Thursday, 25 June 2020 09:32

City announces over $3M in artist opportunities

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The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) announced today new opportunities for artists and artist groups to have their artwork selected for the City’s Art Collection.

In April, MOCA began announcing opportunities for artists and the creative community in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 emergency.

This new series of projects are for the City’s airports and the new Sunnyside Multi-Service and Health Center.  There are about 100 opportunities open to Houston and Texas artists in the calls for qualifications.

“Two months ago, we announced new art for the Alief Community Center, and we now have new projects coming to Sunnyside and the City’s airports,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “While we fight against the health impact of the virus, we are also fighting the economic effects with these new investments."

The Houston Health Department operates 12 multi-service centers and five health centers throughout Houston. Multi-service centers work in partnership with collaborating agencies to provide educational resources, direct services, referrals, access to basic needs, and other social service needs.

“The importance of health workers has never been more clear locally and globally,” said Debbie McNulty, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “To be commissioning new artwork for a community multi-service and health center at this time has taken on greater meaning and significance.”

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