Big Money for SF Public Art Projects

If you make public art, the city of San Francisco is offering two chances to apply for a piece of millions in grant funding:

1.  Prequalified Artist Pool

Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply to the 2011/2011 Prequalified Artist Pool to be considered for upcoming public art projects.

Budgets range from $30,000- $200,000

Eligibility: Professional practicing artists or artist teams residing in the Western States (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming).

Application deadline: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 5:00 PM PST
Application available here: https://sfgov.slideroom.com/
For more information: http://bit.ly/hB0Ee9

2. Public Safety Building Public Art Program

The new Public Safety Building will be the first civic building located in the Mission Bay neighborhood. Several art opportunities for both interior and exterior public art projects are available. Please note: applying to the 2011/2012 Prequalified Artist Pool does not make you automatically eligible for this project. In order to be considered for both, you must submit two separate applications.

Budget: $2.6 million for multiple projects to be implemented at this site.

Eligibility: Professional practicing artists or artist teams residing in the United States.

Application deadline: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 5:00 PM (PST)
Application available here: https://sfgov.slideroom.com/
For more information http://bit.ly/gkohCa

For more information about the Public Art Program and helpful tips on how to apply, download this pdf: http://bit.ly/gbzj80

2 Comments

  1. Hello Lauren:
    I’m a metal sculptor with 30 years experience in Asheville, North Carolina. I’m searching for opportunities to create public sculpture for cities and corporations. Do you know of any websites that gather information about applying for these projects?
    Thank you,
    Berry Bate
    Asheville, NC

  2. Hi Berry,
    Since I live in San Francisco, my knowledge is limited to the Bay Area/State of California, but after googling “north carolina call for artists” I found calls like this one for public art in Chapel Hill (application due tomorrow-2/14!), and this listing of public arts programs in North Carolina through the North Carolina Arts Council.

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