The purpose of this policy is to define the process for acquiring public art that is commissioned for the Hennepin County Library (HCL) as a part of the One Percent for Art program. Pursuant to the Hennepin County Library Board Commissioned Public Art Policy, it details the composition, responsibility, and authority of art selection committees and defines subsequent staff responsibilities for acquiring and maintaining the selected art.
Public art is defined as an original work of visual art that is accessible to the public. It is designed for a specific location, reflects the local community, and is intended to support the library as a gathering place where all residents come to learn, grow, and spend time together.
The One Percent for Art program was developed in accordance with Hennepin County Board Resolution No. 01-04-212 whereby one percent of the project costs associated with a Hennepin County Library building project of $1 million or more would be dedicated to the selection, purchase, and installation of works of public art. Project costs (in the context of the One Percent for Art program) encompass construction costs, architectural fees, and contingency.
A coordinated, participatory process is used to select and acquire the public art that is funded by the One Percent for Art program.
Art selection committees are formed for each capital project of $1 million or more. The Library Director (or designee), the Hennepin County Library Board President, and the Executive Director of the Friends of Hennepin County Library coordinate the formation of each committee.
Other groups participating in this process include the Library Building Project Team, the Public Art Project Team, and the Hennepin County Library Board.
Hennepin County Library Capital Projects staff, in consultation with the Library Director, secure an art consultant for each project.
The Library Director plays a consultative and oversight role throughout the process.
The Art Selection Committee shall have 7-12 voting members including:
The Library Building Project Team includes representatives from:
The Public Art Project Team includes the following:
This administrative policy is reviewed every four (4) years by the Strategic Services Division Manager (or designee) in coordination with the Library Board’s review of the Commissioned Public Art Policy. Upon completion of that review, this policy is revised or reaffirmed.
Next review: 09/2018
Last reviewed/revised: 04/27/2015