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San Diego Seeks Public Artists for Water Purification Facility Project

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San Diego Seeks Public Artists for Water Purification Facility Project


The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified public artists to provide art services for the Pure Water North City Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artwork for North City Advanced Water Purification Facility and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.  The artist will not be responsible for installation of the artwork.

Art Budget: Approximately $975,000

Eligibility: Any artist or artist team authorized to work in the U.S.

Additional Information and How To Apply:

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the public art project may be downloaded from the following PlanetBids website: (link is external). When you arrive at the PlanetBids website, click “Bid Opportunities” to find the Pure Water North City Public Art Project opportunity.

Artists that have not previously registered through the City of San Diego for PlanetBids must register prior to downloading the RFQ.  It is also important to download the documents to become an official RFQ holder. You must be a registered RFQ holder to receive addenda.

To register on PlanetBids:

  • Read the Vendor Registration instructions carefully.
  • Create a user name and password.
  • Have your federal tax ID # or your SSN available.
  • Select your Business Category: 96104 Artists (including Digital Artists).
  • Receive an email from PlanetBids confirming successful registration.

When public art opportunities associated with capital improvement projects are published, registered artists will be notified and provided instructions on how to download the documentation.  For assistance with registration, phone or email John Mendivil at 619-533-3638 or

Non-mandatory Pre-submittal Meeting: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM PST at Executive Complex, 14th Floor Large Conference Room, 1010 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture administers competitions to select artists to create artwork for selected capital improvement projects.