Jetro Martinez, Amate San Francisco, 2015.

The Arts Commission regularly posts opportunities to apply for various public art and SFAC Galleries projects on an ongoing basis. The best way to stay on top of new available opportunities is to sign up for our Newsletter to be notified when opportunities become available.

Mentorship and Exhibition Fellowship with SFAC Galleries

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries invites emerging artists to apply for a Mentorship and Exhibition Fellowship opportunity. Two artists—one artist residing in San Francisco and the other from the San Francisco Bay Area—to engage with a curator/mentor over the course of ten months, culminating in a two-person exhibition opening in the Fall of 2024 in the SFAC Main Gallery.  

The purpose of this RFQ is to identify two artists—one artist residing in San Francisco and the other from the San Francisco Bay Area—to engage with a curator/mentor over the course of ten months, culminating in a two-person exhibition opening in the Fall of 2024 in the SFAC Main Gallery.  

The fellowship program centers and prioritizes the work and voices of emerging and under-represented artists. The fellowship program will also include an opportunity for the artist to potentially partner with organizations in San Francisco for a public program or as a resource for the development of work for the exhibition.   

Learn more and apply here (Application Deadline: February 20, 2024, 11:59 p.m PST)
Outdoor Exhibition of Existing Large Scale Sculptures for Display in Patricia's Green

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) invites artists and artist teams residing in the Greater Bay Area to submit proposals for an Outside Exhibition of Existing Large Scale Sculptures for Display in Patricia's Green. 

SFAC is soliciting submissions to establish a pool of existing—ready to display—sculptures to be considered for a one year temporary display in Patricia's Green which is located in Hayes Valley in San Francisco on Octavia Street between Hayes and Fell Streets. The sculpture should be a minimum of 12 feet high to allow for high visibility amongst the surrounding residential and commercial structures on the sides of Octavia Street which flank Patricia's Green.

If selected for this temporary sculpture outdoor exhibition, the artist(s) will be required to schedule a minimum of one Artist Talk at the site of sculpture throughout the duration of the loan.

Learn more and apply here (Application Deadline: (EXTENDED) March 01, 2024 January 31, 2024, 11:59 p.m PST)
Treasure Island Water Resource Recovery Facility

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the Treasure Island Water Resource Recovery Facility (TIWRRF).  

Located on the north end of Treasure Island—a 400-acre artificial island built on the shoals of neighboring Yerba Buena Island in the San Francisco Bay for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition—the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) Treasure Island Water Resource Recovery Facility (TIWRRF) is a critical part of the island’s infrastructure and sustainability framework. The new 9-acre facility will be located within the fourth and final phase of Treasure Island redevelopment, with a large, approximately 100-acre regional shoreline park to be built in the area surrounding the facility.

The artist contract budget for this project is $510,000, inclusive of all artist's fees, as well as associated expenses for design, fabrication, insurance, transportation and consultation during installation.

Learn more and apply here (Application Deadline: March 11, 2024, 11:59 p.m PST)
Treasure Island – Cityside Park Request For Proposals

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) invites artists and artist teams residing in the Greater Bay Area to submit proposals for bold, imaginative and forward-thinking contemporary art projects on Treasure Island. 

The artwork opportunity is a pedestrian-scaled sculpture or series of sculptures installed along a pathway through the park. The proposed sculpture location may be a 10’ x 20’ paved area near an open lawn known as “The Bowl.”

The artwork will serve as a visual beacon for those on the waterfront promenade, inviting them into the park area. Final design of the paved area for the art and its precise location will be coordinated with the park design team. Please note that this is a Request for Proposals (RFP) which is being issued by the San Francisco Arts Commission on behalf of the Treasure Island Development Authority for the Treasure Island Art Program.

Learn more and apply here (Application Deadline: March 15, 2024, 11:59 p.m PST)
Mission Bay School Public Art Project

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the Mission Bay School Public Art Project Opportunity.  

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is developing a new Mission Bay School, located on 2.5 acres at 6th Street and Nelson Rising Lane in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. The school will include a PK - 5 elementary school; a Linked Learning Hub for students enrolled in SFUSD high schools where they are offered unique opportunities to connect their learning with career experiences and workforce readiness; and a professional learning resource for teachers and staff to receive training in support of ever-changing methods of teaching and ways to engage students.

The new Mission Bay school is scheduled to open August 2025 for the 2025-2026 academic year.

Learn more and apply here (Application Deadline: March 18, 2024, 11:59 p.m PST)

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December 18
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April 16
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March 18
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