Calls for public art around Texas (publicartist.org)

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Name of Call: University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Design Enhancement for Hospital Levels G-12, SA, TX
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $120,000
Deadline: 3/1/21

University Health’s Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program seeks artists and artist teams to artfully enhance with original designs select locations/areas on twelve floors of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital at University Health’s Medical Center campus. Designs will be printed on wall films, acrovyn, and/or other similar materials and be thoughtfully integrated within the architectural features of each floor. The building is set to open in early 2023. The commissioned artwork will thoughtfully respond to this unique context in a way consistent with the mission of University Health.

This opportunity is considered DESIGN ONLY, artists are not responsible for fabrication.


Name of Call: University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Public Elevator Lobbies, Floors G-12 – SA, TX
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $60,000
Deadline: 3/1/21

University Health’s Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program seeks an artist or artist team to artfully enhance the public elevator lobbies for Levels G-12 of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital at University Hospital’s Medical Center campus. This includes designing and incorporating wayfinding signage in these spaces. The building is set to open in early 2023. The commissioned artwork will thoughtfully respond to this unique context in a way consistent with the mission of University Health.

This opportunity is considered DESIGN ONLY, artists are not responsible for fabrication.


Name of Call: Earth Day Murals at Discovery Green
Eligibility: City: TX: Houston
Budget: $2,200
Deadline: 3/12/21

On behalf of the Discovery Green Conservancy, Weingarten Art Group invites artists living in the Greater Houston area to submit qualifications and mural concepts for temporary murals at Discovery Green.


Name of Call: Public Art Competition Honoring Texas A&M University’s Mascot, Reveille
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $200,000
Deadline: 3/31/21

Texas A&M University announces an open competition for professional artists or artist teams to commission a site specific public art installation honoring Texas A&M University’s mascot, Reveille, a Rough Collie breed dog. Interested artists or artist teams will submit images of three previous projects of this scale. After selection by a jury, a $200,000 commission will be awarded. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.


Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Five Panel Mural
Eligibility: County: TX: Bexar
Budget: $400,000
Deadline: 3/17/21

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority), in partnership with Bexar County, seeks to commission a permanent mural (five panels) for the second segment of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park which is currently under construction. The mural may be rendered in hand-glazed or digitized porcelain tile, glass, ceramic, or stone mosaic tile, or other similar material suitable for the creek environment. The mural will serve as a signature work of art for one of the most culturally significant sections of the park.

The River Authority seeks applications from teams of artists (2-5 members) who will be responsible for the development of a cohesive design for all five panels (approximately 1600 square feet in total). Teams may include artists from multiple disciplines; however, each team must include at least one visual artist.

The selected artist team will be expected to review concepts with the River Authority and Bexar County to ensure that the artwork is appropriate for the site, with a final acceptance subject to approval by Bexar County Commissioners Court, who will become the owner of the artwork.

More information about the San Pedro Creek Culture Park can be found at: www.spcculturepark.com.


Name of Call: 4 Fire/EMS Station Opportunities, Art in Public Places, Austin, TX
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $365,000
Deadline: 4/8/21

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks to commission four (4) local artists or artist teams to create permanent public artwork for stations related to fire and emergency medical services. The commissioned artwork should reflect the mission of the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (AFD/EMS) “to create safer communities through prevention, preparedness, and effective emergency response.” Artworks should be integrated into the spaces of the stations. A range of materials and conceptual approaches are welcome!

Attend a Virtual Artist Information Meeting on Zoom to learn more: Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM CST An EventBrite link to sign-up to attend the meeting will be posted here: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/aipp-opportunities Watch a recording of the meeting here after: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/aipp-opportunities

**See the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) PDF in “Additional Resources” below for ADDITIONAL PROJECT DETAILS.**


Name of Call: ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour 2021
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $2,500
Deadline: 2/1/21

Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing and new outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2021, a Sculpture Tour; a temporary, monumental art installation to be installed at various outdoor sites in the City of Roswell, Georgia. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during an 11-month tour from May 2021 – March 2022.