Santa Monica Cultural Affairs invites local, regional, national, and international artist/teams to submit qualifications for a prequalified artist roster. The artist roster is a curated shortlist that will be adjudicated quarterly and will serve as a resource for public art selection panels, City departments outside of Cultural Affairs, external organizations, and private entities. The roster may be used either in combination with an open call or invitational or as the sole resource for identifying appropriate artists/teams for a project.
Budget: Individual project budgets vary
Eligibility: Professional artists or artist teams
Deadline: 12/31/2019 11:00 PM Central Time
There are six categories of specialization artists/teams can submit for consideration. Artists/teams can apply to be considered in all six categories:
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed four times a year. Selection Committees will be comprised of representatives from the City and local arts professionals with subject expertise based on the individual categories. Selected artists/teams will be on the roster for a term of two years. Artists will be notified four months before their two-year term limit and can complete a short form to confirm their desire to either remain on the roster – with the option to update their portfolio – or to be removed from the roster. Artists that are selected for a City project may continue to apply to any of the other City administered public art projects/ cultural programs for the duration that they are on the roster. Artists not selected for the roster may apply to open calls for other City managed public art projects. Artists that are selected for City projects will be asked to submit a Santa Monica Business license application packet.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and they will be reviewed four times a year. However, materials must be submitted by the dates below to be reviewed within one of the review cycles. The quarterly deadlines are:
Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria:
What to Submit
The application submission must include all of the information and materials described below.
Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ™ specifications may be found here. Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours by calling 303-629-1166 or 888-562-7232, or via email at email@example.com.
How to Submit
Only electronic submissions via CaFE™ will be accepted.
If artists/teams are submitting multiple applications for consideration in different categories, successive applications may be identical or similar for different categories, to best demonstrate the artist’s/team’s practice.
Teams should submit only one collaboratively created submission per category.
Do not submit project proposals at this stage; this is a short list.
There is no application fee.
QUESTIONS? Contact Chris Guerra, firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Artist Roster – Question” in the subject line.
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