CONTACT: Krystal Jones, Department of Arts & Culture
SAN ANTONIO (November 23, 2020) – The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and its Public Art Division today announced the opening of the Call for 2021 Pre-Qualified List. The Pre-Qualified List works as a roster of emerging and experienced individuals and organizations who are pre-qualified by City Council to work on designing, building, and promoting future projects within the Department of Arts & Culture’s Public Art Program. Application details are located at http://www.sanantonio.gov/arts/open and the deadline to apply is January 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. CT.
The department is seeking professional qualifications from area, state, national, and international artists and arts organizations as well as individuals and businesses that provide support services including, but not limited to, consulting, curating, writing, project management, art history, art handling and shipping, art appraising, restoring and conserving art, art fabrication and installation, photo and video documentation, graphic and web-based design, and technical design. The Pre-Qualified List is used to develop public art projects across the City, from the design and fabrication stages to installation and promotion of the project.
“Public Art supports the development, growth, health and very fabric of what makes San Antonio a top place to live, work and visit,” said Department of Arts & Culture Executive Director Debbie Racca-Sittre. “Those on our Pre-Qualified List are key to enhancing the identity and character of our community while also playing a purposeful role in increasing accessibility and connectivity within and between our neighborhoods.”
Once approved by City Council, all those on the Pre-Qualified List remain eligible for contract opportunities over a three-year period and will be considered for public art opportunities funded through the 2017-2022 Bond Program. With the goal to express the vibrancy and diversity of San Antonio through art and placemaking, these opportunities are diverse in scope and include two-dimensional, three-dimensional, environmental, functional, and other temporary and permanent commissions.
For those interested in applying, an optional Virtual Information Session will be held on December 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be recorded for those who cannot attend. To sign up for the Virtual Information Session, or to review full eligibility and application instructions, please visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/arts/open.