Posts Tagged ‘West Hollywood’


In RFQ on March 1, 2018 at 10:48 pm

Metros Capital, a local real estate development company, is launching an initiative that it hopes will revolutionize the way Angelenos interact with their environment. In the residential space, the company wants to bring art closer to home. Metros Capital plans to showcase temporary and permanent art in and around its buildings that highlight cultural diversity and social responsibility. To this end, Metros Capital will commission local artists who reflect a breadth of vision through varying modes of expression.

ELIGIBILITY:  Artists will be commissioned based on the following criteria – The creative use of space; How well the piece complements the style of the building and the physical space; How effectively the piece symbolizes or reflects the history, character or essence of the neighborhood or the community at large

BUDGET: Compensation will be awarded for each project and will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on the scope and scale of the artwork, and materials required. Artists will also have the opportunity to donate some or all of their commission to a favorite charity, if desired.



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

In RFP on November 17, 2017 at 3:47 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 City will install the artwork. The artwork will remain on display
for approximately 12 months.

ELIGIBILITY: The Request for Qualifications 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: December 13, 2017 at 5:00pm

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


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – Public Art Exhibition Curator

In RFP on September 8, 2017 at 6:04 pm

The City of West Hollywood’s Art on the Outside Program is seeking an arts professional to curate a temporary public art exhibition for the Santa Monica Boulevard at Doheny Drive Sculpture Park. Independent curators and curators representing non-profit art organizations, art centers, galleries and/or museums are invited to develop proposals for an engaging temporary public art exhibition for the City’s primary outdoor exhibition space. The term of the exhibition is expected to begin in February 2018 and conclude in February 2019.

ELIGIBILITY: This is an open call to arts professionals. Proposals submitted by arts professionals, non-profit art organizations, art centers, galleries, and/or museums for exhibitions of emerging and established artists will be considered.

BUDGET: The exhibition selected by the City through this RFP will include an all-inclusive budget of $35,000 to cover all costs associated with the exhibition including, but
not limited to curator fee, research and curatorial selection, preparation of artworks for exhibition, artist fees, transportation of art elements, preparation of written exhibition didactics and labels, and installation and de-installation services.

DEADLINE: October 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

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


WEST HOLLYWOOD – Salary Position – Arts Technician

In Salary Position on August 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is seeking an Arts Technician to work alongside creative and committed professionals, performing various logistic and administrative functions related to Arts Division programming such as One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, Summer and Winter Sounds Concerts, and various speakers and film series, among others. This position will also prepare and participate in City Council and Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission initiated events/programs, including providing administrative support to commission bodies and special committees.

ELIGIBILITY: High school diploma or GED; (Associates degree in related field preferred); and, three to four years of progressively responsible related experience; or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

SALARY: $5,955 – $7,609 monthly

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a City job application with the Human Resources Division by the filing deadline. To apply and view additional job information please visit . If you are unable to submit your application materials online you can obtain an application package by contacting (323) 848-6860 or at City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Postmarks will not be accepted. AA/EOE. If you have questions or need special accommodations with the recruitment process, please contact Duane Cobb at (323) 848-6491 or


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – Frida Kahlo Art & Music Festival Art Fair

In RFP on July 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Frida Fest is an annual art and music festival honoring the life and legacy of Frida Kahlo and showcases the talents of local lesbian artists, musicians, poets and vendors. This is the L-Project’s signature fundraising event co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood. Last year’s festival was a huge success and brought together over 200 members of the LGBTQ community and our supporters. Free to exhibit with 20% commission of sales going to L-Project.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to female artists

DEADLINE: September 1, 2017Midnight GMT

QUESTIONS: Ms. Chris Baldwin, 424-333-0483 or


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFQ – Data Visualizations for WeHo Arts: The Plan

In RFQ on June 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is seeking qualifications from artists and artist teams in order to select an artist/team(s) to produce data visualizations of the community priorities and information collected in the City’s cultural plan, WeHo Arts: The Plan. The City intends to select three (3) artist/team(s) to create unique digital artworks to illustrate the vision for The Plan and its outcomes. Artists will be tasked to reference mostly text-based data collected during the cultural planning process to design an infographic, gif and/or video to illustrate the findings. Artists are invited to refer to the “How We Heard It – Overarching Principles + Priorities” as a reference for some of the data collected. Additional information about the cultural plan can be accessed on the city’s website, Each commissioned project will be required to be designed to function on the City’s various multi-media platforms (social media, video billboards, WeHo TV, city website) and as a printed take-away.

ELIGIBILITY: The Request for Qualifications is open to professional artists/artist teams residing in the United States. Professional artists/artist teams residing in West Hollywood are especially encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: Three (3) commissions will be awarded to three (3) unique individuals and/or artist teams with budgets for individual projects to not exceed $3,000 each.

DEADLINE: Completed applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm, June 15, 2017.

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Ehemann, Public Art Coordinator, City of West Hollywood, (323) 848-6846,


WEST HOLLYWOOD – Salary Position – Administrative Specialist II (Temporary)

In Salary Position on August 1, 2016 at 7:35 pm

This position will be providing support to the Arts Division through program and event coordination and administrative projects. The Administrative Specialist II will work with artists, organizations and City staff on various Arts programs and projects including: WeHo Reads, Social Media Postings, Holiday Program, Little Free Library, Sunset Strip Golden Anniversary, Transgender Arts Initiative, WHAP! Speaker Series, and Urban Art.

ELIGIBILITY: The ideal candidate is able to function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, hands-on work environment. Flexible and able to work with diverse constituencies. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Experience with event and program planning and coordination. Social media and arts administration/background is desired. High School diploma or GED and two (2) to three (3) years of related experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Must have a flexible schedule and available weekend/evening shifts, including on-call work on an as-needed basis.

SALARY: $26.62 – $32.73 (hourly), on-call, as-needed

DEADLINE: August 15, 2016 at 5:00pm PST


WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – Artwork Maintenance and Conservation

In RFP on June 8, 2016 at 5:36 pm

The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Economic Development Division requests proposals from qualified individuals, teams, or firms to coordinate and provide public art routine maintenance services for City urban artworks. The scope of work will include coordinating with City staff, creating an artwork maintenance schedule, noting artwork conditions throughout the year, and performing all routine monthly and annual maintenance for City urban artworks. The selected firm will be contracted for a two-year agreement with a one-year renewal option. The term of the proposed contract is expected to begin in July 2016 and shall conclude in June 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: The contractor must follow AIC (American Institute for Conservation) and professional standards for art conservation and maintenance as well as all federal, state and local health and safety guidelines for this maintenance work. Prior experience working and coordinating with municipalities is a plus.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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




CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFQ – Social Practice Artist

In RFQ on March 3, 2016 at 10:55 pm

As part of the cultural planning process, the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking an artist or artist group to join the planning team to create opportunities for the public to participate in the process in creative and engaging ways. The selected artist/artist group should have experience in social practice art. The artist/artist group will be asked to engage the community with artworks, events, workshops, or other experiences as a way to inform the cultural planning process. For the purposes of this RFQ, social practice is defined as an “art medium that focuses on social engagement, inviting collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions in the creation of participatory art.”

ELIGIBILITY: The Request for Qualifications is open to professional artists and artist groups residing in Los Angeles County. The ideal artist/artist group will have proven experience in social practice, work with diverse communities, creative problem solving, and unique examples of prior project documentation.

BUDGET: The City will provide a $2,000 per month stipend for seven (7) months for the artist/artist group.  If an artist group is selected, the $2,000 stipend will be divided by the group. It is anticipated that some portion of the stipend will cover costs associated with the social practice experiences and creative documentation.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted online by April 4, 2016, 5:00 P.M. (PDT)       

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Ehemann, Public Art Coordinator, City of West Hollywood, (323) 848-6846,


CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – 2015 One City One Pride Arts Festival Design Competition

In RFP on September 30, 2014 at 10:34 pm

The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission invites any and all artists to create a design that celebrates the theme of this year’s One City One Pride Arts Festival. Each year the City of West Hollywood produces a program of LGBTQ-related arts, educational and cultural events around June Pride month between Harvey Milk Day (May 22, 2015) through the end of June Pride Month (June 30, 2015), providing 40 days of celebrating pride through meaningful arts, education, and cultural programming. The festival comprises film screenings, exhibitions, theatre, dance, music, installation art, literary events, and more. To see an archive of last year’s programs please visit: A major component of One City One Pride will be a look back at AIDS and the role art and creative protest served in the AIDS movement with the exhibit Art/AIDS/America. Submissions should incorporate the 2015 theme as a major part of their design. Download the RFP for additional details about the design theme and submission requirements.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artist authorized to work in the United States.

BUDGET: The selected winner will win an award of $400 and the opportunity to display their artwork to thousands of people as part of the One City One Pride promotional campaign.

DEADLINE: January 7, 2015

QUESTIONS: City of West Hollywood, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069, (323) 848-6400