Venice Community Housing Request for Qualifications - Open Arts Call

Venice Community Housing

Venice, CA

Venice Community Housing Announces 2019-2020 Request for Qualifications for Artist

Contact: Dawn Hicks [email protected]

Phone: 310.573.8420 Fax: 310.399.1130

Venice Community Housing 720 Rose Avenue

Venice, CA 90291


RFQ will remain open for other future projects


Call Type:

- Public Art (mediums include but not limited to sculptors, muralist, temporary/mobile, ceramics, performance art and others.

- Creative Solutions for existing architecture.


About the Organization:

Venice Community Housing (VCH) has been developing long term, neighborhood-based solutions for low-income families and individuals for over 30 years. We own and manage 236 units of non-profit affordable housing, throughout Venice, Mar Vista, and Del Rey. We also provide comprehensive supportive services programs including job training, youth development, and family services.


Venice Community Housing works to reduce homelessness, maximize affordable housing, empower low income constituents, provide social services, and advocate for public policy that protects and strengthens the economic, racial and cultural diversity of Venice and other neighborhoods on the Westside of Los Angeles. 



VCH's Arts Community Collective (ArtsCSquared) is seeking qualified artists to assist VCH in implementing art and/or creative solutions within our existing building portfolio through a creative collaborative design process with our tenants, YouthBuild students, and the surrounding community.

Artists will work collaboratively with VCH staff and a low income apprentice/intern, within the community context of Venice, Mar Vista or Del Rey. Projects will include public engagement with tenants, students and community members. We are seeking artists who will be creative partners in creating an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates diversity and inclusion.

ArtsCSquared's mission is to create artworks and creative solutions, with the goal of promoting community engagement and developing creative placemaking strategies. "Building Community: Advocating for Social Cohesion and Empowering through Cultural Creativity"




- Resume/Bio

- Letter of Interest: Minimum 250 words Maximum 500 words

- Media: Images: Minimum 5 Maximum 10


Project budgets:




Submissions will be evaluated by the ArtsCSquared Committees. A short-list of artists will be invited for an interview. Selected artists will be assigned a site and soon after begin the engagement process in order to develop a site proposal.



Open to LA County based artist, with a preference for Westside neighborhood-based artist. All eligible applicants, regardless of age, race, sex, religion, nationality, or origin will be considered.


TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION PLEASE SUBMIT TO [email protected]: (all documents should be sent in the form of attachments only)


Letter of interest (250-500 words) describing:

-Why you are interested in this project

-Why you should be considered, citing relevant experience

-(5-10) Format images to a max of 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high 200dpi 

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