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Proposing Artwork for City Property

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Here's what you need to know about proposing artwork for City property and the public right-of-way

The City of San Diego requires that any artwork proposed for property owned by the City, under the jurisdiction of the City, or both, be reviewed by the Commission for Arts and Culture and approved by the City.

Donations

Donations to the Civic Art Collection serve to further enhance the collection’s mission to provide meaningful aesthetic and cultural experiences for San Diego’s residents and visitors. Commission for Arts and Culture staff manages the artwork acquisition process. Each potential art acquisition is evaluated through a public process to determine its relevance to the City's Civic Art Collection mission and scope.

To have an artwork considered for inclusion in the Civic Art Collection, potential donors should submit a completed PDF icon Application for Donations of Artwork - Fillable Form.

Murals

Murals help make San Diego a more dynamic and creative city. Murals also improve the visual quality, design, and experience of public spaces. Commission for Arts and Culture staff manages the review and approval process for all proposals for murals on City property and the public right-of-way.

To have a mural considered by the City, applicants should review the mural toolkit and submit a completed application.

A mural toolkit and new mural application will be available soon.

Temporary Exhibits of Artwork

Temporary exhibits of artwork help enliven urban environments and engage communities in shared dialogue. Commission for Arts and Culture staff manages the review and approval process for all proposals for temporary exhibits of artwork on City property and the public right-of-way.

To have a temporary exhibit of artwork considered by the City, applicants should submit a completed PDF icon Application for Temporary Exhibits of Artwork - Fillable Form.

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