Public Art Commission
The Baltimore City Public Art Commission (PAC)
The Baltimore City Public Art Commission (PAC) is responsible for administering Baltimore's Percent-for-Public-Art Program, as well as the review and approval of all gifts of permanent public art to the City of Baltimore. Meetings of the PAC are open to the public to observe. For more information on the Public Art Commission, or to request an agenda item on an upcoming PAC meeting agenda, please contact Kirk Shannon-Butts, BOPA’s Public Art and Curation Manager, at KSButts@promotionandarts.org.
September 2023 Baltimore City Public Art Commission (PAC) Meeting
Baltimore City Public Art Commission (PAC) Meeting
Friday, October 20, 2023
10:00AM – 11:30AM
LOCATION: Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts
7 St. Paul Street
1st Floor – Clipper Room
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
October 2023 AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. June 2023 Minutes
5. New Business
6. Commissioners Q & A
7. News from the PAC
Baltimore City Public Art Commission (PAC) meeting dates for 2023 are listed below
Public Art Commission meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at 10AM – 11:30AM at BOPA, 7 St Paul Street, 1st Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
July – Summer Recess
August – Summer Recess
All PAC meetings for open to the public.
Vice President of Planning & Design, National Aquarium
Curator of Photography and Visual Culture, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Project Manager, Site Development RKK
Sam Christian Holmes
Kuo Pao Lian
Architect, Design Principal, & Co-Founder, PI.KL Studio
Artist at Alma Robert’s Studio
Presenting to the Baltimore City Public Art Commission (PAC) Steps
Presenting to the Baltimore City Public Art Commission (PAC)
- Get a project (rather new commission artwork, move, conversation, or deaccession)
- Send an email to the PAC Administrator (currently Kirk Shannon-Butts) regarding the project
- The project is reviewed by the PAC Administrator to determine if the artwork is in the Baltimore City Public Art collection and meets 1% for Art ordinance guidelines – as many public facing artworks across the city are owned by federal, state, private, university, and colleges entities and thusly are not within the Baltimore City 1% For Art ordinance domain and stewardship.
- Upon guidelines completion the Project Manager and PAC Administrator will meet to discuss the project, eligibility, scope, and goals.
- Thereafter, the project will be placed on an upcoming PAC agenda for review, discussion, Q & A, and vote after a presentation of the project by the presenting organization which including the following information:
- Presenting Organization
- Baltimore City Council District
- BC Council Representative
- Name of Project
- Name of Artwork
a. Airtable Reference (if available)b. Name of Artist (living or deceased)c. Information about Artwork:d. date of commissione. in Baltimore City Public Art Collectionf. any interesting facts about the art, the artist, or community notes
- History of artwork (in BCPSS – the school change names – unfold that narrative)
- Location of artwork
- Dimensions if available
- Why this Artwork?
- Reason for this Artwork being presentation to PAC?
- If a move, where to? Why? Is the new site approved? Do you have any documentation?
- Specific objective of this artwork project?
- Final goal?
- What are you asking the PAC and seeking the PAC to do?
- The PAC’s vote determines whether to move forward with the project, additional information needed, or not.
Meetings of the PAC are open to the public to observe.
Meetings of the PAC are open to the public to observe. For more information on the Public Art Commission, or to request an agenda item on an upcoming PAC meeting agenda, please contact Kirk Shannon-Butts, BOPA’s Public Art and Curation Manager, at PACadmin@promotionandarts.org.