Opportunities for Artists

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture administers competitions to select artists to create artwork for selected capital improvement projects. When available, notices about these competitions will be posted to this web page and advertised in the media.


Summer Office Hours for Artists

Are you interested in developing a public art practice? Are you curious about the public art process? Would you like feedback on your portfolio, artist statement or resume?  Meet with Senior Public Art Manager Christine Jones or Public Art Coordinator J Noland for one-to-one conversations related to public art practice during our summer office hours for artists – every Friday from July 8 through August 26, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Commission for Arts and Culture office (1200 Third Avenue, Suite 924). No appointment required between 3-4 p.m. First come, first serve.


Learn about new opportunities as soon as they're announced. Follow the Commission for Arts and Culture on Twitter. Follow Dana Springs on Twitter

New to public art or want to learn more about making art for public places? Lynn Basa, a practicing public artist, has written a book all about it: The Artist's Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions. It's a great resource!