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In anticipation of future commissions and opportunities, the Houston Arts Alliance (the City of Houston’s designated local arts and culture agency) invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in the 2017 Houston Prequalified Artist Pool. The Houston Prequalified Artist Pool will be used to select artists for a range of permanent public art projects associated with the construction of new civic buildings, parks, and other areas within the City of Houston. Prequalified artists will be invited to send proposals in response to HAA Requests for Proposals. The list of artists in the pool and their websites will also be made publicly available for consideration by private developers or independent public art commissioning entities.
PLEASE NOTE: Inclusion in the Prequalified Pool does not guarantee a commission.
Through its Civic Art + Design department, HAA manages the process of commissioning, acquiring, and conserving artworks for the City of Houston Art Collection. HAA accomplishes this by entering into contracts with City departments and with affiliated local government corporations, including Houston Airport System and Houston First Corporation. Civic art projects thus constitute a collaboration between HAA and City of Houston departments and corporate entities.
HAA seeks to include visual artists working in a wide variety of media and artistic approaches. Certain projects may also offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of a design team along with the project architect/designer. For the purposes of this Prequalified Artist Pool, “professional artist” is defined as “a practitioner in the visual arts with an original, self-conceptualized body of work, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional possessing serious intent and ability.”
The selection panel will recommend artists to the HAA Civic Art Committee and Board of Directors, who formally approve the artists selected for the pool. HAA is then able to utilize the pool, in whole, or in part, for artwork opportunities. Selection from the pool is not an exclusive way for artists to be considered for artwork commission. Additional open calls may be posted for individual projects. A selection panel will be convened for each individual project to review the qualified candidates and make short-list recommendations.
Application Requirements: All documents should be in at least 12 point font, single spaced, with at least a ½ inch margin.
How to Apply
Submit applications only through this link: https://houstonartsalliance.submittable.com/submit/45239 Applicants must create a free account on Submittable in order to apply for this opportunity. There is no cost to submit an application.
Visit this page to review the full call for submissions.
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