Visual artists have always played a role at SXSW through the filmmakers, musicians, and technologists coming to Austin each spring. In 2017, we are expanding our art initiative to deliver an experience of unexpected discovery and inspiration, bringing together diverse people, mediums, and topics.
The SXSW Art Program will showcase international artists, support local talent, and contribute to a vibrant culture of art in Austin through permanent and temporary installations. We seek to work with established artists and emerging talent, and welcome your art installation proposals.
Previous projects include Anima by Nick Verstand, Silent Room and Tree by Simon Heijdens, The Impossible Wall Project with POW! WOW! and SprATX, Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective at the Contemporary Austin, PI in the Sky by Ishky, Re+Public’s Augmented Reality Mural, and dozens more.
The Art Program is no longer taking proposals for 2017. All participants will be notified of their status by the end of January 2017.