Per Section 444.029 of Texas Government Code, any county, municipality, or other political subdivision of this state undertaking a public construction project estimated to cost more than $250,000 may specify that a percentage not to exceed one percent of the cost of the construction project shall be used for fine arts projects at or near the site of the construction project.  Those organizations may consult with Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) for advice in determining how to conduct the public art or percent for art project.

You can post your Call for Artists (i.e., RFQ, RFP) on the TCA website at no charge.

Staff are available to advise on conducting a public art project ranging from scoping the project, developing the RFP, identifying committee members, developing a review process, intellectual property rights, conservation, and more.

For information on public art, please contact Laura Wiegand at 512/936-6565 or laura@arts.texas.gov.

 

Below is a collection of resources on Public Art.

Public Art: Texas

City of Austin Art in Public Places Program
City of Dallas Public Art Program
Fort Worth Public Art
Houston Art Alliance Civic Art and Design
Houston Municipal Art Conservation Office
Public Art San Antonio (PASA)

Landmarks, University of Texas at Austin
Rice University Public Art
Texas Tech Public Art Collection, Lubbock
University of Houston Public Art
University of North Texas, Denton

Chinati Foundation/La Fundacion Chinati
The Hill of James Magee (Cornudas Mountain Foundation)
Nasher Sculpture Center and Gardens
Project Row Houses
Rothko Chapel
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

Rice Design Alliance
Texas Society of Sculptors (TSOS)
UT Press Outdoor Sculpture Guidebook

Public Art: National

AFTA National Public Art Network
Café: Call for Entry System
Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI)
Competition Hotline
Forecast Public Art Journal
International Directory of Sculpture Parks
Project for Public Spaces
Save Outdoor Sculpture (SOS!)