Percent-for-Art Programs at Public Art's Frontier
Zoning and Planning Law Report , Vol. 35, No. 5, May 2012
16 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2012
Date Written: 2012
The federal government, many state governments, and an estimated 350 local governments have implemented percent-for-art fee programs that require a percentage of a project's construction cost to go towards public art. Historically, this resulted in a permanent, on-site art installation. An increasing number of cities, however, are experimenting with percent-for-art fees that fund off-site or temporary public art installations and performances that reflect changes in public art itself. This Article explores the legal implications of, and provides models for, implementing this new type of percent-for-art fee.
Keywords: public art, zoning, land use, fees
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