Public Art Resources

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This list of resources has been put together specifically for attendees of the 2016 Art in Public Spaces info session + panel discussion. 
If you have any questions please contact

Call for Artists websites

Art Deadline  

Fresh Arts Opportunities

Artist Insurance & Legal Resources

Fractured Atlas Public Art Insurance
Fractured Atlas provides Public Art Insurance policies for the fabrication and installation of public artworks. It offers general liability coverage for the artist during the fabrication, installation, and/or the exhibition of the work. You can elect to cover the artwork itself as well.

Insurance in the Arts - Virtual Pocket Guides
Welcome to your one stop resource for crash courses in insurance for the arts, specific to the needs of your discipline. Brought to you by Fractured Atlas, a national nonprofit arts service organization, these guides are designed to give you exactly the information you need to help determine the most important types of insurance coverage for you and your organization without being overwhelming.

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts Pro-bono Services
TALA matches low-income artists and small budget arts nonprofits with volunteer attorneys and accountants to assist with arts-related legal and financial matters.

Local Organization links
Houston Arts Alliance Civic + Art Design

Weingarten Art Group

Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs

Fresh Arts Fiscal Sponsorship Program

Texas Public Art Opps (thanks to our friends at HAA for this list)
City of Austin, Art In Public Places Program / Austin, TX

City of San Antonio, Public Art San Antonio / San Antonio, TX

City of San Antonio, Department for Culture & Creative Development / San Antonio, TX

City of Corpus Christi, Public Art Program / Corpus Christi, TX

City of El Paso, Public Art Program / El Paso, TX

Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, Fort Worth Public Art / Fort Worth, TX

City of Dallas, Public Art Program / Dallas, TX

Texas Commission on the Arts / TX

Where can you find public art in Houston? (hint: everywhere!)

East End Cultural District 

The Downtown District: Art Blocks

Mini-Murals Project

Project Row Houses 

Rice University Public Art

True North / True South / Trail of Art  (Heights Boulevard)

University of Houston Public Art collection

Washington Avenue Arts District

Online Readings (recommended by Americans for the Arts)

Minding your RFP’s and Q’s by Elizabeth Keithline, ARTSblog

Copyrights & Copywrongs: A Quick Overview of Basic Issues by Clark Wiegman, ARTSblog

Creating, Collaborating, Connecting with Art, Activism, and the Internet by Xavier Cortada, ARTSblog

Public Art Creates an Elevated Mood by Helen Lessick, ARTSblog

Guerilla Tactics, Local Authenticity, and Socially Engaged Artists by Letitia Fernandez Ivins, ARTSblog

Artists Evaluating Their Own Public Art by Lajos Heder, ARTSblog

Changing Art, Changing Habits by Bill Mackey, ARTSblog

Why Public Art is Good for All Artists by Cathy Breslaw, ARTSblog

Working on a Public Site by Lajos Heder, ARTSblog

Public Art: Reconsidering Site by Cher Knight and Harriet Senie, ARTSblog

Artist Resource Center: 
Resource Links

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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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