John Kotarski – Ann Arbor Public Art Commissioner     Aaron Seagraves – Ann Arbor Public Art Administrator1. Brief History...
Taxpayer Public Art – A Brief History          Hero on Horseback – Central Park Gates• Federal Triangle Building 1900-1920...
Public Art Funding Sources•   Percent for Art•   Millage Tax•   Crowdfunding - Kickstarter•   Developer’s fees•   TIF (Tax...
Public Art - A Mixed VocabularySite integrated: Integrated into the construction of a facility, usually through design tea...
Public Art - A Mixed VocabularyGateways:       Creating a sense of arrival.Transit/wayfinding: Providing orientation for t...
Integrated Public Art                                          Nisbet Road Pedestrian Bridge                              ...
Situated Public ArtBell Town PopsicleSeattle, Washington Catherine Mayer
Installation Public ArtThe Gates • Central Park, New York • 2005        Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Temporary Public Art                             Yarn-bombing                       Seattle, New York, Toledo
Myrtle Edwards Park, Michael HeizerAdjacent, Against, Upon, 1976                                            Seattle Art Mu...
Sidewalk Stamps • Seattle, Washington
MuralsPhiladelphia, Chicago, Seattle
Fremont Neighborhood Seattle, Washington
Repurposed Lenin statue from former   Repurposed ICBM missile              USSR                     Fremont Neighborhood  ...
Grass Blades  Painted steel sculpture • 2003       Seattle, WashingtonJohn Fleming and Susan Zoccola
Downtown mural • Portland, OR
The Spiders • Bronze • Cleveland   Temporary art installation       Louise Bourgeois
Puppy, 1992                 Father and Son, 2005.Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain   Olympic Sculpture Garden          Jeff...
Public Seats
Public TransportationFremont Neighborhood   Seattle, Washington       Seattle
Fire Station ArtSeattle, Wash
Ziggurat–East, Summer • Abandoned Fisher Body Plant, Detroit        Sculptural installation and photography project       ...
Cloud Gate • Millennium Park, Chicago            Anish Kapoor
Aires LibresMontreal, Canada 2011   Claude Cormier                              Steam Pig                            2010 ...
Seattle, Prague
Big Blue Bear(I see what you     mean)        •    Colorado   ConventionCenter, Denver        •    Elizabeth    Thomsen
Eyeball benches • Seattle, WA       Louise Bourgeois
Co2LED • Arlington County, VASolar-powered LEDs on rods, each topped with a reused plastic bottle           Jack Sanders, ...
Pocket Beach                                      Olympic Park                                   Seattle, WashingtonArt To...
The Sequence    Uchronia   Brussels      Nevada Arne Quinze   Arne Quinze
Federal BuildingTacoma, Washington   Dale Chihuly
Cloud CityMOMA, New York    2012Tomás Saraceno             Balloon Dog              New York             Jeff Coons
New York, Seattle
Odette Sculpture Park,       Windsor
Odette Sculpture Park,       Windsor
Odette Sculpture Park,       Windsor
Odette ParkWindsor, Ontario
Memorial ArtToledo, New York
Waterfront Place Falls                                         Vancouver, British Columbia          Waterfront Fountain   ...
New Public Art                    Cost Comparison These are samplings of recent public art from other citiesand communitie...
Sentient BeingsLos Angeles, CA 2010  Budget $348,000     Clif Garten
Open Channel FlowHouston, TX, 2010 Budget $150,000   Matt Geller
Giant Mushroom Forest Austin, Texas, 2010    Budget $5,000    Bill Davenport
Camera Rosetum     Projected light2010, Brooklyn Artist Gala     Budget $5,000      Sean Capone
The Nereid Beckon Evanston, Ill. 2009  Budget $12,000Matthew Dehaemers
Revamp Fort Brooke    An installation of projected light Tampa, Florida 2009 Budget $134,000Sabine Weissinger and Friedric...
Revamp Fort Brooke    An installation of projected light Tampa, Florida 2009 Budget $134,000Sabine Weissinger and Friedric...
Revamp Fort Brooke    An installation of projected light Tampa, Florida 2009 Budget $134,000Sabine Weissinger and Friedric...
Revamp Fort Brooke    An installation of projected light Tampa, Florida 2009 Budget $134,000Sabine Weissinger and Friedric...
Remembering Boat2009 New Orleans Budget $24,000  Raine Bedsole
Vocal Witness Projected lightConnecticut, 2009Budget $174,000 Jim Sandborn
Smpyrean PassageHollywood, CA, 2009  Budget $75,000     Dan Corson
Rainbow ArborLos Angeles, CA, 2009  Budget $340,000      Ned Kahn
Sign Of The Times                Emeryville, CA, 2009                 Budget $2,000 eachSeyed Alavi in collaboration with ...
Untitled: #6209 • Salvaged home pieces, New Orleans • Budget $25,000                            Eric Dallimore
Public Art ProcessRequest for Qualifications (RFQ): Why do you qualify to make a proposal?             Examples of past wo...
Tips for Artists•   Know the funding source•   Know the public space•   Know the public viewer•   Know the decision makers...
Interview Questions1. Who are you and how are you involved in “X”2. What is “X” or how would you describe “X”3. How would ...
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  1. 1. John Kotarski – Ann Arbor Public Art Commissioner Aaron Seagraves – Ann Arbor Public Art Administrator1. Brief History of Taxpayer Supported Public Art2. Funding Sources3. Terminology – a mixed bag4. Examples5. Process – RFQ & RFP6. Tips for Artists
  2. 2. Taxpayer Public Art – A Brief History Hero on Horseback – Central Park Gates• Federal Triangle Building 1900-1920• Federal Art Project 1935-1943• Percent for Art – Municipal • Philadelphia 1959, Baltimore 1963, San Francisco 1967, Seattle 1973, Ann Arbor 2007• Percent for Art – State • Hawaii 1997, Maine 1973, Washington 1974, Montana 1983, Oklahoma 2004• National Endowment for the Arts 1965
  3. 3. Public Art Funding Sources• Percent for Art• Millage Tax• Crowdfunding - Kickstarter• Developer’s fees• TIF (Tax increment financing) – Downtown Development Authorities• Foundation grants, including those from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)• Neighborhood appeals• Parking meter revenue• Hotel/motel taxes (Transient Occupancy Tax)• Sales tax revenue• Proceeds from the sale of city land• Funds pooled with the County State and city governments• Historical societies and commissions• Local companies (including locally based branches of national corporations)• Utilities• Arts councils and advisory boards• Museums, Art centers
  4. 4. Public Art - A Mixed VocabularySite integrated: Integrated into the construction of a facility, usually through design team processSite specific: Designed for a specific location but can be detached if necessaryPortable Works: Paintings, prints, photographs, glass, ceramic, small sculptures that are displayed in public places and can be moved to alternative spacesTemporary Art: Short-term artwork, often tied programmatically to the work or mission of an event or organization. Interchangeably used with Installation art.Installation Art: Art that temporarily transforms a space. - interactive or performance art
  5. 5. Public Art - A Mixed VocabularyGateways: Creating a sense of arrival.Transit/wayfinding: Providing orientation for travelers.Murals: Part of a town-enhancement strategy.Performance Art: Interdisciplinary performance mostly unscripted and usually presented only one timePlacemaker Art: Defines a community gathering placeStreet Furniture: Benches, Streetlights, hatch covers/pavement, gates and fences, wall decoration
  6. 6. Integrated Public Art Nisbet Road Pedestrian Bridge Phoenix, ArizonaAlavadaro Water Treatment Plant, SanDiego. Branded questions about SanDiego water history, 1998 Pima Freeway, Scottsdale, Arizona
  7. 7. Situated Public ArtBell Town PopsicleSeattle, Washington Catherine Mayer
  8. 8. Installation Public ArtThe Gates • Central Park, New York • 2005 Christo and Jeanne-Claude
  9. 9. Temporary Public Art Yarn-bombing Seattle, New York, Toledo
  10. 10. Myrtle Edwards Park, Michael HeizerAdjacent, Against, Upon, 1976 Seattle Art Museum, Jonathan Borofsky, Hammering Man, 1991 Tilikum Place Park, James Wehn, Chief Seattle Fountain, 1909
  11. 11. Sidewalk Stamps • Seattle, Washington
  12. 12. MuralsPhiladelphia, Chicago, Seattle
  13. 13. Fremont Neighborhood Seattle, Washington
  14. 14. Repurposed Lenin statue from former Repurposed ICBM missile USSR Fremont Neighborhood Fremont Neighborhood Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington
  15. 15. Grass Blades Painted steel sculpture • 2003 Seattle, WashingtonJohn Fleming and Susan Zoccola
  16. 16. Downtown mural • Portland, OR
  17. 17. The Spiders • Bronze • Cleveland Temporary art installation Louise Bourgeois
  18. 18. Puppy, 1992 Father and Son, 2005.Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain Olympic Sculpture Garden Jeff Koons Seattle, Washington Louise Bourgeois
  19. 19. Public Seats
  20. 20. Public TransportationFremont Neighborhood Seattle, Washington Seattle
  21. 21. Fire Station ArtSeattle, Wash
  22. 22. Ziggurat–East, Summer • Abandoned Fisher Body Plant, Detroit Sculptural installation and photography project Scott Hocking
  23. 23. Cloud Gate • Millennium Park, Chicago Anish Kapoor
  24. 24. Aires LibresMontreal, Canada 2011 Claude Cormier Steam Pig 2010 Art Prize Grand Rapids, Michigan
  25. 25. Seattle, Prague
  26. 26. Big Blue Bear(I see what you mean) • Colorado ConventionCenter, Denver • Elizabeth Thomsen
  27. 27. Eyeball benches • Seattle, WA Louise Bourgeois
  28. 28. Co2LED • Arlington County, VASolar-powered LEDs on rods, each topped with a reused plastic bottle Jack Sanders, Robert Gay and Butch Anthony
  29. 29. Pocket Beach Olympic Park Seattle, WashingtonArt Tool, 12 foot imprint of LosAngeles as seen from above Santa Monica, 1986
  30. 30. The Sequence Uchronia Brussels Nevada Arne Quinze Arne Quinze
  31. 31. Federal BuildingTacoma, Washington Dale Chihuly
  32. 32. Cloud CityMOMA, New York 2012Tomás Saraceno Balloon Dog New York Jeff Coons
  33. 33. New York, Seattle
  34. 34. Odette Sculpture Park, Windsor
  35. 35. Odette Sculpture Park, Windsor
  36. 36. Odette Sculpture Park, Windsor
  37. 37. Odette ParkWindsor, Ontario
  38. 38. Memorial ArtToledo, New York
  39. 39. Waterfront Place Falls Vancouver, British Columbia Waterfront Fountain Seattle, Washington, 1974James Fitzgerald and Margaret Tompkins
  40. 40. New Public Art Cost Comparison These are samplings of recent public art from other citiesand communities in the United States. Each piece of public art also list its budget
  41. 41. Sentient BeingsLos Angeles, CA 2010 Budget $348,000 Clif Garten
  42. 42. Open Channel FlowHouston, TX, 2010 Budget $150,000 Matt Geller
  43. 43. Giant Mushroom Forest Austin, Texas, 2010 Budget $5,000 Bill Davenport
  44. 44. Camera Rosetum Projected light2010, Brooklyn Artist Gala Budget $5,000 Sean Capone
  45. 45. The Nereid Beckon Evanston, Ill. 2009 Budget $12,000Matthew Dehaemers
  46. 46. Revamp Fort Brooke An installation of projected light Tampa, Florida 2009 Budget $134,000Sabine Weissinger and Friedrich Foester
  47. 47. Revamp Fort Brooke An installation of projected light Tampa, Florida 2009 Budget $134,000Sabine Weissinger and Friedrich Foester
  48. 48. Revamp Fort Brooke An installation of projected light Tampa, Florida 2009 Budget $134,000Sabine Weissinger and Friedrich Foester
  49. 49. Revamp Fort Brooke An installation of projected light Tampa, Florida 2009 Budget $134,000Sabine Weissinger and Friedrich Foester
  50. 50. Remembering Boat2009 New Orleans Budget $24,000 Raine Bedsole
  51. 51. Vocal Witness Projected lightConnecticut, 2009Budget $174,000 Jim Sandborn
  52. 52. Smpyrean PassageHollywood, CA, 2009 Budget $75,000 Dan Corson
  53. 53. Rainbow ArborLos Angeles, CA, 2009 Budget $340,000 Ned Kahn
  54. 54. Sign Of The Times Emeryville, CA, 2009 Budget $2,000 eachSeyed Alavi in collaboration with high school students
  55. 55. Untitled: #6209 • Salvaged home pieces, New Orleans • Budget $25,000 Eric Dallimore
  56. 56. Public Art ProcessRequest for Qualifications (RFQ): Why do you qualify to make a proposal? Examples of past work that relates, letter of interest, brief conceptRequest for Proposal (RFP: Finalists from RFQ usually given a stipend Full proposal, manquette/rendering, budget, timeline, local sourcing, estimate of maintenance by independent conservator, references
  57. 57. Tips for Artists• Know the funding source• Know the public space• Know the public viewer• Know the decision makers• Know the history
  58. 58. Interview Questions1. Who are you and how are you involved in “X”2. What is “X” or how would you describe “X”3. How would you explain what is most important about “X”4. What do you like best about “X” or how do you respond to “X”

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