Public Art Program

Last updated Mar. 13, 2017 - 11:17 am

In 2009, the City Council passed an ordinance setting aside one-half of 1 percent of municipal construction funds for public art. In 2016, the Percent for Art allocation was increased to 1 percent. The Office of Raleigh Arts developed the Public Art Program and appointed a seven-member Public Art and Design Board to oversee the implementation of Percent for Art public art projects.

The Public Art Program also oversees special temporary public art projects and citizen-driven public art opportunities on City buildings and right-of-ways. In response to the tremendous support for public art as reflected in the Raleigh Arts Plan, the City of Raleigh Office of Raleigh Arts is developing a Public Art Plan. The Public Art Plan is a document that helps guide choices about how future public art is developed and implemented.

Public Art Plan

The City of Raleigh Office of Raleigh Arts seeks proposals from professional consultants and consultant teams with demonstrated experience in creating visionary plans for public art in cities to develop a plan for Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh Arts seeks consultants whose preferred approach for developing plans is non-formulaic, actively engages community and emphasizes creativity in the plan’s development. The deadline for proposals is March 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. (EST.)

Inquiries regarding the RFP can be sent to: Cassie Schumacher-Georgopoulos, Senior Planner, 919-996-2797, The deadline for inquiries is February 22, 2017 at 12 p.m. (EST.)

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