Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Type of Requirement: Ordinance
Rhode Island PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center)
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 2908
Herb Weiss, Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture Staff Liaison
Economic and Cultural Affairs Officer
Email Herb | 401.728.0500, ext. 437
The Code establishes that all city-subsidized development projects are subject to a mandatory public art requirement. The requirements are as follows:
- For-profit development projects with construction costs exceeding one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) shall allocate an amount no less than one percent(1%) of the construction budget, but no more than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) for public art; and
- Non-profit development projects with construction costs exceeding one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) shall allocate an amount no less than half of a percent (0.5%), but no more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for public art.
This requirement may be satisfied in the following ways:
- Acquisition and installation of a public artwork on the development site; or
- Contribution of the required amount to the City Public Art Fund.
When the developer chooses to acquire and install a public artwork rather than simply contribute to the fund, the developer must deposit the required allocation into the City Public Art Fund, and the fund will administer the contribution as well as pay artists and fabricators directly for any such artwork. This requirement must be satisfied prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for development projects subject to the ordinance.
GeNiSiS (2017). By Erwin Redl. Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Collection. Courtesy: Ira Lippke