Public Art Sought for San Diego International Airp...

Public Art Sought for San Diego International Airp...



 San Diego, CA, Unknown

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (“Authority” or “SAN”) seeks Statement of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from artists or artist teams (“Artist”, also known as “Respondent”, or “Applicant”) to design, fabricate, transport and deliver their artwork to San Diego International Airport (“Airport”).  The Authority will install the Artist’s permanent artwork in conjunction with the Artist providing artwork installation consulting services.  Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: 6 projects ranging from $385,000 to $2.1M

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists

DEADLINE: December 7, 2020

The Airport Development Plan (“ADP”) is the Authority’s planning effort to determine the future needs and plans of the Airport through 2035. The centerpiece of the ADP is the replacement of Terminal 1 with a contemporary and more efficient facility with up to thirty (30) gates.  In addition, the ADP includes airfield enhancements and major improvements to roadways serving the Airport that will help reduce traffic congestion.

This solicitation contains six (6) unique public art opportunities (“Projects”), including three (3) Projects that will be displayed pre-security, and three (3) Projects that will be displayed post-security. The Artist selected for each Project will collaborate closely with the Authority’s Design Build Team throughout the design, construction, and installation process. The Artist can submit on one (1) or more Project(s), however, no Artist will be selected for multiple Projects.

  • Project 1: Airport Gateway Artwork. Estimated Budget: $2,100,000
  • Project 2: Vertical Ticketing Artwork. Estimated Budget: $640,000 (note: Applicants to this opportunity must agree to serve as a mentor to an emerging artist through the Under the Wing Mentorship Program)
  • Project 3: Outdoor Plaza Artwork. Estimated Budget: $520,000
  • Project 4: Recomposure Area Artwork. Estimated Budget: $376,000
  • Project 5: Food Hall Interactive Artwork. Estimated Budget: $580,000
  • Project 6: Family Play Area. Estimated Budget: $385,000


Apply through the San Diego Airport’s PlanetBids vendor portal (requires free account registration). Look for Solicitation #412078FC: Airport Terminal and Roadways Public Art Projects. Login required to dowload full RFQ.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Lauren Lockhart, Arts Program Manager, or 619-400-2882