Treasure Island Arts Master Plan

Treasure Island Arts Master Plan Background:

Image of TI Arts Master Plan cover pageThe Treasure Island Arts Master Plan will be funded by 1% of the construction costs of the island’s redevelopment and will be used exclusively to enhance and activate the island’s public realm with artworks and art programming. This public art programming, which will be guided by an Arts Master Plan document, is anticipated to be initiated in phases starting in fall 2018 and will continue over the 15 to 20-year span of the funding and construction cycle of the redevelopment project.  The San Francisco Arts Commission is the lead agency charged with developing the Public Art Program and the Arts Master Plan.

Current Opportunities:

Request for Qualifications: Phase One Project Opportunities

A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has been issued by TIDA and the SF Arts Commission for three large scale Public Art installations at the following locations:

  1. Treasure Island Administration Building Plaza
  2. Treasure Island Waterfront Plaza
  3. Yerba Buena Island Hilltop Park

The purpose of this RFQ is to identify a pool of qualified artists from whom specific proposals will later be solicited. Arts Commission staff will screen applications submitted under this RFQ to establish a pool of qualified artists. The list of qualified artists will be presented to the Treasure Island Phase One Projects Selection Panel.  The Panel will identify three finalists for each project opportunity who will be invited to develop conceptual site specific proposals after attending an orientation session with the project team and key stakeholders. Artists may be invited to develop proposals for more than one of the art opportunities.

Upcoming Public Meetings:

Phase One Opportunities RFQ Workshops:

September 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM
San Francisco Arts Commission
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 125
San Francisco CA 94102

September 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM
TICD/TMI Offices
1 Avenue of the Palms, Suite 216
Treasure Island Administration Building
San Francisco, CA  94130


View and download the Treasure Island Arts Master Plan (PDF) - approved by the TIDA Board of Directors June, 2017

Visit the San Francisco Arts Commission's Treasure Island Arts Master Plan website

Previous Public Meetings

View June 14, 2017 TIDA Board of Directors meeting materials for Treasure Island Arts Master Plan approval 

View information about the November 17, 2016 Treasure Island Art Program Public Meeting

View information about the October 6, 2016 Treasure Island Art Program Public Meeting

Press Coverage

Read "San Francisco's Treasure Island A Blank Canvas for Artist's Imaginations" - Newsweek - 9.11.17

Read "Arts Commission ready to sculpt future of public art on Treasure Island" - San Francisco Examiner - 8.21.17

Read "San Francisco's Treasure Island Poised to Become a Treasure Trove of Art" - NBC Bay Area - 7.6.17

Read "See the City's ideas for giant Treasure Island art" - Curbed San Francisco - 6.29.17

Read "City Approves 20-Year Treasure Island Arts Master Plan" - Hoodline - 6.16.17

Read "High-priced art plan to be unveiled for Treasure Island" - SFGate/San Francisco Chronicle - 6.15.17

Read "San Francisco Arts Commission unveils master plan for Treasure Island" - San Francisco Business Times - 6.15.17

Read "San Francisco To Develop Treasure Island As A Major Cultural Site" - The New York Times - 6.14.17