ABOUT THE PRE-QUALIFIED LIST:
The Pre-Qualified List is open to any professional artist or artist team age 18 years or older working in any media. The list is used to streamline the selection process. Artists selected for the Pre-Qualified List, including North Texas-Based Emerging Public Artists and Texas and National Established Public Artists, will be considered for upcoming public art commissions.
Future Public Art Projects for which Pre-Qualified Established Artists may be commissioned includes artwork for street and transportation improvements, parks, recreation and community center improvements, libraries, fire stations, and other municipal facilities. A Capital Improvement Program passed in 2014 allows for the implementation of new public art projects with budgets ranging from $100,000 to $300,000.
Interested parties should submit their qualifications to be reviewed by a panel appointed by the Fort Worth Art Commission. The Pre-Qualified List assists and expedites artist selection processes; placement on the Pre-Qualified List does not guarantee a commission.
Texas and National Established Public Artists: Open to Texas-based and national artists / artist teams who work in any media. Artists must demonstrate experience with public art projects, materials suitable for public indoor and outdoor settings, site-specific design, collaboration with other artists, designers, architects, engineers, fabricators, city officials and staff. Artists should also demonstrate experience gathering input from the community. Artists in the FWPA Artists Registry and artists who have previously been on the FWPA Pre-Qualified List (except for those added in 2014) shall be required to reapply through CAFÉ.
If you are a North Texas-Based Artist with limited or no Public Art experience, please click here for a separate application process.
ARTIST SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
- Artist Statement (2000 character limit)
- Letter of Interest. Briefly describe your interest and qualifications for this project (2000 character limit)
- Current Resume. Artist teams must submit a resume for each team member.
- Ten (10) images of completed past artwork, public artwork or otherwise. With each image, please include:
- Date completed
- Project budget, location and commissioning agency (if applicable)
- Three references (contact information only)
Artists who submit all required materials by the deadline will be reviewed by a panel composed of art and design professionals, including two members of the Fort Worth Art Commission.
Deadline for submissions to CAFÉ: April 16, 2015
Review panel makes recommendations to the Fort Worth Arts Commission: May11, 2015
Results Announced and artists notified: May 12, 2015
Questions about the application process? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.