CENTRE CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION & CITY OF SAN DIEGO
CALL FOR ARTISTS / REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
Asian Pacific Historic District Gateway
Chinese Japanese Filipino Pacific Islander
An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and install an artwork or artworks to serve as the gateway for the Asian Pacific Historic District in downtown San Diego.
Per Council Policy 900-11 Inclusion of Public Art in Selected Capital Improvement Program and Redevelopment Agency Projects, funding for the artwork(s) is provided by the Redevelopment Agency of San Diego through the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC). The City of San Diego (City) Commission for Arts and Culture (Commission) is assisting CCDC in the administration of the process for artist selection and artwork development. The artwork(s) resulting from this process will become the property of the City and will be accessioned into the Civic Art Collection.
Any artist*1 or artist team authorized to work in the United States is eligible to apply. Teams may include cross-disciplinary members (architects, landscape architects, etc.), but an artist must serve as the team leader. The CCDC/City encourage artists who work in all media and whose artworks are representative of all schools and styles and artists who represent diversity in gender, age, socio- economic class, geographic location, religion, sexual orientation, skills and abilities, ethnicity, among other qualities to apply. Individuals with conflicts of interest are not eligible for contract award under this solicitation. For more details, see the Conditions for Submission herein.
*Throughout this document, the singular term “artist” also means artist teams. The CCDC/City adhere to the definition of “artist” which is contained in San Diego Municipal Code section 26.0701 et seq. 1
Estimated $300,000 for artwork design, fabrication, and installation. The budget is all-inclusive and must cover all costs associated with the conceptualization and realization of the artwork(s). Artists are responsible for travel expenses including travel to interviews, if invited.
March 19, 2010
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