The Business of Art: Public Art 101

Carlos Donjuan

Carlos Donjuan, Jefferson Street Mural, 2014

The Business of Art: Public Art 101

Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Creative Arts Center (CAC), The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), and now the Business Council for the Arts (BCA) and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), are pleased to announce their collaboration called The Business of Art.

The workshop series, which began in April 2014, offers hands-on opportunities to explore being in the fine art business. The fall workshop The Business of Art: Public Art 101 will be Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave.

It will include public art basics and beyond, from finding the call for artists to the completion of projects. Participants will receive in-depth information and public art resource materials from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

Tickets are available for $25 in advance, $35 at the door. The cost includes lunch and seminar resource materials for each attendee. (It’s $15 in advance with no lunch, $25 at the door with no lunch.) Proceeds will benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship. Tickets are available in advance at or by calling 214.914-1099.

The Bowdon Family Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Texas Commission on the Arts have provided financial support for this event.


10:30-10:40         Introduction: Maria Muñoz-Blanco, Director, Office of Cultural Affairs

10:40-10:50         What is Public Art? Introduction to Public Art

10:50-11:00         The Submission Process: Where to find calls for artists, RFQ/Pre-    Qualified List for Emerging and Experienced Artists

11:00-11:10         Proposal Development: Questions before Applying

11:10-11:20         The Selection Process: Role of Selection Panel; Public Art Committee; Cultural Affairs Commission

11:20-11:40         The Contracting Process:  Contracts, Insurance for Artists, Maintenance and Conservation requirements

11:40-11:50         Public Art in Dallas:  Overview

11:50-12:00        Questions

12-1:00                LUNCH

1:00-2:30            Additional Public Art Opportunities and Questions







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