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File #: 23-1588    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Information/Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/8/2023 In control: Arts & Culture Commission
On agenda: 11/13/2023 Final action:
Title: Discuss Public Art Planning Process.
Attachments: 1. public art program elements, 2. forecast triggers for public art
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Arts and Culture Commission Meeting Date: November 13th, 2023

To: Commission Members

From: Natalie Draper, Library Director

Discuss Public Art Planning Process.

Action Requested:
Discussion/Information Only.

Summary Report:
An ACC subcommittee met last week to discuss timeline, necessary components of the Public Art Plan, and how survey feedback should be incorporated into the plan.
Members of the subcommittee are: George Brophy, Paula Granquist, Martha Anderson, and Cecilia Barojas Velasquez.
Suggested components/goals of the plan are as follows:
* Summary and introduction incorporating community input
o "why art in public matters"
o Defining what the role of public art should be
* Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
* Raising awareness/ Educating the public
o Artwork Archive
o Public events and dedications
* Support for community- and artist-initiated art and placemaking
* Notoriety
o Building regional, national recognition
* Increasing capacity
o grants
o staff
o developer contributions and art in city planning
o partners?
* Supporting policies
o gifts
o deaccession
* Identifying priorities
o Locations
o Upcoming city projects generating % funds
o Art forms (see attached chart)
* Maintenance
o Cost, recommendations, and considerations
* ACC public art work plan

Remaining tasks/items for discussion:
1. What is missing from the list of components to the plan?
2. Identifying opportunities for public art:
a. Can each commissioner commit to taking photos of 1-3 public locations, spaces, parks, buildings, sites, etc. that are opportunities for activation with public art/placemaking?
b. With each location, identify 1-3 attributes that make it an opportunity. What is the significance to you of the site?

For more information on percent for arts programs this is a helpful and brief overview: and on incorporating art into city planning:

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