Rolling Call for Qualifications: Artist Roster

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs

Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs is launching a prequalified artist roster program. The Artist Roster, a curated shortlist of artists, will enable us to connect amazing qualified artists to projects and opportunities.
We are inviting local, regional, national, and international artist/teams to submit qualifications for a prequalified artists roster. Cultural Affairs leads the management of the City’s public art program, which includes the Percent for Art program for public and private development. In addition, we often consult on community planning, private development projects, and collaborations with public and private stakeholders. These often result in opportunities for public art projects on private and publicly owned land. The artists roster will enable Cultural Affairs to connect talented artists/teams creating unique, innovative, and transformative works to projects of varying scales, timelines, and artistic disciplines in the city of Santa Monica.
Our request for qualifications is open to all artists, social practitioners, heritage holders, designers, architects, or teams engaged with public art, site responsive design, and community engaged design practices. There are six categories of specialization artists/teams can submit for consideration. Artists/teams can apply to be considered for multiple categories:
  • Public Art (permanent & temporary),
  • Social/Civic Practice,
  • Media Arts,
  • Murals,
  • Design, and
  • Infrastructure Art.
Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed four times a year. The next deadline for applications is March 29, 2019, by 10:59 PM PST. If you know any artists that would be interested, please encourage them to apply and help spread the word. For application-related questions, please email [email protected], with “Roster - Question” in the subject line.
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