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File #: 22-233    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2022 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 4
On agenda: 4/5/2022 Final action: 4/5/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution to approve the San Mateo County Public Arts Policy.
Sponsors: Carole Groom, Warren Slocum
Attachments: 1. 20220405_r_Public Arts Policy Resolution.pdf, 2. 20220405_att_Public Art Policy
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Carole Groom, District 2
Supervisor Warren Slocum, District 4
Robin Rodricks, County Executive Office/Office of Arts and Culture

Subject: Adoption of Public Art Policy

Adopt a resolution to approve the San Mateo County Public Arts Policy.

We envision a county with vibrant public spaces where artwork is celebrated and expresses the diversity of our communities. The County has several buildings and facilities now under construction in which permanent artworks will be included.

The proposed Public Art Policy creates an inclusive process that equitably engages the public and local artists in the process of procurement of public art works. The policy
is in accord with the County's work on diversity, equity and inclusion, and with the vision, mission, and goals of its Arts Commission's Strategic Cultural Plan approved by the Board of Supervisors on February 22, 2020.

The policy establishes standards and a public process for decisions about adding works of art in public spaces that celebrate and reflect the diversity of our county, and promote a stimulating cultural environment reflecting the mission and values of the Strategic Cultural Plan.

1. GOALS: The policy will build relationships with artists in our County - in particular from underserved communities that may not be connected to traditional networks, and promote a rich and stimulating cultural environment enhancing vitality of our communities.

2. DEFINITION OF ART: The policy defines public art as objects of art placed permanently in a shared and accessible location, indoors or out, and freestanding or integrated into the architecture of buildings or landscapes. The art can be of any media which has the physical integrity of materials and constructions for endurance, and includes functional, expressive, or ornament...

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