Funding for Public Art

APA Texas Chapter


Friday, November 4, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

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When designing and planning a culturally rich landscape, securing sources of public and/or private funding is a path to create success. We will explore a number of ways in which financial support for public art or enhanced public spaces can be accomplished. Public/private partnerships, percent and non-percent for art ordinances, developer-led or code initiated incentives, and innovative or site-specific funding sources are a few of those that will be discussed by our panel. Drawing on firsthand experience, the panel will share project examples throughout Texas that range in scale from city-wide to site specific. Stakeholder engagement, opportunities and challenges, lessons learned, administration of the money and planning for long-term care and maintenance will be discussed as well. Examples to discuss include: ·         City of Austin Art in Public Places Program o         TEMPO temporary art programo         Recent trends in the permanent public art collectiono         Cultural Arts Division/Community Initiatives Funding·         Midtown Houston Cultural Arts Plano         District-wide cultural arts master plan·         Long Center for Performing Artso         Cutting edge master plan for the exterior spaces of Austin's iconic performing arts centero         Key stakeholders and staff engagement·         Domaino         Private developer led initiative·         Waller Creek Conservancyo         Waller Creekshowo         Hurly Burly installation


M. Bossin

Invited Speaker

Meredith joined the Waller Creek Conservancy in 2013 after leading communications and engagement efforts for Imagine Austin, the City of Austin's comprehensive plan. She has also worked for Austin-based economic development consulting firm, AngelouEconomics, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.Meredith ... Read More

Susan Lambe

Invited Speaker

Susan Lambe manages the City of Austin's Art in Public Places Program - she started with the AIPP program in 2011 as a project manager. Sue is passionate about public art and happily drags her patient family to experience public art installations all over the world. She is a licensed ... Read More

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