Friday, March 13, 2015

San Francisco Arts Commission: Request for Qualifications

Deadline: April 6, 2015 {ONLINE}

Request for Qualifications
Prequalified Artist Pool
San Francisco Arts Commission

San Francisco, CA
Season 2015/2016

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. The 2015/2016 Pre-qualified Artist Pool will be used to select artists for a range of new permanent public art projects associated with the construction of new civic buildings, parks and playgrounds, as well as transportation and streetscape improvement projects throughout San Francisco. The 2015/2016 Pre-qualified Artist Pool will also be used to purchase two-dimensional artwork for display in public buildings.

The Arts Commission seeks visual artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches to include in the 2015/2016 Pre-qualified Artist Pool, especially those artists who are interested in having their design concepts implemented in durable and maintainable materials. Certain projects may also offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of a design team along with the project architect/designer.

Budgets for commissioned permanent public artworks range up to $500,000.

Professional practicing visual* artists or artist teams residing in the United States. Artists who apply as part of a team may not also apply as individual artists. All members of a team must reside in the United States to be eligible.

All application materials must be submitted online via SlideRoom ( by April 6, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. There is no application fee to apply or to use the SlideRoom online application system.

Application materials include:
  • Budget Range Verification
  • SlideRoom will provide a form to determine the budget range for projects you are interested in (up to $100,000/ $100,000 – $250,000/ $250,000- $500,000). You may select any or all of the ranges.
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • 10 images of previous work
  • Image descriptions

View complete RFQ details:

For questions regarding the 2015/2016 Prequalified Artist Pool RFQ, contact Zoë Taleporos, Public Art Program Associate by email at, or by phone at (415) 252-3215.