City Seeks Proposals for Public Art

 

Artists have a fantastic new opportunity to propose a public art project to the City of Alameda. City staff has released two new requests for proposals (RFPs) for public art, one for physical public art, and another for cultural arts and programming. The awards range from $12,500 to $150,000 for the physical art piece and $5,000 to $35,000 to support a publically accessible event located in Alameda.

Download RFP applications at https://alamedaca.gov/business/bids/5406 or www.callforentry.org. Information on restrictions and potential locations owned by the City of Alameda is also available on the city’s website.

An orientation will be held Monday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. Proposals are due by Sunday, Dec. 19, and the selection process is expected to take place in the early part of 2018.

Artwork can be located on private property, and interested property owners are encouraged to coordinate with artists to submit proposals. Property owners will be responsible for the maintenance and insurance costs of any artwork on their property, for the lifetime of the artwork. All physical artwork commissioned through the Public Art Fund will remain the property of the City of Alameda.

For more information call Amanda Gehrke, management analyst, at 747-6896.