San Diego

Opportunities for Artists

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture administers competitions to select artists to create artwork for public art projects. When available, notices about these competitions will be posted to this web page.


here comes the neighborhood: San Ysidro 

Art Budget: Up to three artists/artist teams will each receive a budget of approximately $40,000 

Eligibility: Any artist or artist team legally residing in California or Baja California and authorized to work in the U.S.

Non-mandatory Pre-submittal Meeting:  October 25, 2017, at 9:00 AM at Executive Complex, 14th Floor Large Conference Room, 1010 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Application Deadline: November 16, 2017, 4:00 PM PST

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for here comes the neighborhood: San Ysidro.  Artists are sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent site-specific artworks for the San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego and consult during installation of artworks at the sites by the City.


Full RFQ: The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the public art project may be downloaded from the following PlanetBids website:


When you arrive at the PlanetBids website click "Bid Opportunities" to find the here comes the neighborhood: San Ysidro opportunity.  

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 on PlanetBids:

• Read the Vendor Registration instructions 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. 


When public art opportunities are published registered artists will be notified and provided instructions on how to download the documentation. For assistance with registration, phone or email John Mendivil at 619-533-3638 or [email protected]


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