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Other Calls for Artists

Austin Shelter for Women and Children: Request for Qualifications
The City of Austin seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and fabricate artwork for the Austin Shelter for Women and Children (ASWC) located at 4523 Tannehill Lane in East Austin. Art in Public Places (AIPP) seeks to a commission a contemporary work of art that complements the healing aspects of the shelter. Professional visual artists who live and work in Texas are eligible.

Budget: $68,000
Deadline: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

The City of San Antonio: FY15 Call for Public Art Qualifications
The City of San Antonio’s FY15 Call for Public Art Qualifications is an annual process to seek applicants for a pre-qualified list or two-year pool. The pre-qualified pool will consist of recommended artists and public art professionals that will be eligible for potential opportunities, including the creation of new public artworks, providing services for the City’s art inventory and collaborating with PASA in implementing art in public places.

Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

The City of Austin: Apply for the Pre-Qualified Artist Pool
The City of Austin seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2015-17 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. Selected artists or artist teams from the Pool may be contracted to design and fabricate artwork for eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) of various scopes, timelines and budgets throughout the City of Austin. The purpose of the Pre-Qualified Artist Pool is to provide a streamlined application and selection process for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects through Art in Public Places. Program staff and the Art in Public Places Panel will utilize the Pre-Qualified Pool for selecting artists for future artwork opportunities; however, selecting from the Pool is not an exclusive way for artists to be considered for artwork commission. Professional visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live in the United States are eligible to apply. Full-time, permanent City of Austin employees and CIP consultants and their employees and sub-consultants are ineligible to apply.

Budgets: $20,000 - $300,000
Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015


Civic Art + Design Registry

Houston Arts Alliance maintains a partnership with Fresh Arts’ Artist Registry. Artists interested in being involved with future Civic Art + Design projects are invited to create a free profile. Civic Art + Design will use Fresh Arts' Artist Registry as a means for reviewing qualifications when selecting artists considered for future projects.

Entry Deadline: Ongoing


Additional Resources

CaFÉ™ (CallForEntry.org)
CallforEntry.org™, also known as CaFÉ™, is a phenomenal resource for artists to apply for public art opportunities around the US.

Publicartist.org has some amazing opportunities posted – sign up, it’s free!

The City of Phoenix (Office of Arts and Culture) Public Art Program
The City of Phoenix Public Art Program is one of the best in the U.S. Have a look at their opportunities!

Creative Capital
Looking for professional development opportunities? Creative Capital is an incredible resource!


Recommended Readings

Recommended by Jade Abner, Civic Art + Design Assistant:

  • The Profitable Artist: A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts by Artspire
  • Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism by Cher Krause Knight
  • What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation by Tom Finklepearl

Recommended by Sara Kellner, Interim Director of Civic Art + Design:

  • The Artists Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions by Lynn Basa
  • Public Art by the Book by Barbara Goldstein
  • The Artists Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love by Jackie Battenfield