The city of Atlanta’s Department of Cultural Affairs will host an informational session with the members of Atlanta’s arts community on ordinance 14-O-1022, a proposed legislation that would amend the city code of ordinances to streamline the application process for public works of art. It will take place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, 535 Means St.
A work session on the proposal will be held April 24 at 1 p.m. in Council Committee Room No. 2, Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave.
A public hearing on the proposal will take place before the Atlanta Zoning Review Board at 6 p.m. May 8 in the council chamber.
Under Ordinance 14-O-1022 the application for public art will require the applicant to submit the following information:
o Property address and Fulton or DeKalb County ID number where public art will be located
o A detailed site plan where the public art is to be located, overall dimensions, material to be used and the location of any plaque identifying artist/sponsor
o Artist’s statement describing the proposed artwork
o Photograph or detailed graphic or proposed artwork
o Notarized statement signed by all property owners of record stating that they have reviewed the application including the photograph or reasonably accurate graphic and approve of its installation based on material reviewed
o Resume of artist
o A rendering of the artwork to the Neighborhood Planning Unit for review
The improved six-step process is designed to replace an outdated system that too often left artists confused on the requirements needed for installation of public art.
Certification of the artwork would also be required from the director of the Office Cultural Affairs, the executive director of the Urban Design Commission and the Bureau of Traffic and Transportation.
It is the city’s goal to encourage artistic expression through a well-managed program that will ensure Atlanta’s public art community remains vibrant for years to come.