These students rarely if ever get to participate in arts and culture experiences. This was only possible because of arts funding the Symphony received from the state.”
– Bremerton Symphony Association
Art in Public Places is uniquely positioned to advance and support art and artists across Washington. Our goal is to build and care for a dynamic contemporary art collection that is accessible and valued. We seek impactful and lasting artworks that reflect Washington’s diverse communities.
Our Art in Public Places program (AIPP) purchases and cares for artworks in state buildings, colleges, universities, and schools throughout Washington. The State Art Collection includes nearly 5,000 artworks, located where people study, work, and live. The Collection includes a wide range of materials, sizes, and styles. It represents notable artists from Washington, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. The public selects and owns the Collection.
Read the Washington Administrative Code that guides our program: WAC 30-40
When Washington constructs a new building, we reserve one-half of one percent of the state’s cost for art. Construction funds for K-12 schools are combined each biennium. Eligible K-12 schools may apply for a commissioned artwork. We work with local committees to acquire artworks created especially for their buildings or campuses. They first select an artist from the Public Artist Roster. They then review the artist’s design, and approve the final proposal. In some cases, AIPP and the committee may decide to purchase existing artworks with the help of our Curator Roster.
Their stories and work translate into conversations that try to bridge the gap between military and civilian cultures. This dialog hopes to bring understanding of how war and trauma not only affect members of the military, but our society as a whole. Their mission is not to promote a particular belief but to pose questions about the many difficult and genuine concerns the American community possesses about current and past military engagements.”
– Gallery One
This funding really makes a difference in our community because we are working to build a pipeline to diversify the creative industries…we must teach young people that empathy through storytelling is the most powerful tool they have to combat hate.”
– Reel Grrls
FY18 Project Support Grantee
Part of the beauty and strength of community comes from celebrating all of its uniqueness that helps to create a meaningful world in which to live. Mid-Columbia Mastersingers feels it has a responsibility to represent our whole community and support celebration of diversity in the Tri-Cities…
Because of this grant, we were able to pay our musicians for their rehearsal time and performances…”
– The Merc Playhouse Society