Percent for Art

Raleigh Arts

Mission: To create and integrate diverse artworks into Raleigh's landscape in order to establish a vibrant visual environment that provides public places with civic distinction, as well as fostering meaningful connections between people and place.

In 2009, as a result of the passage of a City ordinance setting aside one half of one percent of municipal construction funds for public art, the Raleigh Arts Commission developed the public art program and appointed the Public Art and Design Board to oversee the implementation of public art projects. In 2016, the Percent for Art allocation was increased to one percent. Several projects involving local and national artists are currently in development to integrate public art into select Raleigh sites.

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