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The Arts Program would not exist without artists. Please see below for information about opportunities at SAN for visual and performing artists.


Public Art

1Current Opportunities
There are no opportunities at this time.
2To View & Apply For A Public Art Opportunity You Must Be Registered As A Vendor
Not a vendor? Complete the vendor registration form here.

What you need to register:

1. Create a username and password

2. Federal Tax ID Number or Social Security Number

3. Business Category: 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers. For the Arts Master Plan RFP please use any of the following categories: 541000 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, 711000 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries, 711310 Arts Event Organizers with Facilities, 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

4. Once you have successfully completed the registration process, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and access to the site within 24 hours. Also, you will receive notifications of opportunities related to your business category as they become available.


3How to apply

1. Visit san.org

2. Select “Bid Opportunities”

3. Find and select your interested artist opportunity OR type “art” in the keyword search bar

4. Double click on the opportunity and a brief description will appear in the next screen

5. To view the RFQ, select the “Documentation/Attachments” tab and double click on the RFQ underneath “File Name”

6. Enter your vendor username and password and select “Download” to access the RFQ

7. Read through the RFQ carefully and note the eligibility requirements

8. When you are ready to apply, follow steps 1-4, select “Place eBid” at the bottom right hand corner, and enter your vendor username and password. *Follow directions carefully, complete and submit ALL required documents. The artist selection panel will only review completed submissions.

Temporary Exhibitions

1Current Opportunities

2019 Exhibition Call for Proposals
Forces of Nature

San Diego International Airport's Arts Program invites artists, curators, and cultural, community, or educational organizations working in all media to submit proposals that use the four elements as a framework for reexamining San Diego’s environment.

Responses may feature projects that use a material with a direct correlation to an element, that address issues of environmental stewardship, or that reflect on the biodiversity of the region.

Artwork and collections representing this theme will be displayed throughout the airport for up to one year beginning in April 2019. Up to fifteen participating artists and/or organizations will be chosen for the exhibition. San Diego-based artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Submissions due Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Questions about this opportunity? Contact arts@san.org.

For complete guidelines, download the 2019 Exhibition Call for Proposals

2How To Apply
A call for proposals is released annually each summer. Visit arts.san.org to receive notifications of released calls for proposals. You’ll also learn about recent projects, workshops and special events throughout the year.

Performing Arts

1Performing Arts Residency Program

WHAT: Performing Arts Residency Program

WHO: Established and emerging performing arts groups

WHEN: Submissions due Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

About the Program: The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport environment and cultivates the regional performing arts community. This opportunity is a process-oriented residency program open to performing arts groups working in all disciplines including dance, music, theater, as well cross-disciplinary media (digital, etc.).

Questions about this opportunity? Contact arts@san.org.

For complete guidelines, download the 2019 Performing Arts Residency Call for Submissions here.

2Ongoing Concert Series & Special Performances
The Arts Program works with a contracted Performing Arts Production Specialist to schedule all performances at the airport. Ensemble concerts take place every third Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Terminal 2 Baggage Claim (pre-security) or Terminal 2 West Sunset Cove (post-security). Piano concerts take place every Friday from 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. at Sunset Cove.

If you are a performer or group interested in booking opportunities, please email your bio, website, and performance sample links to arts@san.org and loren@thetalentsmith.com.