The Economic Development Department's Art in Public Places program (AIPP) collaborates with local and nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity.

Current Open Calls to Artists

Professional visual artists or artist-led teams are invited apply for the following opportunities. See project applications for specific eligibility. View all current Austin Art in Public Places open calls on AIPP's Public Artist page. 

Deadline: April 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. CT


Walter E. Long and John Trevino Metro Parks


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Playscapes


Art in Public Places Panel Membership

Apply to join the Art in Public Places Panel.

AIPP Panel Invitation 2023


The City of Austin was the first municipality in Texas to make a commitment to include works of art in construction projects. By ordinance, 2% of eligible capital improvement project budgets are allocated to commission or purchase art for that site. Austin’s Public Art Collection is found at sites such as the airport, convention center, libraries, parks, police stations, recreation centers, and streetscapes, enhancing public spaces for all residents and visitors to our City.


Learn more about Art in Public Places programs:


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City's Art Collection:


Art in Public Places Year in Review

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