Houston Arts Alliance

Opportunities for Artists

City of Houston Solid Waste Management + Houston Arts Alliance Artist Designs for Recycling Vehicles

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4 p.m.

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) invite qualification submissions from professional artists living and working in Houston. Selected artists will be commissioned to produce artwork that will be transferred to a vehicle used for the City’s Automated Recycling Program. The commissioned works of art will become part of the City of Houston Art Collection. 

The successful project will:

  • Possess high artistic merit;
  • Produce an original work of art for the City of Houston Art Collection; and
  • Require artists to collaborate with designers and fabricators to realize the end result.

This opportunity is open to professional artists or artist teams living and working in Houston.

Each selected artist will receive $2,000.00 to produce an original work of art. Reproduction of the works of art and installation onto the recycling trucks will be provided by others.   

Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4 p.m.
All submissions must be received by or before the deadline as outlined below.

Date TBD: HAA will have convened a selection panel to review submissions which (inclusive of SWMD representatives and experienced artists, designers or other arts professionals). The panel will review qualifications and select two artists that will be contracted for commission.

To be considered, provide the following:

  • A letter of interest (up to 400 words in Microsoft Word), including contact information;
  • 10-15 examples of previous work, as PowerPoint slides, including image identification within each slide; and
  • A brief resume outlining professional achievements

Email submissions to:
Jade Abner, Civic Art + Design Assistant, at jade@haatx.com
Email submissions should not exceed 6MB

For questions, contact:
Jade Abner, Civic Art + Design Assistant
Houston Arts Alliance
713.527.9330 ex. 103


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