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.
TEMPO 2018 awarded artists:
Adrian Aguilera and Betelhem Makonnen
Clare van Montfrans and Elizabeth Farrell
Nathan Nordstrom and Peter Krsko
AIPP has issued a Request for Qualifications for the TEMPO 2-D program. Selected artists will propose mural designs that will either be hand-painted, digitally-printed vinyl adhesives or temporarily attached panels for locations ranging from public parks to the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, among other sites. Artists will work with the community to develop designs that reflect the character of their chosen location and special consideration will be given to artists with lived experience in the neighborhoods in which they are proposing artwork. The budget for each mural is between $2,000 and $7,000, contingent on the size and complexity of the project. Applicants may review the complete Request for Proposals at www.tinyurl.com/AustinAIPP and must apply online at www.PublicArtist.org, by Thursday April 26, at 5 PM.
Couldn't attend one of our artist info meetings? No problem! Click here to view the presention, complete with step-by-step instructions for applying and photos of pre-approved city sites for the murals.
TEMPO Refresh will offer one artist or artist team a unique chance to reimagine Carl Trominski’s Moments, part of AIPP’s permanent collection. AIPP seeks letters of interest from the City’s 2018-2020 Local Pre-Qualified Artist Pool to create a temporary intervention for Moments, which was chosen in recognition of the installation’s 15th anniversary. The artwork, comprised of a series of blue signs adhered to a retaining wall of 3 x 3 foot squares, is located at the Lamar Boulevard underpass beneath the 3rd St and Union Pacific Railroad bridges. The selected artist will develop a colorful and engaging design that takes inspiration from Trominski’s original proposal—addressing the retaining walls, the blue signs and a light component. The total budget for the project is $50,000.
TEMPO Refresh finalists: