Art in Public Places Committee
The Art in Public Places Committee consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and City Council, serving two-year terms. Committee Members review, approve and make recommendations on all matters pertaining to the acceptance of public art by reviewing and providing input on proposed donations and public art projects, operating impacts, maintenance, location and appropriateness of the art to be included in the public art collection.
Meetings of the Art in Public Places Committee are open to the public. The committee meets as necessary to review proposed donations of public art or to review and comment on works in the existing public art collection.
The job of the Art in Public Places Committee is to implement the Guidelines for the Acceptance of Public Art which includes the following.
- General Standards that describe public art and identify criteria for acceptance
- An outline of the process for acceptance begins with receipt of an offer, to include a letter of intention, written description of the artwork, contact information, visual documentation, and supplemental information as may be deemed necessary by the Committee to enable a complete review
- Site selection requirements including stakeholder review, consideration of other facilities, ADA compliance, engineering requirements, and site plan review
- Installation cost considerations and risk management review
- Clarification of responsibilities after installation
- Process for deaccession of works of art after acceptance
- A statement of the Artist’s Rights per 17 USC 106A the “Visual Artist’s Rights Act”
View the full guidelines.
For information on how to donate public art, please see these documents: