WAYS TO GET INVOLVED | Join the Creative Effort

No matter what your passion or skill set, there are ways to become involved in the FWPA process. Below are some resources that may help you figure out where you fit into the Public Art Process.

SERVE ON A PROJECT CORE TEAM

Public Art reflects a community’s vision of itself and its aspirations. As such, projects commissioned by FWPA require the thoughtful and ongoing engagement of appropriate stakeholders to ensure their relevance and success. FWPA is committed to this process and will create a Project Core Team (Core Team) of up to seven individuals for each public artwork that it commissions.

This Project Core Team represents a specific neighborhood or community and will be assembled with the assistance of the Council Member representing that community, the Community Engagement Office, and Art Commission members. The Project Core Team should represent diverse voices from that neighborhood or community, such as elders, representatives of significant organizations, youth, etc.

The role of each Project Core Team is as follows:

  • To assist FWPA to develop the project description and goals;
  • To inform and participate in artist selection panels;
  • To orient and assist the artist with understanding the context of the project;
  • To represent the project to others in the community;
  • To provide comments to FWPA staff during project review stages;
  • To attend Art Commission meetings as representatives of their communities;
  • To inform City Council Members about the progress of the project.

Interested in being considered for a Project Core Team?  Contact talkto@fwpublicart.org

SERVE ON THE FORT WORTH ART COMMISSION

The Fort Worth Art Commission is to act as an advisory body to the City Council in matters relating to the City of Fort Worth’s public art program. The Commission shall advise and make recommendations to the Fort Worth City Council regarding the Public Art Program concerning the following matters: administration of the Public Art Program, including the qualifications of the entity and the scope of services necessary to administer the program, public art policies and procedures, artists selection juries and process, commission and placement of artworks, maintenance and removal of artworks, and preparation of the recommendations for the annual Public Art Plan.

Click here to apply to be a member of the Art Commission (http://fortworthtexas.gov/boards/art-commission/)

SERVE AS AN ARTS PROFESSIONAL  

In hopes of building thoughtful and knowledgeable Artist Selection Panel, the FWPA Master Plan Update recommends having Arts Professionals serve on Artist Selection Panels with the goal of shaping a group that balances knowledge in art and design, the project’s objectives, and community concerns.

Interested in being serving as an Arts Professional?  Contact talkto@fwpublicart.org

BECOME AN INTERN

Fort Worth Public Art seeks a driven, reliable intern to aid staff members in creative and administrative tasks each semester for school credit. Ideal candidates will possess strong enthusiasm for public art and community and an interest in gaining valuable experience with a municipal public art program.

Selected applicants will have the unique opportunity to learn how a municipal percent for art program operates. Interns will learn from a variety of ongoing public art projects and gain hands-on experience assisting with community outreach. Interns will participate in creating and implementing creative outreach projects. Other duties will include writing, editing, and creating content for digital and print marketing, documenting projects in progress, assisting with meetings and events, and other daily tasks associated with the program.

To apply, please attach to an e-mail a cover letter and CV/resume.
Send all documents to nlopez@artscouncilfw.org

Qualifications:

• Strong writing skills, including proofreading skills, with a demonstrated command of the English language (including grammar, punctuation, and spelling)
• Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge and experience in Adobe Creative Suite and/or photography or videography skills a plus
• Availability to assist staff at periodic evening and/or weekend events, as needed
• Strong attention to detail