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.
The City of Austin seeks proposals from professional visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, and install site-specific, short-term artwork or time-based performances in designated areas of Austin, including parkland spaces, libraries, streets and bridges, right-of-way, and other sites to be determined. The intent for the temporary public art is to cultivate curiosity, spark imagination, and engage the community in a meaningful dialogue about public art and foster work by local artists and cultivate tourism. Professional visual artists and designers who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. Multiple commissions will be awarded. The budget for artwork ranges from $3,000 to $10,000 for each commissioned work.
Contact Anna Bradley, 512-974-7841, with any questions about this project.
Request for Qualifications: Republic Square Park Phase II Improvements
Deadline: May 21, 2015
The City of Austin seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and create a permanent exterior public artwork for Republic Square Park. Among the goals of the project are to respond to the cultural and historical significance of Republic Square, contribute to a family-friendly experience, and create a vibrant contemporary work which complements the goals of the Republic Square Master Plan. Professional visual artists who live and work in the state of Texas are eligible to apply. Budget: $105,000.