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The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program announces upcoming public art projects based on an annual number of the City’s eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). The AIPP program receives 2% of the funding from those eligible CIP projects to use for obtaining unique artwork. AIPP averages 8 to 10 new projects every year - in parks, public buildings, walkways, and more!

Current Calls for Art in Public Places Projects

Ricky Guerrero Pocket Park - AIPP seeks to commission a qualified artist to design a durable, permanent exterior public artwork that creates a sense of positivity through color, imagery and engagement with nearby communities.

Budget is $31,000. Local Request-for-Qualifications open May 7 to June 20, 2019.

This page contains information on Art in Public Places (AIPP) Program policies, the AIPP Panel, and Selection Panels.

In the realm of public art, artists must work closely with design professionals, contractors, city officials, and community members. Creating project budgets, complying with contractual requirements, and meeting deadlines are necessary to the process. Below are some resources to help you in your process.


The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, requested proposals from professional visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term or time-based exterior artworks in City-owned sites within Austin Public Library Department property.