Felicia Filer .............
Public Art Division Director
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DCA significantly supports artists and cultural projects through four distinct types of arts programs within its Public Art Division, each committed to the creation and/or maintenance of art within the public realm: the Public Works Improvements Arts Program (PWIAP, more commonly known as Percent-for-Public-Art or Public % for Art), the Private Arts Development Fee Program (ADF), the Murals Program, and the City’s Art Collection.
As part of the Division’s PWIAP and ADF Programs, DCA implements an independent peer panel and public review process to commission public artists and to approve the creation and/or presentation of site-specific public art projects throughout the City of LA. Through these programs, Division staff oversees a substantial portion of DCA’s programming budget; in FY10/11, through these two programs alone, DCA staff managed a portfolio totaling approximately $18.2 million.
Did You Know?
• Since its inception in 1989, the
City of Los Angeles has commissioned more than 150
artworks in public places.
Over half the projects commissioned through the
Cultural Affairs Department have been by local artists.
can find out more about Public Art in LA by reading Urban Surprises: A Guide
to Public Art in Los Angeles, available through
Balcony Press or your local library.
• There are many opportunities for artists
to become involved in making public art in Los Angeles. Click
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City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs
Public Art Division