, age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, natural origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Employees of the City of Oxnard, consultants of the City of Oxnard, or individuals who serve on the selection panel for the Cultural Arts Commission are not eligible.

BUDGET: A budget of $20,000 for each mural is all inclusive and must cover all associated costs of the project for each mural, including but not limited to, artist fees, design, fabrication, materials, labor, transportation, site preparation, insurance, consulting fees (such as structural engineering or testing), installation, equipment, traffic control, site clean-up, legal fees, permit fees, per diem, and taxes. It is the responsibility of the artist to purchase all the art materials necessary to complete the project.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019, 5pm

QUESTIONS: LeBasse Projects



In RFQ on February 4, 2019 at 7:33 pm

The Creative Strategists will work with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and partner departments to develop an evaluation plan. The Creative Strategist will document the process, approach, and lessons learned to help transform County practices and responsiveness. The Creative Strategist may work with at-risk populations, such as Foster Youth, Probation, Homeless, LGBTQ, and others. Now in its second year, the Creative Strategist Artist-In-Residence Cycle two embeds an artist as a creative strategist and art maker into a County department for a year-long residency. The participating departments include: Mental Health, Parks and Recreation, and Public Health. The selected artist will work alongside staff, project partners, community stakeholders, and artists in a collaborative process to develop, strategize, promote, and implement artist-driven solutions.

ELIGIBILITY: This residency is open to professional artists who live or work in LA County. The Creative Strategist must be available to participate onsite for a part-time flexible schedule in the designated LA County Department for the duration of the AIR program.

BUDGET: The Creative Strategist will be given an all-inclusive budget of $50,000 per year.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2019, 10:59PM PST

QUESTIONS: Pauline Kanako Kamiyama, Deputy Director of Civic Art and Acting Cross-Sector Manager/Creative Strategist Initiative at 213-202-5920 or