REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) FOR A NEW PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is inviting artists and artist teams to submit their qualifications to be considered for one or more permanent art commissions at a new park in Sun Valley, located at 11957 Allegheny St., Los Angeles, CA 91352, in the City’s 6th Council District, Councilmember President Nury Martinez.
The new family-friendly park will include splash pads, playgrounds, fitness equipment, drinking fountains, restrooms, walking path, picnic areas, and shade trees.
There are two public art opportunities at the park. The first opportunity is to create a public artwork that honors and acknowledges the successful efforts of local women who have led the way for changes and improvements within the community. The second opportunity is to create an artistically designed decorative gate to signify a welcoming entrance to the new Allegheny Park. Both artworks should reflect the identity of the community.
This public art opportunity is administered by DCA, in compliance with the City’s Public Percent for Art Program. Funding for the project is through a Proposition 68 grant.
DESCRIPTION OF THE OPPORTUNITY
The Department of Cultural Affairs is using a bifurcated process for this public art commissioning process. To create an opportunity for studio artists who have an interest in working in the public realm, DCA will assemble a team of Project Mentors to provide technical assistance to the artists selected to develop a proposal for the project, should they desire it. The Project Mentors can also be available to the artists awarded the commission to assist them during the design development, fabrication, and installation phases of the project. A virtual workshop or one-on-one sessions with a Project Mentor will be available to help the selected artists develop the necessary technical and project management skills needed to successfully complete the public art projects, as needed.
To see project criteria, selection process, eligibility, and to apply, please download the Request for Qualifications below.