Call For Artists: Three Los Angeles community art calls


Joe Bravo Top Brand CerritosBrand WebBEYOND THE BOX — Utility Box Murals

The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission has issued a call for artists to apply to paint murals on City of Glendale utility boxes on April 7 – 9, 2017. Twelve utility box murals will be painted in downtown Glendale, along Glendale Avenue between Monterey Road and Broadway, and on Broadway between Chevy Chase Drive and Louise Street.

Interested artists must submit their applications by March 7, 2017.

Download the CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.   Please use Beyond The Box Submission in your subject heading. For more information contact Ivonne Martinez, Library, Arts & Culture, at 818-548-2030 or via email.

Left: Top Brand by muralist Joe Bravo is located at Cerritos & Brand. See more utility box murals on the Arts & Culture Commission website.


JohnReynoldsDancers1 WEBBrand Library & Art Center Performances


The Arts and Culture Commission is interested in providing a variety of performance experiences every Friday from June through August 2017 at the Brand Library & Art Center Outdoor Plaza, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale CA 91201. The Commission encourages applications from both new and established artists and performance groups in any style of live music performance.

Applications are due April 3, 2017. Please use Brand Plaza Submission in your subject heading.

The City of Glendale’s Performance Series, now in its fourth year, provides a free cultural asset to residents and attracts visitors to experience arts and cultural opportunities in the city. This program has been designed to support arts organizations and to bring distinguished cultural programming to Glendale.

The performances at Brand Library & Art Center are scheduled for 7:00 p.m., every Friday, in June, July and August 2017 on the outdoor Plaza connecting the historic Mansion and Library to the Art Galleries. Performances should run between 60 and 90 minutes without intermission. The Plaza seats 75 – 90 people for a performance; visitors can also picnic on the grassy hillsides in Brand Park. Once selected, artists and performance groups will be notified of available performance dates.


 AHA — Art Happens Anywhere!

The Arts and Culture Commission is accepting proposals from artists who would like to participate in its new AHA! Program. Artists of all artistic genres, art organizations, or schools may submit proposals.

The City of Glendale’s Library, Arts & Culture Department and the City’s Arts & Culture Commission encourage the expansion of arts and culture activities to benefit the citizens of our community, and to provide artists with new and interesting opportunities to share their art.

AHA! Is one of a roster of programs in the Arts & Culture Work Plan. Its specific purpose is to stimulate the public with non-traditional artwork, art experiences and performances in unexpected places. AHA! not only will delight the public with pop-up art, hopefully  engage people in social conversation. Through new art currency such as innovative use of technology, audience interactivity, and unconventional delivery methods, AHA! seeks to foster progressive attitudes toward art, artmaking and performance, and  to elevate the role of art in enhancing a community.

True to the AHA! theme, proposals are being sought for art in any City-owned public place. The artwork may be visual, musical, performance-based, social, experiential, environmental, sensory—all delivery methods will be considered.  The artwork may be a one-time event or installation, or it may be a series of events or installations. Public places include parks and recreation centers, the City Hall complex, libraries, streets and sidewalks, airspace, busses, transit stops, the Glendale Transportation Center, pedestrian passageways, and City-owned parking lots. Artwork must not impede the public right-of-way or access by individuals with a disability.

A total allocation of $30,000 has been budgeted for AHA!  Project budgets from $3,000 to $15,000 will be considered, with the expectation that higher cost projects would have longer lasting and further reaching impact.

Projects can be proposed for any time period. It is anticipated that some projects may be designed to work in concert with the holiday shopping season in Glendale, which draws millions of visitors to Downtown Glendale, Montrose and other commercial areas of the City each year.

Read and download the Call For Artists AND Insurance Requirements>


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