Art in Public Places

Art in PUblic Places

Art in Public Places

Prince George's County

Office of Central Services

1400 McCormick Drive, #240

Largo, MD 20774

In 1988, Art in Public Places (AIPP) was created by Prince George's County Council legislation amidst a rising number of jurisdictional, "Percent for Art" initiatives emerging nationwide in support of public artwork in building construction. The program applies at least one-percent of the construction costs of certain new County civic buildings and major renovations of County civic buildings, to the acquisition and installation of artwork.

Art in Public Places was formed to provide meaningful opportunities for artists, to contribute to the development of art and culture in Prince George's County and to visually enhance public settings for its citizens. The program also strives to further its mission through collaborations with other organizations and private sector construction in the County to facilitate the presence of public artwork in a greater variety of locations.

The Art in Public Places Plan and Implementation Guidelines require a voluntary seven-member Panel appointed by the County Executive and approved by the County Council to serve staggered three-year terms. The Panel acts in the public interest to support program goals and objectives. Its members include two citizens, an expert in Art in Public Places guidelines, and one representative each from the County Council, County Executive's Office, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and Prince George's Arts & Humanities Council respectively.

For more information about Art in Public Places, contact Office of Central Services Office of the Director at (301) 883-6450.