Professional visual artists or artist-led teams are invited to apply for the following opportunities. Review each individual open call for artists for qualifications specific to those projects.

Questions about our current open calls or the process? Attend the Cultural Arts Division Virtual Open Office Hours every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT and talk with a staff member.


General Terms
  • The Art in Public Places program defines artist as an individual recognized by critics and peers as a professional practitioner of serious intent and substantial ability in the visual, performing, and literary arts.
  • Design professionals, including architects who do not have a consistent visual art practice are ineligible to apply as team leads, but may be a part of artist-led teams.
  • Artists who have more than three permanent artworks represented in the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places public art collection; artists who currently are under contract with the City of Austin for a permanent Art in Public Places project; and artists who have completed an Art in Public Places project within the past year as well as City of Austin full-time employees and architects or other designers currently contracted with the City of Austin are ineligible to apply.
  • Each project budget is inclusive of design, fabrication, installation, engineering, permitting fees, travel, shipping expenses, insurance, and other project-related costs 
  • All artists doing business with the City are required to register as a Vendor with the City of Austin through the Purchasing Department's website. If you are currently registered as a vendor with the City, please update your registration profile as needed. Note that registration is not complete until the vendor has submitted a hard copy of his or her W-9 form to Purchasing. 
Art in Progress

The Art in Public Places program hosts diverse projects underway in various stages of the public art process, including planning, artist selection, preliminary design, final design, fabrication, and installation.

Looking for updates on in-progress AIPP projects? Please email


Current Open Calls

There are no calls to artists open at this time. The previous round of open calls closed on December 19, 2023.