Fort Collins, CO Art in Public Places Program

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Fort Collins, CO, US

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Type: Program

Status: Established in April 1995

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Art in Public Places was created in April, 1995. APP is intended to encourage and enhance artistic expression and appreciation and to add value to the Fort Collins community through acquiring, exhibiting, and maintaining public art.

The Art in Public Places Program is composed of three tiers plus the donation procedure.

1% Projects
The first tier consists of construction projects estimated to cost over $250,000. One percent of the estimated cost of these large projects is designated for works of art.

Design Consultant Projects
The second tier consists of projects costing between $50,000 and $250,000. The project architect or engineer of these projects must utilize an APP approved artist to participate in the design of the project for the purpose of incorporating works of art into all aspects of the project, both functional and aesthetic.

All Construction Projects
The third tier states that the city will try to incorporate artistic and aesthetic values in all construction projects, including those costing less than $50,000 and in all purchases of personal property that may be located or used in places open to the public.

The Art in Public Places Board reviews and maintains donations of art made to the City.