Art on the Outside / Funding

June 30, 2024

Organization Name: City of West Hollywood

Organization Location: West Hollywood, CA

Type: Calls & Submissions | Funding

Fee: Free


The City of West Hollywood’s Art on the Outside (AOTO) program funds the temporary display of rotating exhibitions of art at publicly accessible, City-owned locations that include but are not limited to parks, traffic medians, and communal areas of City-owned facilities. Artworks exhibited through this program include sculpture, murals, digital screen-based artwork and projections, and performance art. Most exhibitions remain on display for a duration of 6 months to 3 years, depending on the concept, construction, and location of the approved artwork.

While proposals for new artworks are eligible for review, the AOTO program is best suited to realizing exhibitions of prefabricated artworks that can be installed at the approved site without extensive modification. This is due in large part to funding limitations of the program and prohibitive costs associated with fabricating unrealized artwork suitable for outdoor display.

This is an open call to individual artists, curators, and non-profit arts organizations based in the United States for exhibitions of emerging, mid-career, and established artists. The City of West Hollywood typically receives more project proposals than there are available funds. The average project budget supported by the Art on the Outside program is $8,000. Project budgets significantly higher than this figure are still eligible for consideration. However, due to the City’s desire to fund a number of diverse projects each year, exhibition proposals requiring more than $8,000 of City funding may be viewed as less competitive unless the applicant demonstrates a realistic plan for securing project funds from other sources.

Please visit to apply and read more about the opportunity. Contact Marcus Mitchell, Public Art Administrator at with any questions about the application process.

Opportunity Website