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Opportunities for Artists

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© 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



Art Budget: Approximately $400,000

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

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:00 PM PST

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.

Full RFQ: The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the public art projects may be downloaded from the following PlanetBids website: https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=17950&BidID=62617

Artists that have not previously registered through the City of San Diego for PlanetBids must register prior to downloading the RFQ.  It is also important to download the documents to become an official RFQ holder. You must be a registered RFQ holder to receive addenda.

To register for PlanetBids, please follow the instructions in the "View and Apply for a Public Art Opportunity" dropdown menu below. 

View and Apply for a Public Art Opportunity

Not a vendor with the City of San Diego? Complete the vendor registration form here. To register you will need to:

  • Read the Vendor Registration instructions in the User Guide carefully.
  • Create a user name and password.
  • Have your federal tax ID# or your SSN available.
  • Select your Business Category: 96104 Artists (including Digital Artists).
  • Receive an email from PlanetBids confirming successful registration access to the site within 24 hours. You will receive notifications of opportunities related to your business category as they become available.
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