AUSTIN (KXAN) - The city's Art in Public Places program is looking for professional artists or artist teams to design work for a new addition to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The Terminal East Infill Project is the first of many improvements to the airport in response to the city's rapid growth. The 55,000-square-foot addition will include a new 10-lane security checkpoint, upgraded baggage carousels and additional TSA offices, according to the city's website.
All it needs now is some art to fill that empty space.
The AIPP, a program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office, is offering a $700,000 contract to whoever is chosen to design, fabricate and install their work.
That money can also be used for permitting fees, travel and shipping expenses, insurance and other project-related costs.
The AIPP says it will consider art from a variety of media and that technology based work is strongly encouraged. For more information, check out the AIPP's official announcement .
Artwork will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Artistic merit and technical expertise
- Demonstrated ability to successfully execute innovative public art projects in a complicated design environment
- Demonstrated ability to successfully execute a public art project on time and on budget
- Expresses interest in creating artwork for a growing international airport
The winning artist or art team will work with the project's design team to create multiple pieces for various locations around the terminal. Artists will start work immediately and should be prepared to have complete designs by December 2013.
Anyone interested is encouraged to go to an information meeting at City Hall June 17 at 2:30 p.m. If you can't make the meeting, it will be available online as a webcast .
Applications are being accepted through 5 p.m. on June 26. Click here to apply .
Anyone 18 years or older living in the United States is welcome to apply, except for artists already working with the AIPP program.
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