The State of California will implement a permanent Public Art Program in Sacramento in conjunction with two new build projects, the New Natural Resource Headquarters, and the Health and Human Services Building. The Public Art Program aims to inspire world-class public artworks, engaging diverse voices in shaping our civic spaces. It is an opportunity for artists to create within the rich contexts of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), California Health and Human Services (CHHS).
Four unique public art commission opportunities are open to artists through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). A short-list of artists will be selected from the RFQ respondents and will be invited to participate in a funded proposal round, Request for Proposals (RFP). The final commissions will be selected and awarded from the proposing artists.
We encourage artists to take time looking at each opportunity and applying to the commission that best suits their interests and practice. Artists may apply to more than one commission opportunity but must apply separately to each. Artists should submit Statements of Qualification (SOQ) with artwork samples and letters of interest relevant to the specific commission to which they are applying, even when applying to multiple commissions. We invite artists to engage critically with the mission of the California Natural Resource Agency and California Health and Human Services, as well as the vision outlined in the Public Art Plan.