* NOTE: This is a deviation from the normal schedule.
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Public Art Master Plan
The City of Richmond’s Public Art Commission is creating a comprehensive plan for public art in the city and is
seeking public input. The Public Art Master Plan is a five-to-ten-year plan that will provide a clear vision for the
future of public art in Richmond. The plan will include goals for Richmond's public art, define priorities and artistic
approaches for the program, identify strategic partnerships and possible sources of alternative funding, and provide
direction for ongoing program development and management. The plan will also address opportunities for ongoing public
engagement, support increased opportunities for public art, and celebrate art as an essential element for a thriving
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Focus groups for Artists and Designers
Manchester Courthouse - Site Selection Team
The bronze medallion by Andrews LeFevre Studios is completed and the installation is being scheduled for Fall 2015.
Riverfront Public Art Project #1 - Site Selection Team
The Riverfront Public Art Project #1 Site Selection Team will meet at 1:00 PM at City Hall (900 E Broad St) on Sept 16,
2015. This will be a closed session meeting for the site selection team to interview the finalists and approve selection of
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Maggie L. Walker - Site Selection Team
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The PAC consists of eleven members, appointed by the Planning Commission, with staggered three year terms with the
opportunity for reappointment for one additional term, making a total possible term of service of six years.
The representatives from the Urban Design Committee and the Planning Commission shall serve terms on the PAC that are coincident
with their appointments to those bodies.
The Director of Planning and Development Review shall hold a permanent seat on the Commission as liaison to the staff.
the commission is comprised of representatives from the fields of visual arts, visual arts education, and architecture, along with
two citizen representatives.
Attendance is required and any member who misses three consecutive meetings or more than four in a year will be automatically
retired from the commission.
The current members are
|Ms. Susan Reed, Chair
|Mr. Francis Thompson, Vice Chair
||Visual Arts Education
|Mr. Mark Olinger
||Director, Department of Planning and Development Review
|Mr. Christopher Arias
||Urban Design Committee
|Ms. Lynn McAteer
|Mr. Paul DiPasquale
|Ms. Holly Morrison
|Mr. Ed Trask
|Ms. Anne Fletcher
|Ms. Sarah Driggs
|Ms. Sarah Cunningham
For more information about the members or their terms, contact the Public Art Coordinator.
The Percent-for-Art program ensures that the highest quality art will have a place in public spaces throughout the city.
The program encourages the participation of the surrounding communities in various stages of the artworks'
Based on national public art models in 27 states and nearly 200 municipalities, Richmond's Public Art Program follows
well-established guidelines adapted to our particular needs.
A 1% allocation for art is earmarked from the city's Capital Budget of appropriate new or renovation construction
projects having budgets over $250,000. Appropriate projects are ones that provide public services and accessibility, such
as firehouses, police precincts, courthouses and detention centers, hospitals, clinics, passenger terminals, parks, and
Once funding has been established, a Site Selection Team is convened, consisting of a representative of the staff of the
facility being built or expanded, members of the community, the architect, a city official from the sponsoring agency,
and two to three members of the Public Art Commission, one of whom is an artist.
Through an open call-to-artists, applications are reviewed for artistic quality and appropriateness of their ideas or
concepts to the specific project. The site requirements and the nature of the community are seriously considered when
the selection team makes its recommendations to the Public Art Commission for final approval of the selected artwork.
Call for Artists
There are no current calls for artists.