Managed by the Arts Council of New Orleans, the City of New Orleans Percent For Art Program is supported through funding generated by 1% of eligible municipal capital bonds. The Arts Council’s role has been to engage local artists in producing public art that has the power to illuminate the daily existence of our citizens and link to the traditions of our communities. Today there are 40 exterior works of art and more than 35 facilities enriched with over 200 interior pieces. The Percent For Art Program is composed of three components, below.
Call to Artists: Direct Purchase of Existing Work Online submission deadline November 1, 2013 The Public Art Program of the Arts Council of New Orleans announces a Percent For Art Program direct purchase of existing two dimensional artwork. Selected work will be placed on walls in City facilities including new and existing fire stations and […]
Call for Teaching Artists: Treme Community Center Call for Teaching Artists: Treme Community Center Request for Qualifications The Public Art Program of the Arts Council of New Orleans announces a Percent For Art Community Outreach and Education Project. The Arts Council of New Orleans and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) […]
EvacuSpots Project Site: http://evacuspots.evacuteer.org/ The EvacuSpots project is a unique partnership between the Percent For Art Program and the citizen’s volunteer group Evacuteer.org to support New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness [NOHSEP]. The two organizations teamed up to solve one of the City’s emergent […]
25 For 25 “25 FOR 25” Celebrating 25 Years of the City of New Orleans Percent For Art Collection Watch the Entire “25 for 25” Collection Online! Program Overview: “25 For 25” Project Overview from Arts New Orleans on Vimeo. DVD’s with a full color map to the […]
Birth of A Muse Birth of a Muse from Arts New Orleans on Vimeo. The Arts Council of New Orleans, on behalf of the City of New Orleans’ Percent For Art Program, is pleased to announce the completion of a new sculpture created specifically for Coliseum Square. The sculpture, […]
Signature Artwork installed in new Public Library Buildings ‘Percent For Art’ in New Orleans Public Library Buildings Signature Artwork Installed New Orleans, LA — The Arts Council of New Orleans, on behalf of the City of New Orleans’ Percent For Art Program, is pleased to announces the completion of four new projects created […]
Spirit House Re-Lighting Ceremony Celebrate the Restoration of Spirit House! Join the Arts Council, Sunday Sept. 18th from 6-8pm. We will turn the lights back on this landmark piece of public art by John T. Scott and Martin Payton, and announce the launch of collection on the mobile App, CultureNOW.org. […]
New to the Collection! In 2008, the Arts Council and the Joan Mitchell Foundation teamed up to commission a group of 19 pieces throughout the City called “Art in Public Places”. At the end of the two-year installation a group of them have been donated to the Percent For Art Collection to […]
Serpent Mound The Arts Council is in the process of restoring the exterior collection with FEMA funding. This playful piece, “Serpent Mound” by Steve Kline, is located on the neutral ground of Jeff. Davis off Canal. It was originally commissioned in 1990 for $22,000.
A Visit to the Nature Center Detail of “A Visit to the Nature Center” by Bruce Brice. Mural originally commissioned for the New Orleans East Regional Library. It was rescued after Katrina and is in storage until it can be replaced in the new New Orleans East Library.
7th Ward Builders “7th Ward Builders” by Eroniffa Ibrahim. The subject matter of this painting, originally commissioned for Nora Navra Library in 2005 before Katrina, was to honor the skilled craftsmen who shaped New Orleans. The imagery took on a double meaning as the neighborhood returned and began […]
In an effort to increase an awareness of public art throughout our city and gain diversity in projects and constituents represented in the public art process, the Arts Council of...
Click here to see a directory of all commissioned work: http://percent.artscouncilofneworleans.org/tag/comm Click here for a map of the exterior art collection: Percent For Art MAP View Percent For Art Program:...