WeHo Arts is Seeking Submissions for Annual Holiday Card 2021

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The West Hollywood Arts Division is calling on visual artists to submit artwork portfolios for a chance to create the City’s annual end of year Holiday card 2021. The artwork will also be used for social media promotions and printed street pole banner. Deadline is August 25, 2021 at 4pm.

Artists must live in the L.A. County to qualify. Proof of residency will be requested before contracting can begin. For the full RFQ/Call to Artists visit: https://www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/opportunities

The City of West Hollywood’s Performing Arts and Cultural Affairs Subcommittee will convene to review submissions through the request for qualifications to select four (4) artist semi-finalists based on portfolios of existing work samples. Semi-finalists will be paid a stipend of $350 each to create a draft artwork proposal. Semi-finalist draft artworks will be reviewed by a committee of City of West Hollywood Arts Division and Communications Department Staff, and one artist will be awarded a contract of an additional $350 to create final artworks, taking into account any input from the City.

The Holiday card 2021 final artworks will be presented in a variety of ways, including:

  • A street pole banner sized artwork 36 inches by 72 inches (may or may not be printed this year depending on availability of street poles).
  • A card sized image in similar proportions to the banner. (8.75 by 10.25 inches).
  • Social media posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

The final graphics will have to include the words: “Happy Holidays from City of West Hollywood” or “The City of West Hollywood wishes you Happy Holidays,” the City logo, and @WeHoArts and @WeHoCity social media handles.

In addition, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission encourages artists who represent diverse populations and diverse artistic visual arts disciplines to apply. As stated in their Cultural Equity Statement. Definition of diversity includes all ways in which people differ, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, education, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, geography, citizenship status, religion, language, physical appearance, and the intersection of these various identities. We commit to ensuring cultural equity in all arts policies and practices. Read the Cultural Equity Statement in its entirety at www.weho.org/arts.

ABOUT THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD’S ARTS DIVISION: The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division delivers a broad array of arts programs including: Art on the Outside (temporary public art), Summer Sounds, Winter Sounds, WeHo Reads, Free Theatre in the Parks, Arts Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations, Library Exhibits and Programming, the City Poet Laureate program, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, and Urban Art Program (permanent public art). More information at www.weho.org/arts.

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3 months ago

The image that’s attached to this article doesn’t convey the holidays at all. Purple, blue and a couple of palm trees with some lights on them?! I hope we get some better submissions. Otherwise I say save some money (since we’re gonna blow so much on re-painting crosswalks) and use the funds to buy underprivileged children toys for the holidays!