Both San Antonio and El Paso announced instructions and deadlines for established and emerging artists to pre-qualify for consideration for the next few years’ worth of their public art projects . The City of El Paso Public Art Program and Public Art San Antonio are seeking applications (there is a rare window for this) now, which allows them to streamline their selection process when they announce calls for entries for projects.
For El Paso, “Once submitted, an artist will be able to remain on the eligibility list for four years before re-applying. As public art projects arise artists will be pooled from the list and placed for review and consideration to projects,” and, ” Artists living within a 100-mile radius of the City of El Paso are strongly encouraged to apply.” Here is the link to follow. The deadline is January 30.
For San Antonio, the deadline is January 9, and any artist who qualified in the 2012 round would need to re-apply. The link is here.