Request for Proposals (RFP): Western Avenue Mural Project

AMOUNT

157,500.00 all-inclusive

GRANTING ORGANIZATION

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

DEADLINE

Jan 17, 2022 - 11:59 pm

STATUS

Closed

CONTACT

Please direct any questions to dca.publicart@lacity.org with the subject header “CD10 Western Avenue Mural.”

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Office of the 10th Council District and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are seeking to enhance the Western Avenue commercial corridor by installing a large-scale mural on the southern and eastern façade of the building located at 1819 S. Western Avenue.

It is with this intention that Council District 10 and DCA will commission an artist to design, fabricate, and install a mural on the building located at 1819 S. Western Ave., which will uplift the work of those serving people experiencing homelessness, as well as bolster community pride and create a sense of place along the Western Ave commercial corridor. The building will serve as the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) South Los Angeles Street Engagement and Coordination Hub and provide auxiliary offices for Council District 10’s Constituent Services Team.

Homelessness is the moral crisis of our time, and the City of Los Angeles is in the thrall of this urgent and growing crisis. In response to this challenge Council District 10 has directed that this office serves as the South Los Angeles Street Engagement and Coordination Hub for homelessness in the area.
As a central organizing point in South Los Angeles for multi-disciplinary street engagement teams assisting unhoused persons to transition from homelessness, amid the recovery from a pandemic, staff activities will include but not limited to, conducting meetings and trainings for new street engagement workers and community-based partners, centralization of equipment and supplies and other activities to support the regular engagement with unhoused persons. The daily work of street engagement team members includes providing wellness checks, triaging those affected by COVID-19, connecting seniors and other medically vulnerable person experiencing homelessness to both interim and permanent housing.

Additionally, this site is co-located with A Bridge Home (ABH) project She Does Haven. Bridge housing is temporary housing with service-enriched programming that is aimed at quickly bringing homeless Angelenos off the streets and helping them to rebuild their lives. She Does Haven housing is specifically dedicated housing for women and children who have experienced homelessness. 

Download the RFP for information on criteria, eligibility, project budgets, selection process, how to apply, and application link.

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