The deadline is looming for artists to apply for more than $1.8 million to create civic art projects across Houston.

Ten art installations will be placed throughout Houston’s two largest airports, helping create visitors’ first impression of the city. Two other projects will be placed at the new and controversial Sunnyside Multi-Services Center.

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The city says it plans to “equitably” choose Texas artists who are impacted by COVID-19.

About 18 cents for every dollar spent on capital improvement projects is set aside for civic art installations, many of which have brought eye-popping works throughout the city.

Applications for the projects are due Monday. Anyone who lives or was born in Texas is eligible to apply, although artists currently contracted with the Houston and city employees are not.

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