Request for Qualifications for Colony Park District Park
Project Budget: $39,500
Art in Public Places seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to create a permanent public artwork for Colony Park District Park. Located between Loyola and Decker Lanes, and adjacent to the community’s Turner Roberts Recreation Center, the park is being developed in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation and St. David’s Foundation, with planned improvements including a multi-purpose field, nature–based play area, pedestrian bridge and other amenities. The selected artwork will reflect the unique history and values of the neighborhood and serve as a visual marker to help identify Colony Park District Park. The total project budget is $39,500, and professional visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live in the Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. The deadline is January 4, 2018. Applications must be received online via www.PublicArtist.org/AustinAIPP.
2018-2020 Local and National Pre-Qualified Artist Pools
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31 at 5PM!
Local Pool: Individual project budgets projected to range between $20,000 and $250,000
National Pool: Individual project budgets projected to be $300,000 or more
Apply now to be part of the AIPP 2018-2020 Local and/or National Pre-Qualified Artist Pools. The Pre-Qualified Artist Pools are a streamlined application and selection process for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects through the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program. Artists living in Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties are eligible for both the local and national pools.
Learn more about this opportunity at an Artist Information Meeting:
(Click here to view presentation from a recent Artist Information meeting.)
Pre-Qualified Artist Pool Information Meeting (East)
Where: Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin, Texas 78741
When: Tuesday, November 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pre-Qualified Artist Pool Information Meeting (South)
Where: Pleasant Hill Branch Library, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, Texas 78745
When: Saturday, December 2, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Pre-Qualified Artist Pool Information Meeting
Where: Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th St, Austin, Texas 78702
When: Thursday, December 14, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Open Application Hours:
What: Come get some help with your application, including available public computers for your use.
Where: African-American Cultural Heritage Facility, located at 912 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78702. Parking is available under the facility, access the parking from Juniper Street.
Wednesday, December 13, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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.
Visit www.PublicArtist.org/AustinAIPP for more information. Get your application in now! LaunchPAD artists are commissioned after a selection process that begins on the 16th of every month.
(Image: LaunchPAD artist Christine Angelone at work on her project with New American Public Art.)
Public Art Commissions
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.