The Public Art Commission was formed to advise the Mayor and the Urban County Council on developing a long-range plan for the selection, acquisition, placement and maintenance of public art and public monuments.
In February 2022, the Public Art Commission completed a Public Art Master Plan and the annual Work Plan for FY23.
FY23 meeting schedule
The Public Art Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM.
The meetings occur in the Councilchamber, 2nd Floor of the Government Center, 200 E. Main Street. The meetings are open to the public and viewable via live broadcasts on LexTV.
Continuing the role of the Urban County Art Review Board, the Public Arts Commission’s Collaborative Program will accept proposals from independent arts groups, neighborhood associations, partnering organizations, businesses, artists, and others and review plans for long-term temporary (6 – 12 months) and permanent public artworks (longer than one year). Approval and support will be granted for projects that align with the goals, priorities and policies of the Public Art Master Plan.
The Collaborative Program is for arts projects that will be installed in or on LFUCG owned or managed property. Applicants to the Collaborative Program may request simple approval of the project, in-kind project support through various departments and divisions of the LFUCG, and funding support.
At times, the Public Arts Commission will issue its calls for proposals for collaborative projects with artists, neighborhoods, or community groups. Check back at this website for project announcements and Requests for Proposals.
Collaborative Program Guidelines: coming soon.
Collaborative Program – LFUCG Property Use Request Form coming soon.
Collaborative Program application coming soon.