Felicia Filer : January 2024

Felicia Filer : January 2024



Full Scope Workshop for January was presented by Felicia Filer, Public Art Division Director for Los Angeles, California’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Felicia Filer discussed the professional qualifications and qualities the artist selection panel is evaluating, the cues in the RFQ or RFP that you should pay attention to, and the relationship between your written statement of interest and your images, and more!

Meet Our Speaker!

Meet our Full Scope speaker, Felicia Filer! Felicia is the public art director for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. She directs the commission and fulfillment of over 230 permanent municipal public art projects throughout the city. Additionally, she directs the administration and management of the city’s public and private one percent for the art programs, the city art collection, murals program, the former Community Redevelopment Agency’s art program, and city design review services.

She is currently co-directing the administration and management of the Memorial to the Victims of the 1871 Chinese Massacre project and is directing the citywide Covid-19 Memorial community engagement and evaluation process.

She co-created and launched the city’s first online virtual public art exhibition Reimagine Public Art Volumes 1 & 2 as part of a new Covid-19 Emergency Relief Program that provided temporary financial support to over 330 individual artists across the city. In summer of 2016, Filer co-produced the city’s inaugural Public Art Triennial, CURRENT: LA WATER, and in Fall 2019, the second edition CURRENT: LA Food, each one commissioning 15 original, temporary public art installations and over 150 public programs and events at 15 outdoor locations.

Previously, Filer worked as a senior management consultant and loan fund manager for ARTS, Inc., a former Los Angeles nonprofit arts management consulting organization. A native of Los Angeles, she earned a BS in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MBA in finance and marketing from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University. As a public art leader and strategist, Filer’s professional interests include designing systems to facilitate governmental support of innovative models of public art and to encourage systemic change.

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