Call for Artists - Civic Art

LA County Arts Commission Civic Art Program

Los Angeles, CA

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

Total Project Budget: $850,000 (This budget is divided into two distinct locations. Opportunity 1: Terrace level is $700,000. Opportunity 2: Client Intake Lobby is $150,000.)

Project Location: The Vermont Corridor is a major project which spans 5 County owned properties in the Koreatown area of LA. The sites are located at 3175 West 6th Street and at 433, 510, 526, 532 and 550 South Vermont Avenue.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 4, 2018

Project duration: This project is anticipated to have a two year design and construction schedule.

 

GOALS OF THE ARTWORK

Civic Art is an essential element of the project visioning and design implementation throughout the new Vermont Corridor building.

The artwork design for the terrace level will reshape the main common space, where offices, meeting rooms and recreational areas coexist. The terrace level bridges the parking structure to the main building. This is the nexus point of arrival for the facility’s staff and 90% of the visitors to the building. 

The artwork design for the ground level entrance from Vermont Street will be an integral element of a community space already equipped with tables and chairs, a small reception area and adjacent rooms for some support devices. The homeless population may heavily utilize this area. To encourage the utilization of the space, the artist(s) should create a safe and restorative environment, a welcoming harbor made of durable, resilient and maintainable materials.

 

ELIGIBILITY

This commission is open to all professional artists residing or working in the United States. In an effort to grow a diverse collection, artists who have artwork in the Los Angeles County’s Civic Art Collection will not be eligible unless this project has a higher budget than the previously commissioned project. 

DEADLINE

June 4, 2018

Please follow the link included below for more information regarding the project. 

https://www.lacountyarts.org/opportunities/civic-artists-request-qualifications/request-qualifications-vermont-corridor

To learn more about this project and be introduced to civic art processes and procedures, please join us for a technical workshop on Monday, May 7, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Please RSVP at malacantara@arts.lacounty.gov by Friday, May 4.

Feel free to share this information with your colleagues and any contacts who might be interested in learning more about this opportunity.

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