Call for Proposals: Town Center Art Space Exhibition

City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Office

Request for Proposal

The City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Office (AEO) and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission (SCAC) is seeking artists or artist teams to design and display art exhibits of various types at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Art Space. This is an opportunity for artists located in Los Angeles County. 

For the past 6 years, the City of Santa Clarita and Westfield Valencia Town Center have collaborated on bringing quality art experiences to the public. The Town Center Art Space, which is an open 20 x 20 foot space on the lower level of the mall adjacent to the Food Court and just outside of Sisley Restaurant, has been used for this purpose. The Arts & Events Office is seeking exhibition proposals from individuals for this space for the upcoming season of displays (January 2015 through mid-November 2015). Exhibits will be featured for four months at the location.
All selected artists (or art teams) shall be awarded $500 for the execution of their art exhibit, which includes the artist design fee, project-related travel, consultation throughout and project fabrication, and other artist-related costs. 
Although the City of Santa Clarita, Arts & Events Office and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission do not endorse any restriction on any particular artistic content, in making decisions the project’s Artist Selection Panel will consider the fact that people of all ages will see this artworks(s).
Artists must be able to organize and mount the proposed exhibition by January 1, 2015. Exhibitions could open at a later date in the year, which will be at the discretion of the Arts & Events Supervisor.
November 1, 2014 Exhibition Submission Deadline
November 30, 2014 Selection of Exhibition(s)
December 5, 2014 Exhibition Scheduling
January 2015 Exhibition Installed and Payment to Artist.
The City of Santa Clarita, AEO and SCAC reserve the right to change the project timeline.
Artists interested in being considered should submit the following materials by email:
1. The letter should be no more than one page in length and should explain the artist’s interest in the project.
2. Three examples of the artist’s work. Art examples may be in any visual medium or a combination of mediums, such as photographs, slides, computers prints, etc.
3. The artist should include up to two selections of support materials such as review, news articles, and other related information.
These materials should be sent to
The project is open to all artists, regardless of race, color, religion, natural origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines.