BECOMING A PUBLIC ARTIST | Guides & Resources for Artists

Flip through the FWPA handbook (link) for general information.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP | Emerging Public Artists

Attend this one day “crash-course” to learn what it takes to be a public artist.

WORKING IN THE PUBLIC REALM |A form of service

FWPA Artists Frances Bagley, Julie Lazarus, Kipp K, and Letitia Huckaby answer a few questions about working with city departments. Read their thoughts on public art as a form of service.

ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY |Intentional & Meaningful Interactions

Community input is a driving force for each public art project. Learn from FWPA Artists Gregory Beck, Adam Neese, Julia Ousley, and John Yancey, each of whom worked extensively with individuals in the areas their artwork serves.

RESPONDING TO A SITE |Uncover what makes Fort Worth unique

While some public art projects are associated with new developments, others are made tied to buildings or areas with rich history. Read how FWPA Artists including Riley Holloway, Benito Huerta, Leticia Huerta, and Kris Pierce thoughtfully considered the context of their sites as part of the design process.

BRIDGING THE GAP | Reflections on studio practice and public art

Public Art Project Manager Michelle Richardson is an artist herself. Read her take on stepping into the public art field from an administrative perspective.

OTHER WAYS ARTISTS CONTRIBUTE

Serve on an Artist Selection Panel or attend an Art Commission Meeting.