ABOUT THE TEMPO PROGRAM

The AIPP program requested proposals from visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term or time-based exterior artworks to be sited on City-owned locations throughout Austin.

The intent for the TEMPO temporary public art program is to promote tourism, cultivate curiosity, spark imagination, engage the community in a meaningful dialogue about public art, foster work by local artists and cultivate exploration of the City of Austin. Artists are encouraged to create artworks that reflect the site where they exhibit their work, and design artwork that can be easily installed and de-installed.

These artworks were commissioned through TEMPO, part of the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department. Local artists created temporary sculptures and sited them at Austin Public Library branches through Austin.

TEMPO 2021

The TEMPO 2021 temporary public art exhibition offers paid opportunities for practicing visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term or time-based exterior artworks. A variety of mediums including sculpture, mural, and time-based work will be considered.

Austin area artists are encouraged to submit a Request for Proposals by Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Artist Budgets: $3,000 to $10,000 (all inclusive). 

Artist Budget: $3,000 - $10,000

Deadline to Apply: closed

TEMPO 2021 Awardees Coming Soon!