CALL TO NORTH TEXAS ARTISTS
DEADLINE: Monday, March, 3, 2014, 5PM
Fort Worth Public Art invites professional artists residing within a 100-mile radius of Fort Worth to submit qualifications for the Dallas Avenue Police Station Public Art Project. The selected artist will have an opportunity to develop artwork for the exterior wall of Fort Worth's East Division Police Station located at the intersection of Weiler Blvd, East Lancaster Avenue and Dallas Avenue. No previous public art experience required. Download RFQ .
2014 BOND PROGRAM
The City of Fort Worth is in the process of planning the 2014 Bond Program and is gathering community input on proposed capital improvement projects to be included (fortworthtexas.gov). By City Ordinance, 2% of the total bond program budget is set aside to integrate public art into some or all projects in each bond proposition within the bond program.
Public art plans identify specific projects within each bond proposition and Council District that offer the best opportunities for artist involvement, public engagement, and geographic distribution. Planning is a collaborative process involving individual City Council Members, appropriate City Boards and Commissions, City staff, and citizens. After two public hearings on a draft plan and considering all input received, the Fort Worth Art Commission (FWAC) makes a formal recommendation to City Council. Once the public art plan is adopted by City Council, public art projects are implemented in accordance with the City’s schedule for the capital improvement projects of which they are a part. These projects are included in the FWPA Annual Work Plan, as appropriate. Once the 2014 Bond Program is finalized by City Council, the public art planning process will begin.
· Long Range Public Art Plan for the 2004 Capital Improvement Program
· Long Range Public Art Plan for the 2008 Capital Improvement Program