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City of Houston Issues Call for Artists for Southwest Police Station Project

July 3, 2017 -- The City of Houston is seeking an artist or artist team to submit artwork (for commission or acquisition) for the interior of the new Houston Police Department (HPD) Southwest Police Station, a 50,000 square foot facility being built at 13000 Nitida Street in Southwest Houston.

This project has a budget of up to $50,000 to incorporate new or existing artwork in the station’s community meeting room. The goal of the project is to make artwork accessible to the public in a neighborhood HPD facility and enhance the community gathering space.

The deadline for submission of qualifications is July 25th, 2017.

The City of Houston’s General Service Department is contracting with the Houston Arts Alliance to administer the artist selection and project management.

The artwork is funded by the City of Houston Civic Art Program.  In 1999, the City of Houston established an ordinance mandating that 1.75% of qualified Capital Improvement Project dollars be set aside for civic art.  The program is managed by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.

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