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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. All entities using the Cultural Affairs’ prequalified roster will be strongly encouraged to budget artists’ fees when planning potential projects.
There are six categories of specialization artists/teams can submit for consideration. Artists/teams can apply to be considered in all six categories:
This request for qualifications is open to all artists, social practitioners, designers, architects, heritage holders, or teams engaged with public art, site responsive design, and community engaged design practices. All artist/teams, 18 years of age or older, of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, and physical ability are encouraged to apply. City of Santa Monica Commission members or City of Santa Monica Employees are not eligible to apply for inclusion in this roster.
SELECTION PROCESS & CRITERIA
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. Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria:
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.
We will be accepting submissions 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:
The application submission must include all of the information and materials described below.
Email Chris Guerra, firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Artist Roster – Question” in the subject line.
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