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A Call for Artists for Austin’s New Public Art Project

Place family-friendly art here.

Place family-friendly art here.

The City of Austin is looking for a professional artist, or artist team, to design and fabricate artwork for the city’s Montopolis Neighborhood Center. Through its Art in Public Places program (AIPP), the commission will include a $42,000 budget. The submission deadline is Thursday, March 20.

That may seem like plenty of time to work up a proposal, but if the stated goal of the project seems vague (“to develop a family-friendly experience that is integrated into the campus, to engage facility users, and to reflect the diverse community served by the Center”), artists may wish to attend one of the Artist Information Meetings. One will take place on Wednesday, February 19th from 5- 6:30 pm at the Cultural Arts Division offices at 201 E. 2nd Street; another will be on Wednesday, February 26th from noon-1:30 pm at the Montopolis Neighborhood Center, 1416 Montopolis Drive.

Proposals will be accepted from artists living or working within 150 miles of Austin. Download the complete Request for Qualifications here.

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  1. Just to clarify, this Call to Artists is a Request for Qualifications, not a Request for Proposals.

    Applicatants will be evaluated based on:
    » artistic merit and technical expertise;
    » demonstrated successful, innovative and effective approach to public art projects of a similar scope;
    » ability to successfully execute a public art project; and
    » expressed interest in creating artwork within the community setting.

    Please contact Anna Bradley at (512)974-7847 if you have any questions.
    Thank you!

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