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Emerging Artists Get Seven Extra Days To Apply For $65,000 City Contract

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This is where the city will build a African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility. Emerging artists are encourage to apply for a grant to create a work of public art at the location.

Artists have an extra seven days to get their act together and write a proposal to create public art at the new the African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility. The building will be constructed at 912 East 11th Street near Branch Street.

As we reported last month, the City of Austin is looking for an emerging artist who may not have ever been commissioned before to create a public art piece. The January 10 deadline has been extended to January 17. 

The city is also hosting another information session for artists wishing to apply. It's from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this Wednesday, January 5 at The DeWitty Center, Room 213.

The budget for the installation is $65,000, including labor and materials. You can download the application and find out more here. You may also want to check out their selection criteria.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.