Fort Worth Public Art: Open Call for Texas-based Curators

Deadline: June 1, 2021

Call Summary:

The Fort Worth Public Art Program seeks emerging

and established Texas-based curators of all backgrounds, working in a variety of approaches

and with diverse perspectives. Upon submission, curators or curatorial teams will enter an

application pool for consideration on future projects: they may be contacted to conceptualize,

assist with artist selection, and/or act as a project consultant for new public artworks for

eligible projects of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City of Fort Worth.

The purpose of this call is to provide a streamlined selection process for curators interested in

assisting with public art projects throughout the City. Possible artwork opportunities include

parks, libraries, fire stations, community centers, and others. Curators will be selected based on

their creative approach and willingness to work collaboratively with other professionals and

accept input from the community. Curators will be reviewed for consideration on a case-by-case basis for specific project needs.

Note: Curators will first be reviewed for consideration for the Marine Creek Parkway Public Art

Project, a new project initiated this spring. For a copy of the project outline, please email

Michelle Richardson.

Submission Requirements:

All materials must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

All submissions will be reviewed for completeness by a committee including a representative of

the Fort Worth Art Commission and Arts Council staff.

1. Texas-based curators of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

2. Letter of Interest (500-word limit) which provides an overview of:

a. Philosophical approach to exhibitions/projects

b. Interest in public art

c. Experience, or related experience, with public art (permanent or temporary)

d. Experience, or related experience, working with community

3. Current resume. Teams must submit a resume for each team member (2-page max)

4. Three professional references (contact information only)

5. Up to ten (10) images of past exhibitions/projects, including installation views. With

each image, please include:

a. Title

b. Exhibition/curatorial statement

c. Project budget (as applicable)

d. Location, and commissioning agency (as applicable)

Please submit all materials as a single PDF to


Call Opens: April 22, 2021

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021

Curator List Presented for Approval to the Fort Worth Art Commission: June 21, 2021

Learn more:


Fort Worth Community Arts Center

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

(817) 738-1938

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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