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For immediate release:
June 12, 2013
Contact: 
Meghan Wells, Art in Public Places Administrator, Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office, (512) 974-9314
 

City announces new public art opportunity at Austin Bergstrom International Airport


AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office, has released a national call for a professional artist or artist team to design and fabricate artwork for the Terminal East Infill Project at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The submission deadline is June 26, 2013.
 
The Terminal East Infill Project (TEIP) at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) focuses on expanding core passenger processing facilities and Homeland Security improvements on the east side of the Terminal. TEIP will be located adjacent to the east ticket lobby and will provide approximately 55,000 square feet of newly constructed space as well as renovations to an additional 15,000 square feet within the existing terminal. This public art component is open to a wide range of ideas to be proposed by the selected artist in consultation with the project’s design team. The artwork may be located at an interior or exterior location and must complement the airport’s architecture and operations. The budget for this project is $700,000.
 
Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. June 26 through www.PublicArtist.org, an online application system. The commission is open to artists living in the United States. Artists currently under contract with AIPP at the time of the application are ineligible to apply.
 
An Artist Information Meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street. The meeting will also be broadcast live as an interactive webinar. The link to join the webinar will be posted at www.austintexas.gov/department/aipp-opportunities. AIPP staff is also available to assist applicants during Open Office Hours on Friday, June 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Division, 201 E. 2nd Street.
 
To read the complete Request for Qualifications, visit
www.austintexas.gov/department/aipp-opportunties.
 
City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin.
 
The Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) acquires and maintains works of art for City facilities and parks through commissions, donations, and loans for the cultural enrichment of Austin’s community. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.
 
 
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