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File #: 62004    Version: 1 Name: Black Thought Wall installation at the Village on Park
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2020 In control: Planning Division
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Enactment date: 9/21/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00673
Title: Approving funding recommendation of the Madison Arts Commission for a total of $5,000 in public art funding from the Municipal Art Fund for Alicia Walter's Black Thought Wall installation at the Village on Park and authorizing the Planning Division Director to execute the contract.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a grant (total award=$5,000) through the Municipal Art Fund. The current available budget for the Fund is $354,000. No additional City appropriation is required to fund the proposed grant.
Title
Approving funding recommendation of the Madison Arts Commission for a total of $5,000 in public art funding from the Municipal Art Fund for Alicia Walter's Black Thought Wall installation at the Village on Park and authorizing the Planning Division Director to execute the contract.
Body
WHEREAS, the Common Council adopted Resolution ID #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 Madison Arts Commission, whose mission it is to make the arts an essential part of the lives of all of Madison's citizens, re-established the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program at their May 9, 2012 meeting; and,

WHEREAS, funding for these types of public art projects are identified as potential expenditures in the Municipal Art Fund in the 2020 Capital Budget; and,

WHEREAS, the Common Council adopted Resolution RES-20-00391 ID #60368 on April 27, 2020, directing $80,000 of the Municipal Art Fund to commission artists who have been impacted by loss of income due to COVID-19 and to create projects designed to promote positivity in neighborhoods; and,

WHEREAS, on August 5, 2020 the Madison Arts Commission (“MAC”), reviewed the request of the YWCA Madison, Inc. (“YWCA”) for AIPPLF funding to work with local artists to create a temporary Black Thought Wall installation at the Village on Park (“Project”) to coincide with the 2020 YWCA Racial Justice Summit. MAC recommended funding $5,000 for the Project; and,

WHEREAS, the result of this Project will be the creation of Alicia Walter’s Black Thought Wall in the form of a temporary public art installation with facilitated experiences centered on healing, love and liberation, ...

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