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

Below is a collection of resources on Public Art.

Public Art: Texas

Texas Public Art Administrators (meets annually – November)

City of Austin Art in Public Places Program
City of Dallas Public Art Program
City of El Paso Public Art Program
Fort Worth Public Art
Houston Art Alliance Public Art
Houston Municipal Arts Commission Collection 
Public Art San Antonio (PASA)

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

Chinati Foundation/La Fundacion Chinati
The Hill of James Magee (Cornudas Mountain Foundation)
Houston Arts District – Public Art Guide
Nasher Sculpture Center and Gardens
Project Row Houses
Rothko Chapel
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
The Woodlands Arts Council

Rice Design Alliance
Texas Society of Sculptors (TSOS)
UT Press Outdoor Sculpture Guidebook (1996)

Public Art: National

AFTA National Public Art Network
AFTA Public Art Opportunities
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
Monuments — Reckoning with the Past, Envisioning the Future (video)
Save Outdoor Sculpture (SOS!)

Public Art: Worldwide

Public Art Archive (database of completed projects)
Public Artist (public art opportunities)