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Appleton's New "Art in Public Places Policy"

Post Date:07/20/2018 3:00 PM

Water St. muralOn July 18, 2018, the Appleton Common Council unanimously approved the Art in Public Places Policy, creating the Appleton Public Art Committee.  Creation of a Public Arts Committee will establish a more formal way to review and maintain public art, provide another avenue for the promotion of the arts community, and show the continued desire to establish the arts as a priority for our community. 

The Art in Public Places Policy serves as the policy to oversee the public display of art placed on publicly-owned property and will serve as the road map to decisions made in relation to public art in the City of Appleton. This policy also defines the types of public art, approval and review processes, the maintenance of each piece, and the process for deaccession of the artwork.

This policy does not apply to artwork on private property.

The Appleton Public Art Committee (APAC) is responsible for implementing the Art in Public Places Policy.  The APAC will create recommendations for the appropriate committee of jurisdiction based upon the proposed project/request.  These recommendations will be forwarded to the Common Council to further the City of Appleton’s commitment to the promotion, creation and maintenance of public art.  

The volunteer advisory APAC is currently accepting applications for 7 members to be appointed by the Mayor and to serve staggered terms of service.  We welcome your interest to serve on the Committee.  Applications will be accepted through the end of the day on Monday, August 6.  

Please click on the newly adopted Art in Public Places Policy for more information and the Application to request to serve on the Committee.  If you have any questions, please contact the Community & Economic Development Department at 920-832-6468.