Create and place public art
Civic Public Art Program
A budget for projects that reflect civic priorities is allocated each year. Potential projects are selected from City planning initiatives, such as:
- Infrastructure and parks development projects.
- City buildings and other City undertakings.
- Needs and interests of particular communities.
- Current public art plans.
Private Sector Development Program
Private sector rezonings greater than 100,000 square feet are required to contribute $1.81 per buildable square foot to a public art process approved by the City.
Starting on September 30, 2016, this rate will be adjusted to $1.98 per buildable square foot to reflect increases in local construction costs since 2009.
- Learn more in the Council report (107 KB)
Donating public art or memorials
Interested donors are encouraged to contact Parks or City staff prior to commissioning an artist.
The Park Board is not currently accepting proposals for public art donations.
The selection process and potential will be considered in light of existing civic priorities. Please review the guidelines below regarding donations of public art.