TEMPO 2021 Austin, TX temporary public art program

Deadline: January 26, 2021

Call Summary

The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks proposals from practicing visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term or time-based exterior artworks and murals at City of Austin Public Library Department sites.

The intent for the temporary public art program is to promote tourism, cultivate curiosity, spark imagination, engage the community in a meaningful dialogue about public art, foster work by local artists and cultivate exploration of the City of Austin. Artists are encouraged to create artworks that reflect the district in which they select to exhibit and design artworks that can be easily installed and de-installed.

Practicing visual artists at least 18 years of age living and working in the City of Austin and its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to proposals that directly enhance cultural experiences for tourists, including projects that highlight underrepresented histories and narratives. Priority will also be given to artists or artist teams from historically under-represented communities & histories, specifically Black/African American, Native American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, and Disability Community members.

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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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