City of Santa Monica Purchasing Existing Artworks for Sustainable Street Project

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Even if you are not a California artist, it’s good to know that art is being purchased:
City of Santa Monica
Existing Artwork for the Longfellow Sustainable Living Street Project
Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, August 23, 2012 (rec’d by 5:00pm)
The City of Santa Monica Arts Commission, through its peer panel selection process, is seeking proposals from Los Angeles County-based artists for existing artwork for the Longfellow Sustainable Living Street Project.  The City of Santa Monica would like to purchase existing artwork that would complement the Longfellow Sustainable Living Street Project.
Proposals for site-specific commissioned artwork will only be accepted if the artwork can be produced within the project timeline and for a budget of $35,000 that covers the artist fee and design and fabrication costs.  Installation will be done by City contractors.
This competition is open to artists living and/or working in Los Angeles County.  The selected artist must be available to meet with City staff, the project team and City advisory boards and commissions.
The budget for existing artwork is $35,000. Artists may submit proposals for site-specific commissioned artwork that meets the project goals and the budget of $35,000 that includes artist fees, design, fabrication, delivery, insurance and any other costs.  The artwork will be installed by the City.
RFQ Released                             July 17, 2012 
Submission Due                            August 23 2012 (in office by 5:00pm)
Artist Proposal Selection               Week of September 10, 2012
Installation                                    Late Fall/Winter 2012**
The detailed REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS is available on the Cultural Affairs website:
For more information, please contact Malina Moore at (310) 458-8350 or at .

Zero1 Garage $10K Artist Fellowship

Zero1 Fellowship Call For RFQs   (Note on RFQs: In a past blog post, Artist Marketing Resources has written on what makes up an RFQ‘s, that is Request For Qualifications, –read what an RFQ consists of, here. )ZERO1 Fellowship in collaboration with Google Public Policy Entries must be delivered by Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Part incubator, part research lab, part think tank, the ZERO1 Garage launches this fall!

The ZERO1 Garage is where principles of artistic creativity are applied to real world innovation challenges. Through the lens of art and technology it will inform strategies for research, development, and creativity by provoking challenges that address the complex world in which we live. The ZERO1 Garage is envisioned as a platform for creative risk-takers from the arts and culture, business, science and academic sectors to interact, engage, and spur innovative change.

The centerpiece of the ZERO1 Garage is an interdisciplinary peer network/brain trust composed of innovation experts engaged in collaborative research and experimentation. For this, we are currently seeking artist candidates to apply for a ZERO1 Fellowships in collaboration with Google Public Policy. This fellowship is designed around an Innovation Challenge; each candidate is to artistically consider a complex issue concerning cultural policy in an information society. The candidate will develop an original artwork that serves to interpret or illuminate the current state of difficulty associated with molding cultural policy so that it conforms to the reality of a society that is more connected with and dependent on technology than ever before. The project duration is six months, with a fellowship award of $10,000. 

Review all details and full RFQ here.

Please e-mail any questions to

Deadline: Fri Jul 13th, 2012

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