Public Art Program

Last updated Aug. 09, 2017 - 11:26 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.

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