Sunday, November 28, 2010

Austin Art in Public Places Request for Proposals

The City of Austin Art in Public Place (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Growth & Redevelopment Office seeks to commission a professional visual artist to create a work of art for the African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility Art in Public Places project. The goal for the public art is to showcase a work of contemporary public art that honors the cultural heritage of the African-American community in Austin. The public art for this project will be located in a publicly accessible location on the exterior grounds of the facility.
The City of Austin requests proposals from professional visual artists who live and work in the State of Texas. One artist/artist team and one alternate will be recommended for the project.
Emerging Artists and Artists who have not completed a work of public art, but who can demonstrate through their proposal the ability to transfer their artistic vision into a form and materials appropriate for public art, are encouraged to apply.
The design and commission budget for art is $65,000.
Submission deadline is midnight, Monday, January 10, 2011.
To read the complete RFP and apply for the project, please see the attached pdf document or visit the AIPP website:
Artist Information Sessions - Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 512-974-7801 or emailing
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm & Wednesday, January 5, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm
The DeWitty Center, 2209 Rosewood Ave., Room 213
Learn more about the AAC&HF project and how to navigate the AIPP online artist registry and submission system (ASAPP!), including how to format digital images for uploading.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm
ProArts Collective, 1009 E. 11th St., Suite 100
Meet one-on-one or in small groups with AIPP staff and Panel Members to discuss how to develop an effective proposal, including writing letters of interest and proposal narratives, estimating project costs, and determining what fabrication materials and methods may be appropriate for public art.
Alyson McGee, AIPP Coordinator
City of Austin
Art in Public Places
Cultural Arts Division
Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services
201 E. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
Fax 512-974-6379

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