2016 Art in Public Places Annual Report to the Legislature
The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of ArtsWA facilitates the acquisition of artwork for the state’s K-12 public schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies, enhancing and activating the built environment. Since its inception in 1974, AIPP regularly adjusts its practices to respond to the changing needs of its partners and the evolving field of public art. AIPP is charged with building a collection of professionally-created and publicly-accessible art as a cultural legacy for all citizens. In concert with that goal is the obligation to be transparent, responsibly manage public funds, and effectively partner with all stakeholders. While over half the nation’s states have percent-for-art programs, AIPP is viewed as a leader in the field of public art because of its history, diversity, inclusive acquisition processes, and proactive collection care policies.
ArtsWA is mandated to provide an annual report on our Art in Public Places Program to the legislature. The report gives an overview of the program, including projects purchased or commissioned per biennium, artwork costs, collection care costs, administrative costs, and project status.