The Percent for Art program became effective July 1, 1990 as a result of Ohio legislation recognizing the state’s responsibility to foster culture and the arts and to encourage the development of artists and craftspeople. The legislation provides funds for the acquisition, commissioning, and installation of works of art for new or renovated public buildings with appropriations of more than $4 million. For these projects, the law provides that 1 percent of the total appropriation will be allocated for the acquisition, commissioning, and installation of artwork. More than 100 projects have been completed, benefitting many major cities and small communities across the state.
KATHY SIGNORINO | Coordinator