Those selected will be eligible for public art commissions in 2015-2017
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2015-17 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. Professional visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live and work in the United States are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., January 30, 2015.
The purpose of the Pre-Qualified Artist Pool is to provide a streamlined application and selection process for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects through Art in Public Places. Selected artists or artist teams from the Pool may be contracted to design and fabricate artwork for eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City of Austin. Artwork budgets are expected to range from $20,000 to $300,000. Program staff and the Art in Public Places Panel will utilize the Pre-Qualified Pool for selecting artists for future artwork opportunities; however, selecting from the Pool is not an exclusive way for artists to be considered for artwork commission.
Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015, through www.PublicArtist.org, the online application system used by Art in Public Places. Full-time, permanent City of Austin employees and CIP consultants and their employees and sub-consultants are ineligible to apply.
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin.
The Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) acquires and maintains works of art for City facilities and parks through commissions, donations, and loans for the cultural enrichment of Austin’s community. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.