PRE-QUALIFIED ARTISTS LISTS | Our Primary Resource

In accordance with the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update, the program utilizes pre-qualified artists lists for most upcoming projects in order to expedite artist selection processes.  It is advantageous for artists to apply once for the opportunity to be considered for more than one project. The Established Public Artists List is for artists with public art experience and who reside anywhere in Texas or elsewhere in the United States. Artist who live in North Texas and have little or no previous public art experience may apply for the Emerging Public Artists List.  Artists who are selected for this list are required to complete a 1-day training workshop before they will be considered for a public art project.

Current Pre-Qualified Public Artists Lists

In 2018, total of 380 artists applied: 100 for the Emerging North Texas Artists List and 280 for the Established Texas / National Artists List.  An Review Panel made up of artists and arts and design professionals individually reviewed all eligible applications in Café (CallforEntry.org), scoring on a scale of 1-7, with 1 being the lowest and 7 the highest. Panelist evaluated submissions based on factors such as:

  • Artistic Merit
  • Artist’s Mastery of Media (Technical Ability)
  • Aesthetic Sensibility
  • Evidence of Collaboration
  • Successful Completion of Past Projects
  • Diversity of Artistic Approach

EMERGING PUBLIC ARTISTS | North Texas 

ESTABLISHED ARTISTS | Texas & National