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SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, MARCH 25, 2021 – The City of Sugar Land is seeking independent artists and artistic teams to submit proposals for new public art projects. Utilizing funds provided in partnership from Fort Bend County, the Call for Artists program is the next phase of the #AllInForSLTX business recovery campaign and builds on Sugar Land’s commitment to placemaking and community resiliency in the wake of COVID-19. The art installments are part of the larger campaign goal to inspire residents and attract visitors to Sugar Land public spaces, businesses, and attractions.
Tthe Call for Artists program will select one or more projects to commission for the City. Budget for each piece, including materials, artist fees and transportation, may range from $15,000 to $150,000 depending on the size and complexity of the work. Examples of project submissions include sun shelters, parklets, projections, outdoor light installations that make an area more welcoming and concepts that permit businesses to extend their reach to outdoor spaces.
“This program is designed to support our community on several levels such as helping businesses attract more customers, provide artists, who are also small business owners, with more work opportunities, and beautify our city for residents and visitor alike,” said Suzanne Gray, Cultural Arts Manager. “People don’t always think of the arts as an impactful economic driver, but it is.”
Project submissions must be submitted through the online application by 11:59 p.m. MST on April 8, 2021. For more information on the program and how to participate, visit www.visitsugarlandtx.com/explore/arts-and-culture/creative-placemaking-program.