What is Percent-for-Art? Percent-for-art programs allocate a small portion of capital construction or renovation budgets (usually one percent) for the purchase, commissioning, and installation of artworks. Percent for art programs are one effective way for states and territories to foster
Public art is generated by artists that “endeavor to generate dialogue with the community, at times about the issues central to their lives.” (AFTA, 2016). Public art can be reflective of and responsive to social political, and historical issues, cultures,
Overview: The City of Saint Paul has operated a City Artist residency program since 2005, which places artists in residencies with different departments in city government in order to integrate art into diverse civic disciplines. Context: Public Art Saint Paul
Overview: 4Culture serves as a tax-exempt public development authority for King County in Washington. Established in 2003. The authority works with the King County Arts Commission, Public Art Commission, and the heritage programs of the Landmarks Commission and is widely
Overview: The City of Fargo partnered with ecological artist Jackie Brookner to integrate cultural and civic art elements into a stormwater drainage basin installation project. Context: The City is located in the Red River Valley. Its flat geography makes city
Overview: The San Francisco Planning Department’s Urban Design Group established a prototyping competition to invite public ideas for interventions that would make Market Street — San Francisco’s main thoroughfare — a more vibrant, active, inviting, and enjoyable place to be.
The Arlington County Public Art Program is one of the oldest public art programs in the country. The County has a long history of commissioning permanent and temporary public art projects on public and private properties. Primary Partners: Cultural Affairs