Thursday, November 3, 2011

Request for Proposals: City of West Covina

The City of West Covina is seeking submissions from sculptors for the direct purchase of artwork for two public parks located within the City. The sculpture purchase program has been initiated as part of the 2011/2012 annual work plan created by the Public Art Commission to enhance visibility and the collection of permanent artworks within the City.

The City of West Covina Public Art Commission has identified potential locations within Cortez Park and Cameron Park. The City seeks works that are thematically oriented to youth/family or youth sports destinations. Placement of the artworks will be determined upon final selection and purchase of the artworks. The City will be responsible for preparation of the site, construction of foundations, installation, plaque and lighting of the artworks selected for purchase.

The purchase program is open to professional artists residing in the United Sates. Only existing sculpture artworks will be considered. Artists residing in or have connections to the City of West Covina are strongly encouraged to apply.

The total project budget for two sculpture purchases and installation is $60,000. It is anticipated that the maximum amount for each purchase shall not exceed $25,000 (Twenty Five Thousand Dollars.) This budget includes all costs associated with the purchase and shall include any travel, delivery costs and applicable sales tax associated with the artwork.

The deadline to submit materials for consideration is Thursday, January 5th, 2012 by 4 PM.

Please visit to download the full RFP.

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