Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) seeks exceptional Local and National artists working in a variety of visual media for the 2015 Pre-Qualified List of Public Artists. This list will be the primary source for artist selection for upcoming public art projects.

Future Public Art Projects for which Pre-Qualified Artists may be commissioned include street and transportation improvements, parks, recreation and community center improvements, libraries, fire stations, and other municipal facilities. Public art projects will range in budget from $30,000 to $300,000.

FWPA has established two separate calls for the 2015 Pre-Qualified List based upon artists’ residency and experience level. Each has a separate application process and will be reviewed by the panel independently.

  • Established Public Artists: Open to all artists / artist teams in the United States, who work in any media, with demonstrated public art experience, use of materials suitable for public indoor and outdoor settings, site-specific design, collaboration with other artists, designers, architects, engineers, fabricators, city officials and staff. Artists should also demonstrate experience gathering input from the community.
  • Emerging Public Artists: Open to North Texas artists* who reside in the Fort Worth metropolitan area and who work in any media. Previous public art or design team experience is not required. Artists should demonstrate an understanding of appropriate materials and capacity to work collaboratively with other artists, designers, architects, engineers, fabricators, city officials and staff. Artists should also express a willingness to accepting input from the community.

(*This list is limited to artists who reside in who reside in the following Texas Counties: Dallas County, Tarrant County, Denton County, Collin County, Rockwall County, Hunt County, Kaufman County, Ellis County, Johnson County, Hood County, Parker County, Wise County, or Somerville County.)

Applications for the 2015 Pre-Qualified List will be available to artists through CAFÉ (  For more information about qualifications and submission requirements, please go to our website at Artists in the FWPA Artist Registry and artists who have previously been on the FWPA Pre-Qualified List (except for those added in 2014) shall be required to reapply.

Deadline for submissions: April 16, 2015

Results announced and artists notified: May 12, 2015

Questions about Fort Worth Public Art or the application process? Please email





Kathleen Forrest

Public Engagement Coordinator

Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX  76107


817.298.3040 DIRECT

682.365.8457 CELL


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