Austin Art in Public Places / Deadline: August 18

The City of Austin Economic Department is offering two public art project opportunities totaling $1M. Texas based artists can apply until August 18 for the artwork commissions which range from $43,000 to $625,000. The total award includes design, fabrication, installation, engineering fees, travel and shipping expenses, insurance, and all other project-related costs.

Open Call Opportunities (for Texas-based artists): 
– Redbud Trail Bridge & Isle – artwork budget $625,000 
– Longhorn Dam Bridge – artwork budget $190,000 

The Red Bud Trail Bridge & Isle and the Longhorn Dam Bridge projects are open to all eligible artists in the state meeting the project criteria. Artists/Artist Teams familiar with the city’s pride in its diverse creative community are encouraged to apply. Additionally, artists/artists teams able to interact with the community and who understand that accessibility (both physical and conceptual) are paramount to this project, are also encouraged to apply. 

For more information on project opportunities and the application process, visit

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