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City of Frisco Public Art Program

Art and culture are important elements in the growth of the City of Frisco and its development as a community where people come to live, work, play, and grow. Public art strengthens our community's...

City of Frisco Public Art Program

Art and culture are important elements in the growth of the City of Frisco and its development as a community where people come to live, work, play, and grow. Public art strengthens our community's cultural identity, especially in the develpment of new capital projects.

In 2002, the Frisco City Council passed an ordinance establishing Frisco's Public Art Program, calling for a percentage of Capital Projects Funds to be used to commission public art. Known as "Percent for Art," this tool is already used by more than 350 cities and public agencies across the country.

The ordinance also called for the development of a Public Art Master Plan. In 2003 the city hired a consulting agency to develop a Master Plan, identifying guidelines for the program, specific public art opportunities, and supporting community programs. The City Council appointed a Public Art Committee to oversee the development of the plan, which was approved by the City Council in 2004. Appointed by the City Council, a citizen Public Art Board oversees the implementation of th Public Art Program. Working with the City Public Art manager, this Board advises the council on the commissioning of public art.

The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to promote cultural, aesthetic, and economic vitality in Frisco by integrating the work of artists into public places, infrastructure, and private development.

Goals:

  • To further the development and wareness of, and interest in, the visual arts
  • To integrate the design of artist into the development of Frisco's capital infrastructures inprovements
  • To create an enhanced, interactive visual environment for Frisco's residents
  • To commemorate Frisco's rich cultural and ethnic diversity
  • To promote and encourage public and private art programs
  • To promote tourism and economic vitality in Frisco through the artistic enhancement of public spaces

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