From Press Release
The City of El Paso Public Art Program seeks to establish a new pre-qualified pool of artists and artist teams for consideration in upcoming public art projects. All interested artists are encouraged to apply online at www.callforentry.org. Applications must be successfully completed following all submission requirements by Friday, August 14, 2009, 5:00pm Mountain Standard Time. For detailed information please visit www.elpasoartsandculture.org and click on the “Public Art” Tab.
Following review and approval by the City of El Paso’s Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Advisory Board, the selected pre-qualified group of artists will remain in effect for two years.
About the El Paso Public Art Program
Adopted by City Council in 2006, The Public Art Program for the City of El Paso was established under the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department in the effort to integrate public artworks throughout the City of El Paso. The Public Art Ordinance established a 2% for the arts program, setting aside 2% from every Capital Improvement Project budget for the acquisition of art for municipal property. Since its inception, the Public Art Program has strived to offer our local communities and neighborhoods insight, repose, delight and a distinctive sense of place in the essence of achieving the following Public Art Policy Goals to enhance the quality of life of residents through the thoughtful infusion of artists at a neighborhood level and in the design of publicly financed infrastructure, promote economic revitalization by adding value to municipal facilities, creating ongoing opportunities for artists and artisans to enhance the visitor experience, define and improve authentic images of El Paso as a unique place, community and destination, and administer, maintain, and conserve the City’s public art collection.