ART HAPPENS ANYWHERE (AHA) 
Guidelines & Eligibility

HOW TO APPLY

Interested artists, art organizations, or schools must complete the application online which can be found at the ACC website: www.glendaleartsandculture.org. The application includes the following information which will need to be completed:

  • Proposal

    • A detailed description of the proposed artwork/art experience or performance, including: 

    • Title of the work.

    • Media or delivery method.

    • Concept description.

    • Temporary installation; one-time installation or performance, or a series of installations or performances.

    • Dimensions.

    • Weight.

    • Materials used.

    • Maintenance requirements.

    • Technical and space requirements (i.e., electricity, vertical clearance).

    • Proposed start and end dates.

    • Statement of value for the artwork(s).

    • Location preference.

    • If a streetscape or mural art is proposed, the Proposer must comply with the following requirements before funding can be awarded:

      • Provide the streetscape area or wall space that is located entirely on privately-owned property (not City-owned property).

      • If the Proposer is not the owner of the building, property, or area for the artwork’s display, the Proposer must include a letter from the owner granting permission to the Proposer to place the streetscape or mural on the owner’s property.  The letter must be on the owner’s stationary, include the owner’s contact information, and list the Los Angeles County Assessor’s property ID number.

      • Secure a sign permit (Glendale Municipal Code Section 30.33.020; 30.33.230).

      • Secure design review approval (Glendale Municipal Code Section 30.47.020(F); 30.47.030; 30.47.040(G).

      • If performance art is proposed, the Proposer must comply with the following requirements before funding can be awarded:

      • Identify the proposed performance location or area (privately-owned property or City-owned property).

      • For a performance on private property, if the Proposer is not the owner of the location or area, the Proposer must include a letter from the owner granting permission to the Proposer to use the location or area on the owner’s property.  The letter must be on the owner’s stationary, include the owner’s contact information, and list the Los Angeles County Assessor’s property ID number.

      • If sound-amplifying equipment is used, file a registration statement and secure amplified sound approval (Glendale Municipal Code Section 8.36.240; 8.36.250).

  • Artist Statement.

  • Resume or biography outlining the artist’s experience (including education).

  • Digital images or sketches of the proposed project (title, size, medium) in JPEG format

  • Digital images of past artworks and/or installations.

  • Project Budget (must be between $3,000 and $15,000). Applicant must include a detailed list of anticipated costs for the Project such as materials, labor, etc.

  • Authorization:  If an individual is proposing to exhibit multiple works by various artists, written authorization by individual artists or rights of ownership should be submitted, if applicable.

ACCEPTABLE MEDIA

Art, artwork, art experience or performance of any feasible media/method will be considered. 

INELIGIBLE ARTWORK (click for more information)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL OF PROPOSALS

The City of Glendale Library, Arts and Culture will accept submissions on an ongoing basis until August 31, 2020, or until the allocated budget has been exhausted, whichever happens first. Submissions will only be considered through the online application process which can be found at www.glendaleartsandculture.org. Please do not mail hard copy proposals.

TENTATIVE TIMELINE

Call for Artists first group submission deadline:                            
May 18, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Call for Artists second group submission deadline:                            
June 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Library’s initial review of second group of Proposals:                       
June 15, 2020

Commission’s review of second group of Proposals:                         
June 18, 2020

Call for Artists third group submission deadline:                       
August 31, 2020, 5:00 p.m.  

(if AHA funding is still available after first group of Proposals)

Library’s / Commission’s review of third group of Proposals:  
June 2020 – September 2020

Notification of selection:                                                                     
Within 30 days of submission

Installation/execution of artwork:  
To be negotiated with Library, Arts & Culture staff following selection

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and top candidates will be presented at the Regular Arts and Culture Commission Meetings for review by the Commissioners. Finalists will be informed of the funding award once approved by the Commission.

SELECTION CRITERIA (click for more information)

NOTIFICATION

Selected finalists will be notified by email.  If the proposal is approved for exhibition, the Proposer must sign a City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture (LAC) - Temporary Art Display Agreement (contract) that states the terms and conditions of the AHA exhibit or performance. 

INSTALLATION

The Exhibitor must contact LAC staff in order to schedule an appointment for installation and de-installation of the exhibit. The Exhibitor will be responsible for installing his/her artwork(s) with LAC staff guidance during regular business hours at all facilities.

MARKETING / PUBLICITY

The artwork will be exhibited on the City web site, social media, and Glendale government television GTV6, and more regionally with press releases and postings on GlendaleArts.org. By submitting a proposal, the Exhibitor irrevocably grants City, its officers, agents, and employees (“City and its representatives”) the unconditional right and permission to photograph, record (audio, or video, or both), broadcast, distribute, reproduce, copy, sell, exhibit, publish, and use the photographs and recordings of the artwork, in whole or in part, in any medium now or later developed, for any purpose, without charge to the City and without payment to the Exhibitor of any compensation, fee, royalty, or damages (now or later).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Please review the City’s Temporary Art Policy, which is incorporated into and made a part of this Call for Artists.

Questions about the Call for Artists can be submitted by email to: artsandculture@glendaleca.gov