The link for interested professionals to serve on the Public Art Commission is now available on the BOPA website. You can access the application directly here.
Members of the Public Art Commission serve as advisors and determine whether and to what extent artwork is appropriate for a particular construction project; oversee selection of artists and artwork for a particular project, determine submission requirements for public art proposals or qualifications, and review and determine allocation of eligible funds for the creation of artwork; the maintenance of existing artwork; and the performance of the Commission’s other functions and duties (as described in the City of Baltimore Public Art Guidelines). Commission members are generally expected to serve a 4 year term. Occasionally there is a need to find replacement candidates in the midst of a term. The intent of this application process is to identify candidates interested in joining the commission to serve for the remainder of the current term which runs through December 2016.
The Commission consists of 9 members: 8 are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council and 1 is appointed by the President of City Council. By Ordinance, the commission is to be composed of the following:
• 1 Must be a professional visual artist; OPENING
•1 Must be a curator or art historian from an established Baltimore Arts or Educational institution;
• 1 Must be a licensed architect in the State of Maryland;
• 1 Must be a licensed engineer in the State of Maryland;
• 4 Must be persons chosen from related disciplines, such as landscape architects, design professionals, urban planners, conservators, art educators, art administrators and citizens interested in civic improvement. OPENING
ALL MEMBERS MUST RESIDE OR WORK IN THE CITY OF BALTIMORE
In compliance with the Open Meetings Act of Maryland the Public Art Commission holds its regular monthly meetings at 4:30pm at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218) on the third Wednesday of every month.