Create Public Art in South Austin

From Francis Reilly with the City of Austin:

“There’s an upcoming opportunity to create public art in South Austin (or anywhere in Austin). TEMPO, a program of the City’s Art in Public Places, is seeking proposals for site-specific, short-term artwork or performances. Selected artists will have a budget of $3-10K for design, fabrication, and installation. The Manchaca library is a featured location for public art in South Austin in the TEMPO request for proposals.

If you or someone you know is interested, there is an artists info meeting on April 9 at the Cultural Arts office (201 E. Second Street) from 5:30 to 6:30. The full Request for Proposals is available at

The deadline to apply is April 24 at 5 PM.

Lots of city-owned sites are available, including right of way. The neighborhood plan specifically identifies these sites as desired locations:
Library (Civic Center illustrative vision + Community Life Action 39)
Crockett HS (Civic Center illustrative vision)
ACC (Civic Center illustrative vision + CL A 41)
Blarwood bridge
Ben White (TXDOT owns this, but right of way near it is possible)
Right of way

I’d encourage anyone interested to apply. This is an especially great opportunity for emerging artists or anyone who’s interested in pursuing public art to get their feet wet.”