Signed into law in 2004, the Oklahoma Art in Public Places Act requires that eligible state capital improvement projects have 1.5 percent of their budgets invested in public art that represents the history and values of the state. The program advances state economic development goals and enhances public spaces for Oklahoma residents. In its management of the program, the Oklahoma Arts Council facilitates a process that brings together state government entities, artists, and local citizens in the commissioning or acquisition of artwork.
Calls for Artists
How does the program meet Oklahoma’s needs?
The Oklahoma Art in Public Places program augments the state's economic development goals and enhances public spaces for Oklahomans within their respective communities. Benefits of the program include:
- Fosters local and state pride
- Invests in the state's infrastructure
- Strengthens Oklahoma’s image
- Appeals to businesses and families
- Conveys community vibrancy
- Supports cultural tourism
- Enhances property values
Public Art Locations
Locations that may benefit from state public art projects include:
- State buildings
- Colleges and Universities
For more information, or to request program guidelines, contact our Director of Art in Public Places.