OUR STORY . .
Fort Worth Public Art is a City of Fort Worth program to create an enhanced visual environment for Fort Worth residents, commemorate the city's rich cultural and ethnic diversity, integrate the design work of artists into the development of the City's capital infrastructure improvements, and to promote tourism and economic vitality in the city through the artistic design of public spaces. Managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and with oversight of the Fort Worth Art Commission, FWPA strives for artistic excellence and meaningful community involvement.
RECOMMENDED PUBLIC ART PLAN FOR THE 2014 CIP
On September 23, 2014, Chairman Greg Ibañez presented the Art Commission’s recommended Public Art Plan for the 2014 Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The project sites recommended in the plan are those that offer the best opportunities for artist involvement, the greatest public visibility, and geographic distribution throughout Fort Worth. Public art funds generated by bond-funded capital projects are expended within the corresponding bond proposition and may be pooled to one or more sites, as appropriate, to ensure that project budgets are sufficient to make an impact. The Art Commission thanks the community for their input on the plan at the public hearings and on YourFortWorth.org. The City Council will consider adoption of the plan on October 14, 2014.
View the RECOMMENDED 2014 CIP Public Art Plan
Public art enriches the quality of our daily visual experience, creating a sense of place and making our city more attractive to visitors and residents alike. It’s an investment in the urban environment, promoting civic pride by reflecting who we are. With the establishment of Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) in 2001, the City of Fort Worth said “YES!” to enhancing civic architecture, creating harmonious public spaces, and fostering artfully designed infrastructure.
Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan PDF
Fort Worth Public Art Percent for Art Ordinance PDF
Long Range Plan for Public Art Fund PDF
Each year, FWPA receives a 2% allocation from the Water and Sewer Operating Fund for the cash financing of capital projects. On March 20, 2006, the Fort Worth Art Commission recommended its Long Range Public Art Plan for the Water Fund, which seeks to “fill in the gaps” by providing funding for conservation of the Fort Worth Public Art Collection, undertaking new public art projects in locations not included in the Long Range Public Art Plan for the 2004 CIP and for program administration. City Council adopted the plan in May of 2006.