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Call For Public Art Creatives, Collaborators Open Until August 16

Voter approval of the City's 2017 bond proposal earmarked funding for public art projects within each of the six propositions. Combined with 1 percent of San Antonio's capital improvement programand other ongoing initiatives, these resources could bring new life to local parks, plazas, streetscapes and facilities.

In addition to beautifying various areas of San Antonio, the city's public art program plans to attract tourism, highlight local talent, and bring residents together through partnerships and community events.

The process to receive funding for commissions starts with a pre-qualified list of professional artists from all over the country. San Antonio's Department of Arts & Culture plans to diversify this list with a call for submissions, open until August 16.

Select local artists will also have the opportunity to participate in a mentorship course taught by those who have been through the experience of proposing, creating and completing their own public artworks. 

What makes San Antonio's creative community so distinctive? How can local artists become involved in the city's public art program? 


Learn more about qualifications and submissions at getcreativesanantonio.com and view a list of public art installations in San Antonio here.

This is a community conversation and we want to hear from you. Leave a voicemail with your questions and comments in advance by calling 210-615-8982. During the live show (12:30 - 1 p.m.), call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org or tweet at @TPRSource.

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.