PUBLIC ART PROJECT OPPORTUNITY: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Parking Plaza Public Art Opportunity:

Artists are invited to collaborate with the Authority’s design-build team to create an integral, visually dynamic, and experiential artwork within the new Parking Plaza. The Parking Plaza is expected to be a 3-story post-tensioned concrete structure of approximately 1,000,000 square feet with 3,000 parking spaces and will be located on the current footprint of the Terminal 2 East parking lot.

This opportunity will serve as the introductory Airport experience for passengers utilizing the Parking Plaza, and should therefore create a sense of place and support intuitive way-finding within the structure. The artwork should respond to and reflect the building’s smart technology, which senses vehicle occupancy and uses real-time data to simplify the user experience. This may be accomplished through the use of responsive or participatory features, by utilizing data generated from the structure to enhance interactive elements, or by integrating renewable energy devices into the artist’s design.

Budget: $900,000

Eligibility: RFQ is open to all professional designers, artists and teams legally qualified to work in the US; artists must have successfully completed at least one large-scale permanent public art commission with a project budget of at least $500,000 within the past ten years. Additional requirements are listed in the RFQ.

Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by March 27, 2015

For full guidelines, information, and to apply for the opportunity, all artists must register in the Authority’s Vendor Database:

To register visit: complete the Vendor Registration.
What you need to register:
1. You will be asked to create a user name and password, please write them down and save for reference,
2. Have your federal tax ID # or your SSN available, and
3. Select your Business Category. For this opportunity use the following Business Category: 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

Once you’ve successfully completed the registration process you will receive an e-mail from the Authority confirming your successful registration.
Then, you can login to our website to view and/or print the opportunity

From the Wide Angle Youth Media Facebook page:

“In the wake of exciting distribution and programming accomplishments here at Wide Angle recently, we regret to share some unfortunate news. Over the weekend, the main Wide Angle Youth Media office was broken into. Although the intruder made quite a mess of things, we were very fortunate that no one was harmed, our media lab was untouched, and many of our cameras are still safe and in working order. Programming will be back in action today at all of our sites, including Miller’s Court, but the robbery has created a direct impact in our cash flow and we are reaching out with an immediate call for donations. Please share, and thank you for your support during this emotional turn of events.

Arts Advocacy Day is your opportunity to receive crucial advocacy training from experts in the field and then put that training into practice. Hosted by Americans for the Arts and cosponsored by 85+ national arts organizations, National Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations. Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Washington DC to meet with their members of Congress in support of issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

On Monday, join hundreds of your colleagues from across the country for interactive advocacy training and peer-to-peer learning and networking. That night, get inspired by our Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy at the Kennedy Center.

Then, on Tuesday, after the Congressional Arts Kick Off, you’ll meet with your congressional representatives to share your story about the impact and transformative power that the arts have in your community.

Why should I register?

At Arts Advocacy Day, you get three things you can’t get anywhere else.

  1. Networking with your fellow arts advocates from across the country and go on congressional visits led by State Captains.
  2. Learning the latest research facts and figures on the arts to help make your case.
  3. Strategizing with experienced advocates during an interactive role play session on how to make the case for the arts and arts education to your members of Congress.

Learn about Registration

Still not convinced? Check out highlights from the 2014 Arts Advocacy Day!

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CulturalDC, in collaboration with Atlas Performing Arts Center, the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Project, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and community organizations, is pleased to announce the Storefronts DC competition to commission a series of temporary art installations, pop-up events and short-term art projects in Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8 in Washington, DC. The program is intended to be a transformative initiative that activates vacant spaces and increases foot-traffic through an infusion of arts and cultural projects.

The call can be found here:

Request for proposals (RFP): Bringing Tap Back Public Art Project in Chattanooga, TN


Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) and the Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN) are seeking proposals for original, two-dimensional designs for Bringing Tap Back.Bringing Tap Back is a state-wide initiative that raises awareness of the importance of drinking water by providing free and publically accessible water bottle refill stations in public spaces. We are seeking original artwork that will be printed and installed on eight new outdoor water bottle refill stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three designs will be selected for production and installed in summer 2015. The selected artists/designers will receive a $2,500 honorarium for their design. Winning designs will be on view for up to three years. Artwork should be visually compelling to encourage users and stand alone as public artwork.

Eligibility: This RFP is open to all professional designers, artists and teams over the age of 18, who currently reside in the United States.


Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by April 30, 2015 4:00 pm. EST. No exceptions.


For full guidelines and information:

The City of Charlotte Joint Communication Center (JCC) Public Art Opportunity


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 9, 2015 – 11:59 p.m. EDT

Pre-submittal Meeting:

March 24, 2015 4:00 p.m. EDT (Attendance is optional)

This meeting is an opportunity for potential applicants to ask questions regarding the project site, public art scope and the submission process.

Meeting location

Arts & Science Council Board Room

227 W. Trade Street, Suite 250

Charlotte, NC 28202



The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional Artists or Teams of Artists in response to a significant public art opportunity for the City of Charlotte’s Joint Communications Center (JCC).

The JCC will be built on a campus with other buildings occupying a little over five acres.  The site is currently flanked by multi and single family housing on its West side and a mix of industrial and commercial businesses on its East side.  Located at the intersection of North Graham Street and Statesville Avenue in a distressed area, the property is currently being considered for rezoning from an industrial site to a mixed urban development in hopes of spurring economic growth and investment.

The four-story facility is approximately 82,000 square feet and will provide improved emergency response services by consolidating operator groups who use the same technology to monitor and respond to real-time emergency and non-emergency calls throughout the city of Charlotte.  In addition to the primary day-to-day operational functions, the building will house a public waiting area to accommodate the public, public officials, media and emergency personnel awaiting proper deployment during an emergency activation.


Project Description

This is a significant public art opportunity that will impact not only the JCC operators, but also the surrounding neighborhood, businesses, and vehicular traffic. The selected artist or team of artists will be invited to create an engaging experience that is sculptural and interactive. This experience could provide intuitive clues that allude to the hi-tech activity housed inside the facility. The feature will be sited on the exterior of the facility and could trace the perimeter of the property and possibly spill into, activate or engage the entry plaza.

It should be visually engaging during the day and at night. And is further envisioned to invite diverse interpretations while exploring a range of interactive media including, but not limited to: modular, large scale, dynamic, interactive, kinetic, time-based and/or web-based.

The selected artist/artist team(s) must take into consideration specific site conditions including but not limited to security and traffic sight lines. All considered media must be durable, low maintenance, and of a permanent nature.



An amount not to exceed $400,000 is allocated to include all artists’ fees, design, fabrication and installation.  Engineering fees and all requirements for code shall be included in this amount.


Minimum Eligibility

  • Professional artists who have experience managing, designing and completing public art project commissions over $280,000.00 within the past five (5) years are eligible.
  • Must reside in the United States.
  • Artists, contractors, designers or architects who are currently under contract with the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the City of Charlotte or Mecklenburg County or who have completed contracts within the past three (3) years with any of the above listed agencies are not eligible to apply. City or County staff, Public Art Commission members, ASC Board members, ASC staff, and their immediate family members are not eligible.
  • Architects interested in applying must have successfully completed at least three (3) public art projects (that are distinguished from infrastructure design) within the last five (5) years to be considered eligible to participate in this opportunity. Eligibility must be demonstrated in the application materials submitted.



  • Credentials: a Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)demonstrating professional history and skills or experience as a professional artist (maximum two pages)
  • Statement of Interest: a brief introductory narrative that also provides insight about your interest in the project
  • Images: up to ten (10) images or three (3) digital video or movie files limited to two minutes each – of recent work completed within the past five (5) years
  • Annotation: titles, date, media and dimensions of artwork
  • References will be requested from the finalists


APPLICATION/submission Process

Participants must submit all required materials through SlideRoom. (, an online application system

Please be sure to allow adequate time to submit your application as technical difficulties can occur. Applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered will not be considered.

Selection Process

This solicitation process is being undertaken to enable the Public Art Commission to identify the most highly qualified artist(s) for this opportunity.  A panel of local and national arts professionals and community stakeholders appointed by the Public Art Commission will review eligible artists’ applications, determine a shortlist of finalists, interview three to five finalists and select one (1) artist or team of artists.  The selected artist or team of artists will be recommended to the ASC Board of Directors to enter into agreement for this project.

Artist(s) selected for this project will be required to coordinate with Artist(s) working on the Statesville Corridor Public Art Opportunity.


April 9, 2015 – 11:59 p.m. EDT


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