The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program announces upcoming public art projects based on an annual number of the City’s eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). The AIPP program receives 2% of the funding from those eligible CIP projects to use for obtaining unique artwork. AIPP averages 8 to 10 new projects every year - in parks, public buildings, walkways, and more!
Click the links below to get more information about some of our recently completed and current projects.
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.
This page contains information on Art in Public Places (AIPP) Program policies, the AIPP Panel, and Selection Panels.
In the realm of public art, artists must work closely with design professionals, contractors, city officials, and community members. Creating project budgets, complying with contractual requirements, and meeting deadlines are necessary to the process. Below are some resources to help you in your process.
Temporary public art plays an important role in attracting new and emerging artists to the City’s public art program, enriches the civic dialogue, cultivates tourism, and engages public space in a unique way. The TEMPO program allows artists to explore a range of themes suitable for the outdoor environment and provides the opportunity for innovative, thought-provoking artwork that impacts the way people experience their environment.