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AIPP puts out call for artists

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by Tai Moses

The city has put out an open call for artists interested in becoming part of an artists pool for “public art projects related to the Corridor Construction Program through the city of Austin Art in Public Places Program.” The artists pool will be used “to commission artists to create artwork that enhances people’s experience as they travel the city by foot, bicycle, bus and vehicle,” according to the call. Art in Public Places Program Manager Susan Lambe said in a press release, “There will be multiple opportunities for artists to create diverse types of artworks in partnership with the community. We want artists to work together with the community, exploring a range of themes where projects will be developed. We’re looking for artists who are experienced in, or who are interested in, creating community engaging artworks.” Artists at all stages of their careers are welcome to apply, though the city is particularly interested in those who have lived in the nine corridor capital improvement project locations, which will be the sites of the artwork opportunities:

  • North Lamar Boulevard from U.S. Highway 183 to Howard Lane
  • Burnet Road from Koenig Lane to MoPac Expressway
  • Airport Boulevard from North Lamar Boulevard to U.S. 183
  • East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 from U.S. 183 to Decker Lane
  • South Lamar Boulevard from Riverside Drive to Ben White Boulevard/U.S. Highway 290 West
  • East Riverside Drive from Interstate 35 to State Highway 71
  • Guadalupe Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to West 29th Street
  • William Cannon Drive from Southwest Parkway to McKinney Falls Parkway
  • Slaughter Lane from FM 1826 to Vertex Boulevard

The deadline to apply is Feb. 13. Find out more about the application process here or attend an artist information session on Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Asian American Cultural Center, 11713 Jollyville Road.

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