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Project Detail

Art South

Magnolia Village South Main Village Park Place Village Evans & Rosedale Vickery Village Medical Districts Fairmount

Art South stretches across our Near Southside district.




Art South is an innovative public-facing art program of Near Southside Arts facilitating public-private partnerships to offer selected artists in North Texas commission and exhibition opportunities in Fort Worth’s Near Southside district. Art South helps to connect and facilitate private art investment to public-facing calls for artists. It is our hope that this not only broadens access to opportunity for artists within the community but that it also elevates the dialog of why artist investment matters and is beneficial. Art South seeks artists who will engage the local community in a conversation through their work, exhibition, commission and studio practices. Art South holds tightly to a belief that artists should be paid for their work, conceptual work included, and does not promote calls that require artists to concept work without being paid. Our process begins with a call for interest and qualification and then, if selected, artists are paid a stipend for concept creation prior to any selection being announced. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that will contribute to the Near Southside in a meaningful manner through the delivery of quality, compelling, and personally-significant public art works. We welcome proposals that initiate dialogue about the importance of community, art, or other matters related to the revitalization of the Near Southside. Artists commissioned by Art South are chosen by a committee of stakeholders that includes local artists, arts professionals and property owners who have an interest in bringing public art, temporary or permanent, to the Near Southside. Artists working in all media are encouraged to participate and apply.



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