Discussion of Public Art Master Plan
|Meeting Date:||September 5, 2006||Primary Staff Contact:||Ann Seltzer|
|Estimate Time:||30 minutes|
During the FY06 budget process, the budget committee approved three new expenditures from the general fund: community visioning, public art master plan and ad hoc economic development committee. At the June 6 Council meeting, Council requested that information about those projects be discussed by the council before funds are expended.
Over the past few years the council has indicated to the Public Arts Commission (PAC) that it needs to develop a Master Plan before the council would consider regular funding for public art. The PAC has developed a draft budget and proposed process for the purpose of public art master planning in the community to occur over the next several months. The PAC completed its final draft of Policies and Procedures (attached) which addresses the mechanics of the acquisition, placement and funding of public art. The commission is now ready to develop a master plan.
In developing a public art master plan, the commission will seek input from a wide range of the community using surveys, focus groups and public meetings to solicit community values and concepts of public art in Ashland. The proposed budget (attached) includes costs associated with public participation including room rental, printing, copying, postage, advertising, data entry, data analyses, graphic design and more ? all necessary to ensure the community is aware of the process and actively participates in the project.
The commission has been in contact with various departments at SOU and is seeking a student capable of participating in this project for their senior capstone project. Members of the commission will formally present this project to the SOU Capstone Board later this fall.
The objective of the Ashland Public Art Master Plan is to develop a community vision for the acquisition, placement and funding of public art in Ashland. The commission believes that through an extensive public involvement process a clear vision for public art will emerge resulting in a document that describes in narrative and with maps an overall development concept for the inclusion of public art in the community.
• Approve the draft budget.
• Approve the draft budget with changes.
• Provide further direction to the commission.
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• Draft budget proposal for public art master planning.
• Draft Policies and Procedures
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