Call Detail
RFQ Request for Qualifications- Civic Art – Central Park

Entry Deadline: 6/1/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: California
Budget: $85,000

The City of Santa Clarita (City) is seeking an artwork to be permanently located at Santa Clarita’s Central Park. The City intends to select one artist or team of artists to design and fabricate an original, site-specific sculpture for a paved pedestrian circular plaza for Central Park’s new buildout.

The all-inclusive budget for this project is $85,000. Artist(s) are invited to submit portfolios of past work for consideration for a standalone sculpture. The identified location will be at Central Park, address 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.


• Visual impact of submitted past projects 

• Interpretation and creativity of submitted past projects 

• Composition and design of submitted past projects 

• Craftsmanship of submitted past projects 

• Clarity of project-specific intent, relevant professional experience, and artistic vision, as expressed in resume, CV, and application questions 

• Design criteria and eligibility guidelines met

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SEMIFINALISTS: Up to five (5) artists will be invited to create site-specific artwork proposals and will receive a $1,000 honorarium. Each artist will be scheduled for a 30-minute virtual interview with the Artist Selection Committee to present their final proposal. Presentation and Interview will include the Concept of the site-specific artwork, which follows the Design and Project Guidelines, Maintenance and Conservation of artwork, Budget, and Questions Answers from the Artist Selection Committee.

FINALISTS RESPONSIBILITIES: Engineering, Installation, and Insurance.

Engineering: The City requires installation drawings and instructions for the artwork from a California licensed engineer to be submitted to the City for approval. City staff will work with the artist to gather the required documentation. The artist is required to provide this information in a timely manner and be available for questions or meetings with City staff and the Engineer. Artwork must comply with standard engineering practices and requirements. Artwork will be evaluated to require that it does not present a hazard to public safety and must conform to ADA standards.

Installation: Installation has to be per the engineered plans and required material, process, and tools. Artist is responsible for delivery of artwork per scheduled date. Artist is responsible for the installation of the artwork with City supervision and approval of the process. Artist is responsible for providing a maintenance guide for proper care of the artwork. Artist is responsible for all associated expenses related to design, fabrication, and transportation. Artist is responsible for travel and hotel accommodations. If a protective coating to address environmental or vandalism concerns is deemed necessary, this must be covered by the artist. Artwork must be installed in a manner with sufficient anchoring to prevent the artwork from being removed, tipped, broken, or overturned due to wind or an earthquake. Artist is responsible for cost and coordination of qualified Deputy Welding Inspector for site welds during installation. City Staff can provide a list of qualified Deputy Welding Inspectors. Power for the sculpture itself is not available onsite. If the sculpture requires power then it is suggested that it include a solar component.

Insurance: The selected artist will be required to include insurance coverage for the installation period only. Insurance is due at the time of the contract signing.


The required materials must be submitted electronically 

1.     Application Questions:

What qualifications and experiences do you have that contribute to this project?

Why are you interested creating an artwork for the Santa Clarita’s Sheriff Station?

Tell us about a similar project?

2.     Resume or CV

3.     Up to ten (10) images of previous sculptural artwork.  At least one example must be an existing public artwork.

4.     Artist statement

ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 years of age or older are invited to submit an individual or collaborative artist application. Artist must have a US mailing address for payment to be mailed to and must fill out a W-9. Artists are required to have completed at least one sculptural public art project with a minimum $30,000 budget.