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File #: 52486    Version: 1 Name: 2018 Art in Public Places funding
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2018 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 8/7/2018 Final action: 8/7/2018
Enactment date: 8/10/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00619
Title: Seeking Common Council approval of the 2018 Art in Public Places funding awards as recommended by the Madison Arts Commission.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Larry Palm, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Attachments: 1. Bronze Badger.pdf, 2. 7-11-18 Memorial to Mildred Harnack Marshall Park.pdf, 3. EPNA AIPP 07102018.pdf, 4. Pinney Art in Publi Places 2018.pdf, 5. Makeshift Momental AIPP 07102018.pdf, 6. Poetry on the sidewalk.pdf, 7. SidewalkPoetry.pdf, 8. new-blink-temporary-exhibit-il.pdf

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution approves the Madison Arts Commission’s recommended funding awards for the 2018 Art in Public Places and authorizes payment of $75,000 for the awarded projects. The Municipal Art Fund capital project has sufficient funding for the recommended awards. No additional City appropriation is required.


Seeking Common Council approval of the 2018 Art in Public Places funding awards as recommended by the Madison Arts Commission.


WHEREAS, the Common Council adopted Resolution, I.D. 30476 on March 19, 2002 adopting the Public Art Framework and Field Guide for Madison, Wisconsin and recommendations contained in the framework; and


WHEREAS the Public Art Framework and Field Guide recommends the Madison Arts Commission create opportunities for community partnerships for Art in City-Building; and


WHEREAS, The Madison Arts Commission, whose mission it is to make the arts an essential part of the lives of all of Madison’s citizens, established the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program so that non-profit arts organizations, Neighborhood groups, and City Agencies could receive technical assistance and funding to assist them with permanent public art and placemaking projects; and


WHEREAS, funding for these project are identified as potential expenditures in the Municipal Art Fund in the 2018 Capital Budget; and


WHEREAS, on May 4, 2018 the Madison Arts Commission issued a call for proposals inviting non-profit organizations and neighborhood groups to submit letters of interest in the AIPP program; and


WHEREAS, By the May 31, 2018 application deadline the Madison Arts Commission received five applications for Art in Public Places projects funding, totaling $75,000 in requests; and


WHEREAS, the Public Art Standing Committee of the Madison Arts Commission met on Monday, June 4, 2018 to evaluate the initial applications for the 2018 grant period; and


WHEREAS, the Madison Arts Commission invited all five applicants to present their proposals before the full Madison Arts Commission on Tuesday, July 10, 2018; and


WHEREAS, the Madison Arts Commission reviewed the proposals and recommends funding of all five projects with Art in Public Places funding, contingent on the applicant’s ability to secure all necessary permissions and permits.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Madison Common Council approves the AIPP funding recommendations of the Madison Arts Commission and authorizes the Planning Division Director, The City Finance Director and the City Attorney to execute the agreements on behalf of the City of Madison to effectuate a total of $75,000 in public art funding from the Municipal Art Fund as follows: $15,000 for Bronze Badger by Harry Whitehorse to be installed on Monroe Street and Regent Street Plaza as part of the Monroe Street improvement project: $15,0000 for Memorial to Mildred Fish Harnack by John Durbrow to be installed at Marshall Park: $15,000 to the Eken Park Neighborhood Association for Gateway to the Eken Park Neighborhood by Erika Koivunen, to be installed at the corner of East Johnson Street and East Washington Avenue: $15,000 for Madison Public Library for two permanent public art pieces to be installed in the new Pinney branch library; $15,000 to the Madison Parks Foundation in partnership with Makeshift Festival, for Momental, a sculpture by Jeffrey Repko, to be installed in Elver Park.