City of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California, United States
Laguna Beach as a community has evolved with artists at its core, from Impressionist Painter Anna Hills being instrumental in forming the local government, to artists creating the Festival of Arts in response to the Depression. Today artists are as integral in the development of shaping the future of our city and are a key driver of the City’s economic success.
Temporary public art installations grant artists the opportunity to reimagine a space in our community while also allowing those of us in the community to momentarily see ourselves from a different perspective. We invite artists to share their works temporarily with residents and visitors to Laguna Beach. Installations may last from two weeks to one year, typically remaining on view for three months. Project proposals are encouraged to explore artistic excellence that goes beyond technical proficiency, that involves pushing boundaries, challenging conventions and produces work that resonates with audiences on intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic levels with a strong creative vision.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to artist or artist team with demonstrated experience in designing, creating, and installing site-responsive public art. Conflict of Interest: City of Laguna Beach employees, members of City Boards or Commissions are in-eligible for this program.
BUDGET: The selected artist or artist team will receive a maximum payment of up to and not to exceed $25,000 for the loan of the artwork. Project budgets must cover all costs associated with transportation, installation and removal.
The selected artist would be required to enter a contract with the City of Laguna Beach, have liability insurance naming the City as additionally insured for installation and removal.
APPLICATIONS: Should include the following:
The Arts Commission will review the applications and make their selection based on the following:
Heisler Park is a stunning coastal bluff top park with green space measuring approximately 90’ wide by 80’ depth. Placement may utilize 50% of the site to allow for continued recreational uses. There is no electrical source at the site and the City supports a dark skies policy. In close proximity are permanent public art pieces, an amphitheater used for live music performances and public restroom. The site has sweeping views of the coastline and is visited by both residents and visitors.
Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions.