Saturday, December 9, 2023

November Agenda for the Williamsburg Public Art Council

(Courtesy of City of Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg Public Art Council (WPAC) will be hosting their next meeting at the Stryker Center on Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m.

There are a couple of updates on the agenda that the council will be discussing. First, is the application updates that will be presented by Patricia Rubben and Chris Charraci.

Currently, there are drafted outlines for three different types of requests one can make to the art council. There is the “Request for funding of a Proposed Project”, “Request for a Donation of a finished Artwork”, and “Request for Artists to produce a proposed project”.

The updates show certain parameters and guidelines for each type of request. Examples of these guidelines include:

  • A proposed project cannot exceed $16,500
  • A donated project must only use perminent, non-toxic, entirely safe materials.
  • Artists are reminded that the selection process is a minimum of 90 days from the date of initial online submission of interest.

WPAC will also look at and discuss the Public Art Input Survey Results. The survey consisted of 12 questions and allowed for individuals to write in their own responses into to survey. A total of 174 people filled out and completed the survey. The types of questions on the survey ranged from very basic “yes or no” questions to presenting different public art projects from around the world and asking individuals to pick their favorite 3 projects.

Some of the questions included:

  • What types of artwork would you like to see in the City of Williamsburg?
  • What THEMES of public art in the City of Williamsburg are most important to you?
  • What is one location where you would like to most see public art in the City of Williamsburg?
  • As locations for new public art in the city are prioritized, what areas do you suggest should be the focus?

Other items on WPAC’s agenda include committee updates on Inventory presented by Elaine McBeth and Harold Philipson in addition to committee updates on locations presented by Pat Dent and Scott Spence.

After Monday’s meeting, the next Williamsburg Public Art Council meeting will be held on January 31, 2022.

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