Vacant Storefront Program RFQ Mobile Exhibits

On Behalf of the Arts Council for Long Beach
Arts Council for Long Beach and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency

RFQ- Mobile Exhibits

Vacant Storefront Program

The Arts Council for Long Beach and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select artists for temporary public artwork for vacant storefronts in redevelopment areas within the City of Long Beach.

Scope of Work

The Arts Council is seeking to create a pre-qualified pool of artists/artist teams for the development of artistic enhancement and/or site-specific artwork for vacant storefronts in the City of Long Beach. Artists/artist teams will be commissioned to temporarily transform vacant storefronts through the addition of sculptural elements, the embellishment of existing structural and/or architectural elements and/or the development and incorporation of temporary site-specific works. Temporary public artwork will remain installed for a period of four months to one year depending on site location and priorities.


The budget for each Mobile Exhibit is $5000. The budget includes all costs associated with, but not limited to: artist's design fees; project materials; travel; insurance; fabrication; installation, de-installation and artwork documentation.

Artist Eligibility

This is an open call to all interested professional artists/artist teams.

All costs associated with travel should be considered in the overall project budget; travel stipends will not be granted. Artists applying as a team must have worked together on prior projects. Selected artists must be available to meet in Long Beach.

December 17, 2010

The full RFP is available for download here or by visiting
For more information contact:

Erin Harkey, Associate Director, Public Art & Design Arts Council for Long Beach, (562) 570-3811