City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Program 2019, USA

Publish Date: Feb 08, 2019

Deadline: Mar 03, 2019


There are many opportunities available for artists of all disciplines within our department from funding for events and artists to performance opportunities for musicians and dancers. MCAD will periodically have opportunities for people to work with the department as volunteers, docents or teaching artists.

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Public Art Program seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Roundabout Project in the Eastside Regional Park Phase ll. Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance.

The Roundabout Project is part of the second phase of the Eastside Regional Park, a 92-acre complex at 13501 Jason Crandall Dr. in Far East El Paso. The first phase is currently under construction and includes three additional public art projects as well as an outdoor water park, an indoor natatorium, a multigenerational community center with a gymnasium, and other amenities such as parking, entrance plaza, walking path, and landscaping.

The project will have a “Hueco Tanks” theme, giving guests the joyous feeling of having a great, big backyard on the edge of a desert oasis.

Application deadline is March 3, 2019. 


Public Art in El Paso will:

  • Give voice to the City’s creative spirit
  • Shape the look and feel of the City
  • Define places that anchor the community
  • Contribute to El Paso’s evolution as a dynamic urban place

Public Art Program Goals

  • Enhance the quality of life of residents,
  • Support creative and professional growth of the arts community,
  • Support economic growth,
  • Enhance the experience visitors have of El Paso, and
  • Promote authentic images of El Paso as unique place, community and destination.


Total project budget is $95,000 to include design, fabrication, and installation. The budget is all-inclusive and must cover design fees, travel expenses, all materials and fabrication costs, insurance costs, engineering expenses, shipping and transportation to the site, as well as cover installation costs.

Artist’s Scope of Work

  • Contract with City of El Paso to fulfill the artist’s services
  • Collaborate with City and stakeholders to generate artwork proposal(s)
  • Conduct research, which includes examining the site, reviewing pertinent documents and plans, meeting with City staff, members of community, and neighborhood associations.
  • Prepare verbal, written and visual presentations to show schematic and final artwork proposal(s) to stakeholders
  • Preparation of construction documents
  • Fabrication and installation of artwork

Artist Selection Method

  • Open competition
  • Applications to be submitted on the CAFÉ Website
  • All artists will be asked to provide:
  • Artist statement, previous work examples, resume and letter of interest.
  • Applications will be reviewed by an Artist Selection Panel (ASP).  The ASP will review all complete, eligible applications received by the deadline shown on the schedule.
  • The Artist Selection Panel (ASP) will select a finalist to proceed in the next phase of the project.
  • A finalist will then be selected and presented to the PAC for approval.
  • The approved finalist will be placed under contract to work closely with the master plan design consultant and to point out potential artwork integration possibilities.
  • The selected finalist will provide design proposals (concept design) for the project for review and approval prior to implementation.
  • Review of final design proposals performed by PAC, stakeholders, and MCAD, prior to final approval.

Art Proposal Selection Method

  • The selected artist will be placed under contract to collaborate with consultants on public art opportunities for review and approval prior to fabrication and installation.
  • Review of final design proposals performed by: PAC, prior to final approval.
  • Criteria for the review of design proposals include, but not limited to:
  • Meets the definition of Artwork.
  • Demonstrates artistic merit, including excellence in aesthetic quality, workmanship, innovation and creativity.
  • Demonstrates appropriateness in scale and form.
  • Meets the project’s goals as outlined in the Individual Project Plan.
  • Demonstrates feasibility of construction and installation.
  • Demonstrates feasibility in terms of budget, timeline, safety, security, durability, operation, maintenance, conservation, legal and ethical issues.
  • Builds the diversity of the City’s public art collection.
  • Artist will then proceed to construction documents, fabrication and installation of the artwork. 

Anticipated Schedule (subject to change)

  • Artist Selection Panel Review: March 6
  • Public Art Committee Review: March 12
  • Notification to Selected Artist: March 13

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below. 

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