Currently there are no open opportunities, but keep checking back for new announcements. The next “Call for Artists” will be announced in late March or early April for activities and installations occuring between June-Nov. 2013. You can also sign up to be alerted for opportunities by visiting sahearts.com, signing up for DCCD’s newsletter, and selecting “public art” in your account information, or by following Public Art San Antonio on Facebook.
Fall 2012 Downtown Storefront
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Public Art San Antonio (PASA), is working with local artist Cruz Ortiz to recruit a team of local artists and designers to create installations for “Cut and Paste,” a downtown storefront exhibition organized by the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development (formerly the Office of Cultural Affairs). CUT AND PASTE will be on display beginning this fall and throughout the winter at selected vacant properties downtown. The online application deadline is Tuesday, October 16th at 5 pm.
Interested artists are being asked to explore the technical and creative possibilities of CUTTING AND PASTING. The series of artworks is intended to prompt dialogue surrounding Downtown San Antonio, and to activate underutilized downtown properties. Proposed artworks must be appropriate for public display. Each individual or team may submit up to three proposed installations. Applicants are asked to submit only a rendering and description of the proposed artwork and not an actual mock-up.
Proposals should illustrate CUT AND PASTE through the use of materials and design. Any combination of the following materials will be considered:
• plastics* (Up to six 4′x8′ corrugated plastic sheets provided by PASA to selected artworks)
• wheat pasted graphics
• adhesive graphics (such as vinyl/tape)
• other applied graphics (re-used signage, posters, or non-precious found 2-D materials)
To see examples of some properties we may be installing at, click here. Property availability frequently changes, therefore we will match artwork proposals with suitable locations upon acceptance. Proposed artwork plans may be for installation in storefront windows or affixed to exterior walls, columns, or other approved building components.
Property sizes vary. In general, proposed designs should fit within an area not to exceed 8′ x 15′ .
Stipend per Artwork: $500.00, all inclusive.
Complete an online application form here.
The application will ask for:
• Artist contact information
• Artwork description
• Installation availability
• A head shot of yourself (for publication purposes)
• Materials list
Call for Artist Deadline
The online application deadline is Tuesday, October 16th at 5 pm.
October 22nd: Selected artists are notified (UPDATED: Oct. 26th)
October 29th: corrugated plastic available to be picked up at PASA Studio (400 N St. Mary’s St. Ste 101)
November 5 : art work installations scheduled
Nov. 12th-Dec. 17th: art works installed (avg 3 per week)
Nov. 15th: Calendar of associated events released (walking tours/reception, installation dates)
Dec. 18th: Artist-led tour and reception (tentative-location and time to be announced)
As the artist, you retain full ownership of your original design concept but the work produced becomes the property of the city and is intended to be temporary and will not be preserved or returned. Press photos and official exhibition photos taken by PASA are also the property of the city and will be available upon request to be used by each artist solely for his/her own promotion. These photos may not be used, reproduced, sold or circulated in any other way without expressed written permission from the city. The city reserves the right to showcase your individual pieces on its website and/or in print and digital media for the promotion of this installation and the activities of the division. Entries not selected at this time will be archived with your application and may be published online for promotional purposes, but will not be printed or sold.
*Once selected, up to six 4′ x 8′ corrugated plastic sheets per artwork will be available upon request. Please list the total number of sheets requested including each color required in your application. Available colors: yellow, orange, red, violet, dark blue, light blue, green, olive green, brown, gray, black, and white.
For more information contact Marissa Laubscher (210)207-1435.
City reserves the right to accept one or more submittals or reject any or all submittals received in response to this CFA and to waive informalities and irregularities in the proposals received. City also reserves the right to terminate this CFA, reissue a subsequent solicitation and/or remedy technical errors in the CFA process.