Corridors for Complete Communities will partner with other City departments, developers, non-profit organizations and external agencies to extend the scope of the corridor transportation improvement projects so that together we can amplify the community, culture, and mobility experience.
Art In Public Places
Art In Public Places (AIPP) installations are anticipated for each of the nine corridors. They will be implemented through design and construction projects within the roadway segments highlighted. Artists will work with city staff, project engineers and the community to inspire and locate the art works.
Public art projects will be related to the Corridor Construction Program through the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program and will aim to increase the quality of public places and the experience of Austinites and visitors walking, busing, biking, or driving through the corridors. AIPP seeks to attract artists to the City’s public art program, enrich the dialogue surrounding mobility and enrich the culture of Austin’s public spaces.
Art in Public Places projects are funded through Capital Improvement Projects associated with the Corridor Program. Various individual budgets will be available for projects ranging from $40,000 to $200,000.
Call To Artists: Deadline to Apply February 13, 2020 5 p.m.
The City of Austin’s Corridor Program Office and Cultural Arts Division’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) have partnered together to search for local artists who are interested in being part of the Artist Pool. Being part of the Artist Pool will provide the opportunity to be commissioned for public art projects.
To be considered for Corridor AIPP projects, artists must apply to be entered into the Artist Pool. There are eligibility, evaluation and submission requirements for artists interested in becoming part of the Artist Pool. Interested individuals should visit the Art In Public Places Call-to-Artists site for full details regarding the Corridor Construction Program Artist Pool. Apply here by February 13, 2020
When: January 21, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Where: George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center 1165 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702
When: February 8, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Where: Asian American Cultural Center 11713 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759
For full details regarding the Corridor Construction Program Artist Pool, please visit the AIPP Call-to-Artists website.
Thinkery: Bringing The Children's Museum Outside
Thinkery and the City of Austin’s Corridor Program Office were awarded the St. David’s Foundation Parks with Purpose grant that will encourage families to engage in STEAM-based learning through a series of interactive exhibits. The Corridor Program Office, working collectively with Thinkery, identified a 6,000 square foot “pocket green” located at Airport Boulevard, Bolm Road and Shady Lane.
Giant Kaleidoscope: Elements of the project will include a kaleidoscope, similar to an installation completed in Minnesota. Thinkery is working with the administration and students of Govalle Elementary to develop the kaleidoscope images. The images will focus on the land and geology of the area.
Art Puzzle: Similar installations were developed by the Urban Thinkspace Project in Philadelphia. City staff will outreach to the community to get input on the Art Puzzle images.
Once fabricated, these installations will be hosted on site at the Thinkery and moved to the site in a few years. Installations will be maintained and remain part of the Thinkery collection.