Thursday, March 13, 2008

Call to Artists for Austin, TX

Austin Art in Public Places is pleased to announce a new public art opportunity for the
Municipal Court/Police Substation Project.

Public Art Budget: $210,000

Deadline to Submit Statement of Intent with Qualifications: May 2, 2008

Call to Artists and Application System for Austin Public Art (ASAP!) available at

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create art for the new Municipal Court/Police Substation facility. AIPP requests a statement of intent with qualifications from professional visual artists who live or work within the United States. Up to three finalists will be selected to travel to Austin to meet with the project team, learn about the site and artwork opportunities and present their qualifications to an interviewing panel. One artist or artist team will be selected for the project.

This facility will constitute an adaptive reuse of a former big box retail store located near IH-35 and St. Johns in North Central Austin, and will house the municipal court and also provide space for a police substation. The construction will be part of a design-build process, with the artist participating in the design process as it progresses. Multi-media, digital media and other innovative approaches are encouraged.

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