Art In Public Places
About The Program
Jacksonville’s Art in Public Places program was legislated in 1997 with the City of Jacksonville’s Art in Public Places Ordinance, which requires that 0.75 percent of construction costs of eligible public building projects be dedicated to the purchase of public art. Our city’s program is one of the broadest to launch all at once, with 28 projects mandated for its first three years of implementation. The program is directed by the city’s Art in Public Places Committee, which appoints an Art Selection Committee for each project.
To date, nearly $3 million has been generated for projects, and applications have been received from throughout the country and around the world.
The City of Jacksonville’s Art in Public Places Program, together with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, acquires, maintains, and performs responsible stewardship of public art throughout the City.
• Public Art adds to the cultural landscape of the City by fostering a visual identity.
• Public Art is accessible to diverse audiences including residents and visitors of all ages.
• Public Art enhances the stature of the City through the commitment to artists and their disciplines as vital elements of urban dynamics and economic development.
• Public Art is a catalyst for unique partnerships between individuals, businesses and cultural organization.
ADMINISTRATION OF COLLECTION
In 2006, Jacksonville Ordinance Code, Chapter 126, Part 9 was amended to reflect the transfer of performance of the duties of the Art in Public Places Commission to the Cultural Council; creating an Art in Public Places Committee of the Cultural Council; creating Art in Public Places Selection Panels; and increasing new construction allocation percentage for public art.
Art in Public Places Committee (APPC)
As specified in the Ordinance, the APPC is appointed by the Mayor, and is responsible for commissioning artists and artworks for the Art in Public Places Program on behalf of and subject to various approvals by the Mayor and the City Council. The APPC will perform tasks related to selection, placement, installation, and maintenance of art within and connected to City-owned facilities. The makeup of the committee is set out in the Ordinance at 126.903.
The primary responsibilities of the APPC are as follows:
• Prioritize eligible projects, recommend APPP Trust Fund allocations, and determine an annual plan
• Oversee art selection process and approve proposals for permanent or semi-permanent public artworks, including gifts, loans and memorials
• Advise on program policy and work with APPP Staff to oversee program administration, including ongoing maintenance concerns
• Promote the Art in Public Places Program through publications, education programs, and leadership
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville (CCGJ)
The Cultural Council shall administer the Art in Public Places Program on behalf of the City of Jacksonville. The Cultural Council will provide administration, professional, and support staff for the operation of the program and administer the APPP and art selection process. The specific duties of the Cultural Council are set out in the Ordinance at 126.905.
COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
Art in Public Places Program Manager
The Art in Public Places Program Manager, employed under the Department of Public Works Director’s Office, is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the Art in Public Places Program in locations throughout the City; acting as liaison in communication and coordination with City departments; planning and proposing recommendations of artists and project types; implementing maintenance, community outreach and education initiatives; and working directly with the Art in Public Places Committee and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.