Under the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 third renewal authorized in a Professional Services Agreement, City Secretary Contract No. 47245, (M&C C-27515) October 27, 2015, the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Inc., will continue to administer the Fort Worth Public Art Program (FWPA), including management of some 49 ongoing and new public art projects from various funding sources, including the 2004 Bond Program, 2007 Critical Capital Needs Program, 2008 Bond Program, 2014 Bond Program, 2018 Bond Program, the Public Art Fund, and other funds, with combined budgets totaling over $10 million, in accordance with the Fiscal Year 2019 Fort Worth Public Art Annual Work Plan, as adopted by City Council. This year the total cost of $580,712.00 is proposed to be offset by approximately $90,000.00 charged to appropriate capital improvement accounts for allowable project management costs. The project management costs attributed to Public Art capital projects will be reimbursed to the general fund from capital accounts allocated to the projects.
ADMINISTRATIVE SCOPE OF WORK:
1. Staff the Fort Worth Art Commission
2. Plan, facilitate artist selection, and manage contracts for Public Art Capital projects
3. Fiscal management of Public Art Capital Budgets in coordination with City staff
4. Continue implementing Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update recommendations
5. Continue implementing the Pioneer Tower project and planning other Iconic Artwork projects
6. Provide community engagement programs related to the FWPA Collection
7. Oversee maintenance and conservation projects on artworks in the FWPA Collection
FORT WORTH ART COMMISSION ACTION:
The Fort Worth Art Commission (FWAC) formally recommended the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Work Plan on September 10, 2018, after holding a public hearing on that same date. This action followed a public comment period that began on August 14, 2018, after the Art Commission endorsed the Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Work Plan. Residents of Fort Worth were notified of the opportunity to comment via media releases, flyers, the City website, the Fort Worth Public Art website (www.fwpublicart.org) and Facebook page, and MySidewalk.com. The FWAC makes recommendations to the City Council for action on each individual project in the work plan prior to commission of artwork.