Posts Tagged ‘SoCal’

GLENDALE – RFP – Beyond the Box

In RFP on July 5, 2017 at 11:05 pm

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. Now in its fourth year, Beyond The Box beautifies the city’s streetscape with colorful and interesting murals installed by selected artists on city-owned utility boxes. To date murals on over 90 boxes have been completed by the program, which has been very well received by residents and visitors to Glendale.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible to artists living and/or working in Southern California

BUDGET: Artists selected will receive a $750.00 stipend.

DEADLINE: July 25, 20174 4:00 pm

QUESTIONS: Ivonne Martinez,


CLAREMONT – RFP – Transit Art in Parking Structure Restrooms

In RFP on May 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm

The City of Claremont invites artists and artist teams to submit proposals for a site-specific indoor public art installation to be exhibited in and around the restrooms inside of the parking structure located on First Street in the western portion of the Claremont Village. The project will include both restroom facilities and all exterior entrance walls. The exterior wall treatment may include, but is not limited to, mosaic tile, ceramic tile, relief, a painted mural and/or a combination of all mediums. In the case of any raised imagery (i.e. relief), it can extend no more than 6” (six inches) off the original exterior wall surface, with the exception of the exterior bench wall, which should have no raised imagery.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to regional, 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: The budget for this project shall not exceed $10,000.

DEADLINE: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 5:00pm

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


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – RFQ – Art Conservators Prequalified List

In RFQ on May 5, 2017 at 3:43 pm

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) seeks professional Conservators and Conservation teams and/or firms for a Resource List of Prequalified Art Conservators to advise on maintenance and preventative care, and examination and conservation of artworks in the Los Angeles County Civic Art Collection. Once selected to the Resource List, conservators, teams and firms on the list will be invited to bid on specific conservation projects on an as-needed basis. The list will remain active for three years with an option to renew for another three years.

ELIGIBILITY: This RFQ is open to conservators and conservation teams and/or firms residing in Southern California, including the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara.

BUDGET: Once selected, prequalified conservators, teams and/or firms will be eligible to develop proposals as conservation projects are initiated by the Arts Commission. Budgets will be determined on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the conservator.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 31, 5pm

QUESTIONS: Clare Haggarty, Civic Art Collections Manager, at 213-202-3986 or


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Portable Outdoor Mural

In RFP on January 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Greenway Arts Alliance unites communities through art, education and social enterprise. Through our professional theatre productions at the Greenway Court Theatre, educational programs through Greenway Institute for the Arts and the Melrose Trading Post, Greenway builds a vibrant artistic community. 20th Anniversary Public Art Portable Outdoor Mural Project at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles seeks an artist to create 4 portable pieces of public art for an outdoor environment that reflects the spirit of Greenway Arts Alliance Greenway Court Theatre and the Melrose Trading Post. creatively using 20 years of digital photos on large portable panels, to honor the organization’s 20th Anniversary. Engage our local artist community through educational programming organized by Greenway, including, but not limited to, volunteer participation, meet the artist opportunities, workshops, demonstrations, etc.

ELIGIBILITY: Artist must reside in Southern California

BUDGET: The project budget is not to exceed $10,000 for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget includes the artist(s) fee, supplies, travel-related expenses, and other associated costs.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

QUESTIONS: Whitney Weston, Co-Founder,


SAN DIEGO – RFP – San Diego Botanic Garden

In RFP on December 9, 2016 at 2:42 am

Naomi Nussbaum Art & Design is seeking artists for the 2017 San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition. SDBG receives tens of thousands of visitors each year. Over the years, the Sculpture Exhibition has grown in reputation as well as sales. Installation is tentatively scheduled for early May 2017, the opening reception is in June (tbd), and de-installation is mid- March/early April, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: Southern California artists only.  If you are interested in submitting, please email jpeg(s) of the works you would like to be considered, together with title(s), materials, dimensions, description, price and any special installation requirements, no later than January 20, 2017.

BUDGET: n/a. Artist is to deliver, install and de-install. Up to two SDBG staff members are available to assist with installation and de-installation if needed. Please note, SDBG will not approve sculptures that require a crane to install/de-install. Each participating artist receives free passes for him/herself and collectors, family, friends for the duration of the exhibition.

DEADLINE: January 20, 2017

QUESTIONS: Naomi Nussbaum, Curator,, (858) 204-2058


Health Related Emergency Grant for Women Artists

In Artist Professional Development on March 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Women’s Center for Creative Work announces a Health Related Emergency Grant Program for Women Artists. The goal of this grant program is to provide more $30,000 in grants to artists who have a medical or dental emergency or have an illness-related financial need. Additionally, each grant recipient can also obtain 3 hours of consultation (case-management) within 3 months of receiving the award. This service will be provided by social work consultant, Tricia Smith, MSW, in order to make recipients aware of any resources or programs for which they may be eligible. Tricia Smith can meet in person at the Women’s Center for Creative Work, over the phone, or via Skype. The first three non-recipients who request this service will also be eligible to receive up to 3 hours of consultation within 3 months of notification. First come, first served.

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists of all disciplines who live in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties and identify as one or more of the following: female, person of color, or low-income.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2016

GRANT AWARD: Artists are eligible to apply for up to $3000. Typical grants will be between $2000-$3000.



CITY OF VENTURA – RFP – Healing Space

In RFP on January 22, 2016 at 7:16 pm

The City of Ventura Public Art program in partnership with Community Memorial Hospital system, is seeking proposals from Southern California Artists to submit proposals to exhibit an original mixed media or fiber art installation to inspire a sense of Healing Space within the external building window galleries.  Selected works will be on display for a period of 6 months. Artists have the option to propose to impact 1, 2 or 3 sides of the building.

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to interested artists residing in Southern California.

BUDGET: The selected artist or artist team will be awarded a $1750 contract. The commission includes design, fabrication, materials, installation, de-installation costs.

DEADLINE: Monday February 22, 2016 at 4:00pm

QUESTIONS: Tobie Roach, Public Art Project Manager, City of Ventura, 805-658-4759,


CITY OF CARLSBAD – RFQ – Pine Avenue Community Park

In RFQ on October 20, 2015 at 8:26 pm

The City of Carlsbad’s Library & Cultural Arts Department seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-integrated artwork in conjunction with the future park improvements for the Pine Avenue Community Park. The improvements include an 18,000 sf multi-purpose, multi-generational community center and a garden area consisting of an ornamental garden and community garden plots. The City of Carlsbad recently hired architectural firm Roesling Nakamura Terada with landscape architecture firm Spurlock Poirier to prepare design and construction documents for these improvements. Construction documents are expected to be finalized by April 2016 and construction of the park improvements are expected to begin in November 2016 with completion by December 2017.

ELIGIBILITY: The call is open to established professional artists residing and eligible to work in the United States. Preference may be given to artists living in Southern California. Artists whose work is already represented in the city’s collection are eligible to apply, but the artist selection panel will consider artistic diversity as one factor in the selection process.

BUDGET: The total project budget is $100,000, all inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other project costs.

DEADLINE: November 23, 2015 at 4 p.m. PST 

QUESTIONS: Vincent Kitch, Cultural Arts Manager, City of Carlsbad, 760-434-2920,


CITY OF LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Graphic/Digital Designers Pre-qualified Roster

In RFQ on April 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking experienced and talented graphic / digital designers to provide graphic and digital design services for various DCA printed collateral and  digital / web-based materials, including: Heritage Month Calendars and Cultural Guides, Festival Guides, Program Brochures, Art Exhibition Catalogs and Didactics, Requests for Qualifications, Requests for Proposals, Event Marketing Materials, Program Logos, and other print and digital / web items as needed. Selected graphic / digital designers will be required to produce printed and PDF comps and final digital files for DCA printed materials and for digital / web use.

ELIGIBILITY: This local call is open to graphic / digital designers residing in the Southern California region (Ventura to San Diego counties). Applicants must have a minimum three years of paid graphic design experience. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

BUDGET: The graphic / digital design budgets for individual projects may range from $500 to $25,000.

DEADLINE: Friday, May 15, 2015

QUESTIONS: Ligeia Gorre, Department of Cultural Affairs,


RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – RFP – Monet Avenue, Tile Bollards

In RFP on April 14, 2015 at 1:02 am

Monet 2.0 is looking for artists who are changing attitudes and pushing the boundaries with fresh, innovative and compelling approaches to making art for public places. The spectrum of artwork planned for Monet 2.0 is designed to appeal to a range of artists, to bring together people of diverse experiences under a single idea of building a better place for people.

ELIGIBILITY: Minimum 18 years of age. Must reside in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Inyo, Kern, Tulare, Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties. Preference given to applicants residing in the Inland Empire.

BUDGET: $50,000 (max. All inclusive). Budget shall include artist’s fee, materials, supplies, travel, lodging and equipment and sales tax needed to design, fabricate, transport and install final piece.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2015

QUESTIONS: Dave Hunt, Art Program Manager