Thank you for your interest in the City of West Hollywood Art on the Outside Program.
The City of West Hollywood has made a strong commitment to providing accessible arts programming for its residents and visitors. The City formed the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to identify the arts needs of the community, analyze methods of fulfilling these needs, and promote activities to broaden the opportunities for citizen participation in the arts. Working in conjunction with other City departments, constituents and local nonprofit arts organizations, the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission oversees a number of projects and programs to meet the City's mandate to broaden citizen participation in the arts.
The Art on the Outside Subcommittee will review applications twice a year – at its January and July meetings. Applications received between July and December will be reviewed in January. Applications received between January and June will be reviewed in July.
Proposals that best meet the Art on the Outside selection criteria will advance to the interview/presentation stage. Applicants will be invited to present the project during one of the monthly Art on the Outside Subcommittee meetings. (The Art on the Outside Subcommittee generally meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Conference Room at West Hollywood City Hall located at 8300 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA.)
City staff will notify the applicant to schedule the interview/presentation.
Projects approved by the Art on the Outside Subcommittee will then be forwarded to the full Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission for review and approval. Depending upon the project, additional Building and Safety staff or Council approvals may be necessary.
Submitted proposals that do not follow the Temporary Art Project Proposal Criteria guidelines will not be considered for review. The Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission through its Art on the Outside Subcommittee reserves the right to recommend changes to any proposed project in an effort to maintain the highest quality and integrity.
Applicants should be aware that, following approval, the actual installation time could take anywhere from 3 months to more than a year, depending upon the complexity of the proposed project.
Should you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ehemann, Public Art Coordinator, (323) 848-6846 or email@example.com.
Additional information about the City of West Hollywood's current temporary art projects can be found on our website www.weho.org/arts or on social media @wehoarts.