2018 PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST LISTS

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 29

As recommended by the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update, a new pre-qualified list of artists will be established for upcoming projects. Fort Worth Public Art has two separate categories within the 2018 Pre-Qualified List of Artists based upon artists’ residency and experience in Public Art. Each list has a separate application process and will be reviewed by the panel independently. The Pre-Qualified Public Artist Lists includes eligible local, regional and national artists and assists and expedites artist selection processes. With the 2018 Bond, there is the opportunity for many new Public Art Projects at locations such as parks, libraries, community centers and streets.

 

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY

To encourage local artists within the Fort Worth metropolitan area to participate, and to reflect the cultural richness of North Texas by highlighting opportunities for emerging public artists, FWPA has two separate categories within the 2018 Pre-Qualified List of Artists based upon artists’ residency. Each list has a separate application process and will be reviewed by the panel independently: 


Local North Texas-Based Emerging Public Artist List:

  • Open to North Texas artists* who reside in the Fort Worth Metropolitan area, who work in any media 
  • Previous public art or design team experience is not required.
  • Artists should demonstrate an understanding of appropriate materials and a willingness to work collaboratively with other artists, designers, architects, engineers, fabricators, city officials and staff.
  • Artists should also express a willingness to accepting input from the community.
  • *This list is limited to artists who reside in the following Counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise*


IMPORTANT: In accordance with the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update, if selected for the North Texas-Based Emerging Public Artist list, applicants must have attended one of the Public Artists Training Workshops being presented in collaboration with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, in order to be eligible for any future Fort Worth Public Art Projects. The identical program will be offered April 21, 2018, in Dallas and October 2018 in Fort Worth. For more information on the Workshops please visit our website (www.fwpublicart.org).

 

Texas and National Established Public Artist List:

  • Open to Texas-based and National artists/artist teams who work in any media                    
  • Artists must demonstrate experience with:
  • public art projects
  • materials suitable for public indoor and outdoor settings
  • site-specific design
  • collaboration with other artists, designers, architects, engineers, fabricators, city officials and staff
  • Artists should also demonstrate a willingness to accepting input from the community

  

ARTIST SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Application submissions for the 2018 Pre-Qualified Public Artist Lists will be available to artists through CAFÉ (www.callforentry.org). All interested artists shall be asked to submit an artist statement, letter of interest, resume, three references, and ten images of completed past artwork, public or otherwise.

Artists who have previously been on the FWPA Pre-Qualified List shall be required to reapply through CAFÉ.

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SELECTION PANEL

The selection panel will consist of five members with various arts-related backgrounds including a Public Art Administrator, Curator, Architect, and Artist.

SCORING CRITERIA

Panelist will evaluate 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


TIMELINE
Application Opens: March 5, 2018
Emerging Artist Training Session #1 (in Dallas): April 21, 2018
Deadline for Artists’ Submissions: May 21, 2018*

*APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 29, 2018*


Fort Worth Art Commission Approval of Review Panel Recommendations: July 9, 2018
Results Announced and Artists Notified: July 10, 2018
Emerging Artist Training Session #2 (in Fort Worth): October 2018

 

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility for the Local North Texas-Based Emerging Public Artist List is dependent upon experience and artists’ residency – limited to Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

Artists who have previously been on the FWPA Pre-Qualified List shall be required to reapply through CAFÉ.

Selection for the Pre-Qualified list does not guarantee a Public Art Project. 

Staff reserves the right to adjust the applicant's category based on qualifications.

 

2015 PRE-QUALIFIED LIST OF PUBLIC ARTISTS