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Click to edit Master title styleArt Policy Issues
Funding and Programming Alternatives
• BART Planning & Development
Prese...
Background: Why a New Art Policy
Now?
1A Delightful Rider Experience Community Pride & Connection
Enhanced WayfindingUniqu...
BART Planning & Development
Make Transit Cool
Ricardo Mendoza,
The Will to Progress (2004),
LA Metro Blue Line Firestone
S...
Is BART Cool or What?
BART employees in the 1970s (BART.gov) 3BART Planning & Development
Existing Conditions:
A History of Art in BART
• 1970s 1990s 2000s
• Original Stations Partnerships Extensions
4
Ex: Willia...
Art Policy Goals
BART Planning & Development 5
• Cohesion. Create a Single, Cohesive Art Program
• Opportunity. Proactivel...
Transit Agency Case Studies:
Art in Transit Program Capital Allocations
BART Planning & Development 6
Charlotte:
1%
Philad...
Transit Agency Case Studies:
Staff and Program Funding
Agency Capital % Set Aside
# of Staff &
Funding Source
Annual Opera...
Percent
Allocation
Ballpark Project Budget
$1 million
$2
million
$10
million
$15
million
$50
million
0.5% $5,000 $10,000 $...
Projects & Price Tags
BART to OAK (0.5% of station construction costs)
Coliseum $335,000
BART Planning & Development 9
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Projects & Price Tags
BART Planning & Development 10
Central Subway: San Francisco Arts Com...
Projects and Price Tags
LA Metro: MacArthur Park ($98,000 / 13 murals)
11
BART Planning & Development
Reflective of the co...
In Scarcity,
We Bare the Teeth
In scarcity, we bare the teeth
selling them off one by one
appetites in search of the highe...
Projects and Price Tags
Grand Central Centennial
($7,000 Temporary Performance)
Equipped with flashlights and cameras, the...
So What’s Our Plan?
Allow art to happen and record its
result!
Images Courtesy of Srishti Art in Transit Program
So What’s Our Plan?
Small wins that let the evidence speak for itself
So What’s Our Plan?
Advance the traditional elements of the program
Questions?
BART Planning & Development 17
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RV 2015: Art, Community Culture and TOD: Four Stories by Abigail Thorne-Lyman

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Is it art? Or a key component for improving and leveraging transit system investments? It can be both! See how art installations and other placemaking strategies are being used in four communities. How are Tucson, the Bay Area, the Twin Cities and Dallas incorporating art into their local delivery systems? Each community tells a different story -- with ideas you can use in your own composition.

Moderator: Richard Manson, Program Vice President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, New York, New York
Kathy Mouacheupao, Cultural Corridor Coordinator, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota
Abigail Thorne-Lyman, Principal Planner, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit, Oakland, California
Catherine Cuellar, Director of Entrepreneurs For North Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas, Dallas, Texas
Janet Gonzalez, Sustainable Transportation Director, HDR, Chicago, Illinois

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RV 2015: Art, Community Culture and TOD: Four Stories by Abigail Thorne-Lyman

  1. 1. Click to edit Master title styleArt Policy Issues Funding and Programming Alternatives • BART Planning & Development Presentation by: Regina Almaguer, Art Consultant Jeannene Przyblyski, Art Consultant Abigail Thorne-Lyman, BART Rail~Volution 2015 Dallas, TX
  2. 2. Background: Why a New Art Policy Now? 1A Delightful Rider Experience Community Pride & Connection Enhanced WayfindingUnique Station Identities
  3. 3. BART Planning & Development Make Transit Cool Ricardo Mendoza, The Will to Progress (2004), LA Metro Blue Line Firestone Station 2
  4. 4. Is BART Cool or What? BART employees in the 1970s (BART.gov) 3BART Planning & Development
  5. 5. Existing Conditions: A History of Art in BART • 1970s 1990s 2000s • Original Stations Partnerships Extensions 4 Ex: William Mitchell (Richmond, Lake Merritt, Mission), Alfonso Pardiñas (El Cerrito, Lafayette) Ex: Rockridge Fire Mural, Ohlone Greenway Sculptures and Mural, World Wall for Peace (Fruitvale), Larkin St. Youth (Powell) Ex: Warm Springs, BART to OAK
  6. 6. Art Policy Goals BART Planning & Development 5 • Cohesion. Create a Single, Cohesive Art Program • Opportunity. Proactively Seek Opportunities to Implement Art • Partnerships. Leverage Investments Through Partnerships • Make Transit Work. Use Art to Further BART’s Functional Goals • Showcase Art. Maintain and Interpret BART’s Art Collection • Integrated Design. Identify Art and Design Opportunities Early in Project Development • Transparency. Establish a Transparent Process for Collaboration • Engagement. Engage with Communities
  7. 7. Transit Agency Case Studies: Art in Transit Program Capital Allocations BART Planning & Development 6 Charlotte: 1% Philadelphia: 0.5 - 1% New York: 1%, 0.5% > $20m Cleveland: 1.5%Chicago: 1% St. Louis: 1.5% Portland: 1.5% Seattle 1% Vancouver: 1% Los Angeles: 0.5% New Jersey: 1.5% Expanding Systems Extensively Sized Systems (by # of stations) Slow Growing, Smaller Sized Systems
  8. 8. Transit Agency Case Studies: Staff and Program Funding Agency Capital % Set Aside # of Staff & Funding Source Annual Operating Allocations for Arts Programming Translink Vancouver 1% 1: 100% operating Yes - Variable Sound Transit Seattle 1% 1: 100% operating Yes - Variable Tri-Met Portland 1.5% 2: operating/capital Yes – Variable Los Angeles Metro 0.5% 6: operating/capital ($400k operating) Yes - $100k/year St. Louis Metro Transit 1.5% 1: operating/capital Yes - $25k/year Cleveland RTD 1.5% 1.25: 100% operating Yes - $3k/year NY MTA 0.5 – 1% 8: 100% operating Yes - $35k/year Charlotte CATS 1% 2.5: 100% operating Yes - Variable 7
  9. 9. Percent Allocation Ballpark Project Budget $1 million $2 million $10 million $15 million $50 million 0.5% $5,000 $10,000 $50,000 $75,000 $250,000 1.0% $10,000 $20,000 $100,000 $150,000 $500,000 1.5% $15,000 $30,000 $150,000 $225,000 $750,000 2.0% $20,000 $40,000 $200,000 $300,000 $1,000,000 Operations Control Center Relative Scale of Possible Projects BART Planning & Development 8 Paid Area Barriers, Plaza Improvements Bike Lockers / Station Bench Replacement ($200-500k) Entrance Enclosure Station Modernization
  10. 10. Projects & Price Tags BART to OAK (0.5% of station construction costs) Coliseum $335,000 BART Planning & Development 9 Airport $350,000 Smaller than other BART stations, enables larger visual impact for budget
  11. 11. ,_ ! ..;·· ··. - l . 1-- ·· ji Projects & Price Tags BART Planning & Development 10 Central Subway: San Francisco Arts Commission and SFMTA ($14,500,000 / 3 Stations | 2% of overall construction costs) Art on all three station levels at Chinatown
  12. 12. Projects and Price Tags LA Metro: MacArthur Park ($98,000 / 13 murals) 11 BART Planning & Development Reflective of the community Leveraged construction project by using station materials More up-front staff work involved
  13. 13. In Scarcity, We Bare the Teeth In scarcity, we bare the teeth selling them off one by one appetites in search of the highest price no longer able to smile at or chew on what it means to live the good life. Boulevard, Del Paso You silver spark the sapphire-bouquet mind You fire-forth weeds of stars from asphalt cracks Opening art's tender heart, sparkling arks See your bones rise those orange- iron, air paths Projects and Price Tags 12 Sacramento Arts Commission ($12,500 / 5 murals) Incorporates both literary and visual art Designed to be temporary Private buildings
  14. 14. Projects and Price Tags Grand Central Centennial ($7,000 Temporary Performance) Equipped with flashlights and cameras, the group illuminated the windows of the historic building with simple choreography. The surprise performance engaged thousands of passersby below. 13
  15. 15. So What’s Our Plan? Allow art to happen and record its result! Images Courtesy of Srishti Art in Transit Program
  16. 16. So What’s Our Plan? Small wins that let the evidence speak for itself
  17. 17. So What’s Our Plan? Advance the traditional elements of the program
  18. 18. Questions? BART Planning & Development 17

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