Fort Worth, TX (Thursday, September 8, 2022) – The Fort Worth Art Commission welcomes Fort Worth residents to comment on the Draft Public Art Plan for the 2022 Bond Program and the Draft Public Art Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Work Plan on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107. The Art Commission’s recommendations on both plans will be presented to City Council on September 20, 2022. 

By City Ordinance, the amount for public art allocated in the 2022 Bond Program is set at 1% in Proposition A (Streets and Mobility Infrastructure), and 2% in Propositions B – D (Parks and Recreation, Library, and Fire and Police Improvements), for a total of $7,102,000.00. The Draft Public Art Plan for the 2022 Bond Program identifies specific locations and budgets for public art project(s) in each proposition and was developed based on criteria including geographic equity, visibility, accessibility for community engagement, and opportunities for local artists.  

The Draft Public Art Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Work Plan includes 44 new and ongoing public art projects totaling over $13 million from various funding sources, including the 2022 Bond Program.  In addition, the plan includes collection management projects, as well as community engagement and Fort Worth Public Art administrative initiatives.    

Both the Public Art Plan for the 2022 Bond Program and the Public Art Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Work Plan are available on the Fort Worth Public Art website, www.fwpublicart.org.  Fort Worth residents are invited to review the plan and comment at the Public Hearings or submit written comments, in advance, via email (talkto@artsfortworth.org) or US Mail (Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Attn: Fort Worth Public Art, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76107). Written comments received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2022, will be reviewed by the Art Commission prior to making a final recommendation. 

About Arts Fort Worth – Founded in 1963 as the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County DBAArts Fort Worth is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth administers a competitive grants program, manages the Fort Worth Public Art program, and operates the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a dynamic arts complex with theaters, galleries, studios, and office suites, on behalf of the City of Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth also provides educational programming and supports arts advocacy at all levels of government, rents the facilities for a wide range of private and public events and programs. Arts Fort Worth is supported in part by the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, please visit artsfortworth.org

About Fort Worth Public Art – Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) is a City of Fort Worth program created to enhance the visual environment, commemorate the city’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, integrate artwork into the development of the City’s capital infrastructure improvements, and to promote tourism and economic vitality. Established in 2001 and managed by Arts Fort Worth with oversight of the Fort Worth Art Commission, FWPA strives for artistic excellence and meaningful community engagement. For more information, please visit fwpublicart.org.  

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