REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS – CURRENT:LA WATER Production Manager and Program Providers

TWO OPPORTUNITIES – REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS [RFQ]

CURRENT:LA WATER CALL FOR PRODUCTION MANAGER – DUE DEC 14, 2015 at 1PM
CURRENT:LA WATER CALL FOR PUBLIC PROGRAM PROVIDERS – DUE DEC 14, 2015 at 1PM

CALL FOR PRODUCTION MANAGER

LOS ANGELES LAUNCHES FIRST PUBLIC ART BIENNIAL

SUMMER 2016

CITY of LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT of CULTURAL AFFAIRS

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

BACKGROUND

In June 2015, the City of Los Angeles was selected as one of four cities to receive up to $1 million as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, a new program to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships and drive economic development. LA’s winning project, CURRENT:LA Water, will establish the City’s first Public Art Biennial for Los Angeles.

Developed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Public Art Division, CURRENT:LA is an ongoing, biannual temporary public art initiative that aims to establish a new paradigm for public art in Los Angeles, one that is transformative and contributes to the creation of social capital and public discourse on shared issues locally, nationally, and globally. CURRENT:LA seeks to maximize the potential for public art to create dialogue and help change how we understand and respond to those issues. The inaugural presentation will respond to the issue of water and take place for one month in late summer 2016. Led by DCA’s Public Art Division, the initiative will utilize public sites throughout LA to present temporary public artworks and public programming to generate civic discourse on the issue of water and allied topics such as infrastructure, drought, ecology, and conservation, among others.

DESCRIPTION OF OPPORTUNITY

Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), DCA is seeking submissions from qualified production management professionals, including individuals, teams and firms, to oversee all technical and operational aspects as required for fifteen (15) CURRENT:LAWater sites located throughout the City of Los Angeles. The selected respondent will be awarded a City contract to provide services in consultation with DCA, City representatives and other City contractors including visual artists, public program providers and a location manager.

ELIGIBILITY

This RFQ is open to professional production management individuals, teams and firms based in the County of Los Angeles, and with at least five (5) consecutive years of paid experience in production management in an external environment. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

For further details please refer to the full RFQ document available online.

The deadline for proposal submissions is  Monday, December 14, 2015.

CALL FOR PUBLIC PROGRAM PROVIDERS

LOS ANGELES LAUNCHES FIRST PUBLIC ART BIENNIAL

SUMMER 2016

CITY of LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT of CULTURAL AFFAIRS

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

BACKGROUND

In June 2015, the City of Los Angeles was selected as one of four cities to receive up to $1 million as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, a new program to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships and drive economic development. LA’s winning project, CURRENT:LA Water, will establish the City’s first Public Art Biennial for Los Angeles.

Developed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Public Art Division, CURRENT:LA is an ongoing, biannual temporary public art initiative that aims to establish a new paradigm for public art in Los Angeles, one that is transformative and contributes to the creation of social capital and public discourse on shared issues locally, nationally, and globally. CURRENT:LA seeks to maximize the potential for public art to create dialogue and help change how we understand and respond to those issues. The inaugural presentation will respond to the issue of water and take place for one month in late summer 2016. Led by DCA’s Public Art Division, the initiative will utilize public sites throughout LA to present temporary public artworks and public programming to generate civic discourse on the issue of water and allied topics such as infrastructure, drought, ecology, and conservation, among others.

DESCRIPTION OF OPPORTUNITY

Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), DCA is seeking submissions from nonprofit organizations, individual artists and artist teams interested in developing and executing free public programs that will offer LA’s diverse residents and visitors a range of unique opportunities for engagement with water-related issue(s) and/or the temporary public art projects commissioned from other artists/teams as part of CURRENT:LA Water. Each public program selected to receive a funding award as a result of this RFQ will be presented at a site located within the City of Los Angeles for a maximum duration/time-frame of one (1) month. The public programs selected for CURRENT:LA Water may include a variety of pop-up programming approaches such as workshops, discussions, film/video screenings, mobile activities, performances, readings, speakers and/or symposia.

ELIGIBILITY

This RFQ is open to nonprofit organizations in any field, individual artists, and artist teams based in the County of Los Angeles. Respondents selected through this RFQ will be eligible to receive, but are not guaranteed, funding awards for public programs to be presented as part of CURRENT:LA Water. Artist team members and project team member(s) for a nonprofit organization may not change prior to the execution of a commissioned public program. Nonprofit organizations, artists and artist teams pre-qualified for other DCA-administered public art opportunities, or active DCA grantees, are not prevented from responding to this RFQ. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible.

For further details please refer to the full RFQ document available online.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, December 14, 2015.

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