Artists interested in being considered for a public art commission for the City of Austin must apply through PublicArtist.org. All professional artists, with a consistent body of work in any visual art media, are eligible to apply.
Request for Qualifications: Austin Convention Center Parking Garage
Deadline: February 18, 5 pm
The City seeks to commission an artist to create a permanent public artwork for the Austin Convention Center's parking garage on the building exterior at the corner of Brazos and 2nd Streets. The project will engage the entire height of the parking garage and presents the opportunity to create a new landmark at a highly visible downtown intersection. The artwork should reflect the mission of the ACC to promote Austin as a premier destination, energize the urban fabric of the street intersection, and employ integrated design approaches and/or sustainable materials in the creation of the artwork. Professional artists who live in the Austin metropolitan area (Travis, Willamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties) are eligible to apply. Budget: $74,000
Request for Qualifications: Austin Fire Department Artist-in-Residence
Deadline: March 3, 5 pm
The City seeks to commission an artist-in-residence who will document the people and operations of six fire stations currently undergoing renovations. They will spend approximately 10-15 hours per week observing the activities of the fire stations over a 2-3 month period. At the end of the residency period, the artist will submit a proposal to create a series of 2-dimensional works to be sited on the interior or exterior walls of the fire stations. Professional artists who live in the Austin metropolitan area (Travis, Willamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties) are eligible to apply. Budget: $36,000
Request for Proposals: TEMPO 2016 Temporary Public Art Project
Deadline: March 10, 5 pm
Proposals are requested from professional visual artists or artist teams for site-specific, short-term artwork or time-based artworks at pre-selected City-owned sites across Austin, including parkland, libraries, right-of-way, and community centers. Only one proposal per artist or artist team will be accepted. Artists may not apply as both an individual and as a team member on separate projects. Emerging and experienced artists are encouraged to apply. The budgets for artwork may range from $5000 to $10,000 for each commissioned work. Multiple commissions will be awarded. Professional artists who live in the Austin metropolitan area (Travis, Willamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties) are eligible to apply.