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TASJA Depends on Donations


The success of TASJA depends on project sponsors who lend their financial support.  Your support will enable placement of Art in the Public Square through commissioning artworks visible and accessible to the passersby, producing short playlets in the street and sponsoring periodic art shows.The success of our initiative depends largely on our patrons, who lend their names and financial support.  The money we raise will assist in our efforts to place Art in the Public Square in San Juan Capistrano, by commissioning new large public artworks that are visible and accessible to the passersby, by producing short playlets in the street, and sponsoring major art exhibitions. Are you ready to help do this?

Your donations will become a part of our ongoing efforts to better the community, generate a new economic benefit for the merchants and the City and add art to the many San Juan attributes.  There are opportunities for both support of individual projects as well as general operations.  In either case, be secure in the knowledge that your generosity will help San Juan Capistrano achieve a reputation for leadership in providing Art in the Public Square, accessible to the public without charge.

We're counting on your support.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of one of our many projects, contact our Development Office at Donate here.

The Value Proposition

Art in the Public Square will become a reality through  "The Alliance for San Juan Art" (TASJA), a nonprofit 501(c)3 (pending) Corporation. It is the vehicle for funding and sponsoring near term artworks on private property. Artwork on Public property may be funded by the TASJA or the City.



Successful promotion and production of large scale public art in San Juan will include active City participation and support. It is important to take note of the framework used by many cities including Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and the City of Brea to fund their respective arts programs. Known as “Percent for Art” these three cities have legislated that a percentage of new development be allocated to new art. These percentages vary from city to city from 0.5 to 1.5 percent and would be paid into a city art fund or to art commissioned by the developer. A casual visit to any of these Cities would show that their “Percent for Art” programs have been very successful.

Other Sources of Funding:

  • The City

    While current revenue sources in the City would preclude funds from the City for art commissions, it is not unreasonable to suggest that some funds could be allocated to art in the future. Would $25,000 per year be unreasonable?

  • Philanthropy

    Individuals and businesses are candidates for individual or group donations to the non-profit corporation - Alliance for San Juan Capistrano Art 501(c)(3)

  • Foundation Grants

    National Endowment for the Arts (NEA),  The California Arts Council (CAC) and others.

  • Endowments

    Public Art programs in a community with limited resources can beneficially partner with other organizations, businesses, individuals, and county, state, and federal government agencies to leverage everyone’s resources to both fund and gain access to greater and more diverse works of art and art-related opportunities.

Typical Costs for Artworks

No commissions can be granted for artwork until funding from private or public sources becomes available. There is no payroll, so TASJA has little to no risk to mitigate. Art is not low cost but much better known than the funding factor. The following are estimates for significant artwork.


Large bronze sculptures similar to “Binding Contract”

$200,000 +

Bench sized bronze sculpture with figures

$60,000 +

Large tile Mural approx. 6 ft x 20 ft

$30,000 +

Small tile Mural approximately 3 ft X 6 ft

$15,000 +

Site preparation for the above

$10,000 - $50,000


Website design

$5,000 - $10,000

Web site domain name

$10 - $15/yr.

Web site hosting

$15 - $25/mo.

Design and printing of flyers and business window stickers

$500 - $1,500

Social Media Management (Facebook, Instagram etc.)

$50 - $200/mo.


Each artwork

$1,000 - $10,000/yr.

Summary: The costs are ongoing and currently funded by ASJA

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