City of San Jose Public Art - Request for Qualifications - ART + TECHNOLOGY ARTIST POOL

This is to announce the San Jose Public Art Program?s Request for Qualifications to establish an Artist Pool for Art + Technology. The focus of initial artwork commission will be the San Jose International Airport?s program of short-term changing Art + Technology projects and two permanent sculptures for the
arrival/departure hall of the new terminal.

As part of the Airport capital improvement program, the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport Public Art Master Plan creates a framework for a unified program of Art + Technology, showcasing the innovation, diversity, and change that defines San José and Silicon Valley. This program will create a major collection of
technology-related artworks for the City at the airport. Public art at the airport will use the tools and technologies developed in Silicon Valley to provide a portal to the community, highlighting the important histories that are the foundations of San José?s place in today?s global economy.

Commissioning opportunities include, but are not limited to: 2 and 3 dimensional art; static and dynamic work; projections; data-driven work and/or work encouraging social connections; ambient and/or responsive audio work; active textiles or other active surfaces; screen-based; flat-panel displays or low-profile light boxes.
Artists who are accepted into the Art + Technology Artist Pool will be considered for multiple opportunities. Finalists for the two permanent commissions will be short listed from those qualified into the Art + Technology Artist Pool.

Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ by no later than 5:00 PM (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, July 1, 2008.

To view the on-line application, go to, register a username and password, navigate to ?Apply to Calls?, and search the list for ?City of San Jose ? Art + Technology Pool?.

This is an open call as detailed in the RFQ. Please feel free to forward this notice to interested artists.
Assistance in using the CaFÉ system is available during regular business hours by calling 303- 629-1166 or 1-888-562-7232, or via e-mail at

Questions on the RFQ please contact