Artists interested in being considered for a public art commission for the City of Austin must register through the Application System for Art in Public Places (ASAPP!) web-based Artist Registry. ASAPP! is the City’s main resource for commissioning public art and is open to artists nationwide. All professional artists, with a consistent body of work in any visual art media, are eligible to apply. Once registered, artists receive updates and information on project calls. In addition to City Projects, the registry is used by community groups, businesses and private developers seeking to commission artists for projects.
- Visit the ASAPP! web page to view project opportunities and to join the artist registry
- Read the complete City of Austin Art in Public Places Program Standard Artist Selection Criteria
- More information about Selection Panels
Current Calls for Art in Public Places ProjectsRequest for Proposals: African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility
Submission Deadline: Midnight, Monday, January 10, 2011
The Art in Public Places Program seeks to commission a professional visual artist to create a work of art for the African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility AIPP 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 will be located in a publicly accessible location on the exterior grounds of the facility.
Professional visual artists who live and work in the State of Texas may apply. 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.
Read the complete Request for Proposals (PDF).
Read the history of the Dedrick-Hamilton House (PDF).
View additional site drawings (PDF).
Read additional information and clarifications to the RFP (PDF).
Artist Information Sessions
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 & Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm
The DeWitty Center, Room 213 (2209 Rosewood Ave.)
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 p.m.
ProArts Collective, Suite 100 (1009 E. 11th St.)
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.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by email or by calling 512-974-7801.