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Opportunities for Artists

And then
© And Then…(in progress) by Ingram Ober,
Marisol Rendón-Ober and Chuck Moffit

Supporting Artistic Practice in San Diego

The Commission for Arts and Culture works with local, regional, national, and international artists to integrate art into San Diego’s built environment and public spaces. Through its Public Art Program, the City posts opportunities for artists to apply for various public art projects on an ongoing basis.

Current Opportunities

SD Practice

Eligibility: Any living artist legally residing in San Diego County is eligible to submit an application. 

Application Deadline: Monday, July 13, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to have their existing artworks considered for purchase by the City. This initiative is made possible by the monetary portion of a gift from Thomas O. Rasmussen. 

Full RFP: Request for Proposals (RFP)

Application Form: Please read more about the opportunity and directions for submittal in the RFP before completing the Online Application Form.

Link to the Online Application Form and directions for submittal can be found in Section 4.0 of the RFP. 


 

Park Social

Eligibility: Any artist or artist team legally residing in San Diego County is eligible to submit an application. 

Application Deadline: Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT

The City of San Diego (City) is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for Park Social, a temporary public art initiative designed to commission local artists to produce thought-provoking, innovative projects for the City’s Park system.

Full RFQ: Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Application Form: Please read more about the opportunity and directions for submittal in the RFQ before completing the Online Application Form.

Link to the Online Application Form and directions for submittal can be found in Section 5.0 of the RFQ. 

View and Apply for a Public Art Opportunity

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  • Read the Vendor Registration instructions in the User Guide carefully.
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  • Have your federal tax ID# or your SSN available.
  • Select your Business Category: 96104 Artists (including Digital Artists).
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