Current Open Calls for Art in Public Places Projects

Apply at www.PublicArtist.org/AustinAIPP

4 Fire/Emergency Medical Services Station Opportunities, Art in Public Places, Austin, TX

Artist Budgets: $42,000 - $135,000, inclusive of ALL project-related costs

Deadline to Apply: April 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CST

Apply here: https://www.publicartist.org/austinaipp/

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks to commission four (4) local artists or artist teams to create permanent public artwork for stations related to fire and emergency medical services. AIPP is seeking artists to create artwork that will reflect the mission of the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services “to create safer communities through prevention, preparedness, and effective emergency response.” The commissioned artworks should be integrated into the spaces of the stations. Artists at least 18 years of age who live in Travis County, and the six contiguous counties (Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties) are eligible to apply. A range of materials and conceptual approaches are welcome.

 

Artist Information Virtual Meetings:

Meeting recordings will be posted on this webpage after the session occurs.

 


Gustavo "Gus" L. Garcia Recreation Center, Phase III, Art in Public Places, Austin, TX

Artist Budget: $23,000, inclusive of ALL project-related costs

Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm CST

Apply here: https://www.publicartist.org/austinaipp/

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program seeks to commission a visual artist, or artist team, to design and install a permanent exterior mural for the Gus Garcia Recreation Center.

Artists familiar with the Heritage Hills or Windsor Hills community and the Gus Garcia Recreation Center are highly encouraged to apply. Multilingual artists and artists able to interact with the community in languages other than English are also encouraged to apply.
Artists at least 18 years of age who live in Travis County, and the six contiguous counties (Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties) are eligible to apply.

 

Artist Information Virtual Meetings:

Meeting recordings will be posted on this webpage after the session occurs. Please note that this meeting has been rescheduled from February 18 to March 4 due to a state-wide severe weather occurrence.

 


Austin Art in Public Places 2021-2023 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool

Artist Budget: $30,000 - $500,000+  

Deadline to Apply: EXTENDED: March 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CST  

Apply here: https://www.publicartist.org/austinaipp/  
   

The City of Austin Economic Development Department seeks artists and artist teams to apply for the Austin Art in Public Places program 2021-2023 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. Artists are selected for the Pre-Qualified Artist Pool by a jury of arts professionals. Invitations to apply for public art opportunities will be shared with artists in the Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. Selected artists may be contracted to create artwork for eligible projects throughout Austin.  

Practicing visual artists, artist teams, and visual arts professionals at least 18 years of age who live in the United States and territories (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa) are eligible to apply. Artists living in the Austin metropolitan area are encouraged to apply! 

All artists and artist teams who were accepted into the 2018-2020 Local and National Pre-Qualified Artist Pools and Corridor Construction Program Artist Pool will be invited to be automatically included in the 2021-2023 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. 

  

Artist Information Virtual Meetings: 

Two Virtual Artist Information Meetings were held in November and December of 2020. 

 

Watch a recording of the November 18, 2020 Artist Information Meeting below. Please note that the call deadline has been extended since recording.

 


Austin Art in Public Places TEMPO 2021 - temporary public art program

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

Deadline to Apply: EXTENDED: February 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CST  

Apply here: https://www.publicartist.org/austinaipp/  

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). 

 

View the TEMPO 2021 Artist Information Meeting.

 



LaunchPAD

Deadline: Rolling application period with selection based on project availability

Apply herehttps://www.publicartist.org/austinaipp/ Artist fee $15,000

Interested in a career in public art? Through the LaunchPAD program, AIPP pairs established public artists with visual artists moving into the field of public art to gain expertise while providing services benefitting a public art project for the City.

(Image: LaunchPAD artist Christine Angelone at work on her project with New American Public Art.)