California Artists: City of Stockton Public Art Mural Program

  • Commissioning Entity

    Stockton Arts Commission

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Stockton, California, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Ben Keisic

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone


  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    The Stockton Arts Commission is seeking artist(s) and/or artist teams to design and paint original artwork on City-owned property. The Public Art Mural Program incentivizes mural installations by providing City funding and the means of curating the City’s collection of murals. This program has $50,000 in available funds for artist(s) and is also available for those who have already identified funds and would like to complete a mural project on Cityowned property. The following Guidelines provide guidance for artist(s) and artists teams on the process, criteria, and responsibilities associated with a mural project.

    Eligible Applicants/Artists

    Artists submitting proposals in response to this Call for Artist/RFP must be current residents of California who meet the minimum eligibility qualifications indicated below:

    1. Successful completion of at least two permanent outdoor art installations, preferably those that are similar in scope and nature to the project identified in the Call for Artist/RFP or demonstrate the ability to complete your proposed project.
    2. Aesthetic excellence in the design and execution of completed projects.
    3. Ability to install or directly oversee the installation of the commissioned work.
    4. Ability to comply with the project deadlines as indicated in the RFP.
    5. Compliance with stated Proposed Project Requirements as listed in the RFP.
    6. The City of Stockton takes steps to encourage the use of local artists. Local artists with a physical business location within the boundaries of the City of Stockton or County of San Joaquin and with an active business license will receive preference points in scoring.

    Eligible Sites

    City staff, in consultation with the Stockton Arts Commission, have identified potential sites for the installation of murals on City owned property. Staff will provide a recommended Opportunity Sites List as a tool to strategically place art throughout the community. Artist submitting proposals may propose a location on any City owned property. Further evaluation by City staff may be require for locations proposed that are not on the Opportunity Sites List. Consideration for appropriate sites will include, but not be limited to, the degree to which a mural is aesthetically appropriate for the site, safety, and any maintenance considerations specific to the site.

    Please see commission document for full opportunity information and application instructions.