2019 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series

Apply by 7 May

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the 2019 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series.

POSTER SERIES THEME: 24/7 For 24/7, artists will have an opportunity to respond to the Market Street Corridor as a place of constant action, buzzing with a variety of activities. Artists will be encouraged to respond to the vibrancy of this major thoroughfare as a place where businesses, residents, arts, culture, and transit all collide among a diverse population of locals and visitors. 


The Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series has commissioned new artwork by Bay Area artists on an annual basis since 1992. Each year, the Program commissions three or four artist to create a new body of work that responds to a theme specific to San Francisco. Each poster series is on view for approximately three months, and consists of 6 unique images that are printed at 68 inches high by 47 ¼ inches wide, and installed in 18 bus kiosks on Market Street between 8th Street and the Embarcadero.

PROJECT BUDGET The total budget is $10,000 inclusive of the artist fee, poster designs, digital file preparation, and proofing. The budget does not include printing and installation which will be managed and paid for by the Arts Commission. Finalists for the project will be paid an honorarium of $750 to develop their proposals.


Artist Selection Panel: Arts Commission staff will select a shortlist of artists who will be presented to an artist selection panel consisting of two arts professionals and one Arts Commissioner. After considering the artists’ application, the artist selection panel will identify approximately 8 finalists for recommendation to the Arts Commission for approval. The finalists will be invited to develop conceptual proposals after attending an orientation session. 

The Artist Selection Panel will reconvene to consider the finalists’ concepts in an interview format and will select three artists for recommendation to the Arts Commission.  

Arts Commission Approval: The Artist Selection Panel’s recommendation will be submitted first to the Visual Arts Committee, a subcommittee of the Arts Commission and then to the full Arts Commission for approval. 

All Arts Commission meetings and Public Art Selection Panel meetings are open to the public and are posted on the Arts Commission website at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click on the following link:


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