Call For Design Proposals

Call for Design Entries!

Capital Metro is seeking local designers, painters and other artists to create custom art installations to enhance several of its MetroRapid stations and to add vibrancy to local neighborhoods.

Artists from Central Texas are invited to submit creative Art Box designs for a single or multiple utility cabinets located near seven MetroRapid stations. The project includes 14 utility cabinets. One Art Box design will be selected for each utility cabinet, however, the same artist may be chosen for more than one utility cabinet.

Designs will be judged on quality of artwork submitted, connection to the neighborhood and representation of “motion” within the design.

Artist's Stipend

Capital Metro will provide an artist's stipend of $1,500 per Art Box design selected for installation.

Deadline

Entry deadline is May 7 at 6 p.m. CST

How to Apply

Download the Call for Art Box Design Entries (PDF, 1.46MB) for complete project requirements. Our preference is for submissions is to be on the preset design templates. However, we will accept entries clearly showcasing a featured design and how it will fit on the four sides of a utility box.

Entries must be submitted in PDF format and emailed to artboxes@capmetro.org or delivered in person to Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing, 200 South Congress Avenue, Austin Texas 78704; ATTN: Dandi Wright.

Design Entry Requirements:

Entry and design proposal requirements
Proposals must be submitted in PDF format and must include the following:

  • Section 1 - The artist's name, email address and phone number. 
  • Section 2 - The utility cabinet Art Box design. Limit the design of one utility cabinet Art Box to one page and identify its location. More than one design per location may be submitted. Artists may submit designs for multiple locations. Our preference is for submissions is to be on the preset design templates. However, we will accept entries clearly showcasing a featured design and how it will fit on the four sides of a utility box.
  • Section 3 - Samples of artist's previous work; limit to five pages.

Questions - Please email artboxes@capmetro.org for all inquiries.


Utility Cabinet Locations