San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Request for Qualifications: 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool

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 San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Request for Qualifications: 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool

Deadline: March 7th, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. The 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool will be used to select artists for commissions for a range of new permanent public art projects. Past public art experience is not required.

The 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool will be used to select artists for commissions for a range of new permanent public art projects associated with the construction of new civic buildings, parks, playgrounds, transportation and streetscape improvement projects throughout San Francisco. Certain projects may also offer opportunities for artists to work as part of a design team along with the project architect/designer. Past public art experience is not required. These commissions are for artists who are interested in having their design concepts implemented in durable and maintainable materials*

*Due to limited resources, the Arts Commission is usually unable to commission electronic media based artworks.

Upcoming Public Art Project Sites: In 2019/2020, public art will be commissioned in conjunction with various City and County of San Francisco Capital Improvement Projects at a variety of locations throughout the City. Upcoming sites/projects may include:
-San Francisco International Airport
-Geary Bus Rapid Transit
-Recreation Center and Parks
-Market Street Streetscape
-Alameda Creek

Funding: Budgets for commissioned permanent public project range up to $500,000 (inclusive of all costs).

Eligibility: Professional practicing visual artists or artist teams residing in the United States. Artists who apply as part of a team may not also apply as individual artists. All artists and members of an artist team must reside in the United States to be eligible.*

*The 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool is not open to performing artists.

For more detailed information and how to apply: https://www.sfartscommission.org/find-opportunities/calls-for-artists/20192020-prequalified-artist-pool

Eligibility for Other Additional Calls
Artists included in the 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool must apply separately to additional RFQs issued by the Arts Commission for projects over $500,000 in budget. The Arts Commission may also issue an RFQ for a project with a budget under $500,000 that has specialized requirements. In that case, artists included in the 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool will be automatically be considered for that call and need not re-apply.

Artists currently in the Bayview Artist Registry and want to be considered for the 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool must apply to this RFQ.

APPLICANT WORKSHOPS
For artists who are interested in more information about applying to public art calls, the San Francisco Arts Commission will host two free workshops that will cover strategies for making a strong application.

Saturday, January 26th, 10a.m.—12p.m.
San Francisco Arts Commission
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 125
San Francisco, CA 94102

Thursday, February 7th, 6—8p.m.
San Francisco Arts Commission
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 125
San Francisco, CA 94102

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