General Principles and Procedures
Freedom of Expression: Because of the bold attempt to meld the imaginations and talents of so many individuals and groups, freedom to reach creative solutions must always be maintained. Artists must be sensitive to the unique qualities of public art and the guidelines and parameters which, of necessity, may be required.
Integration of Art and Architecture: So that Artists and Architects can gain from each others’ design insights, all parties should strive for engagement of the Artist as soon as possible after the approval of the Architect’s schematic design phase.
Exhibitions and Educational Outreach: Contracting Agencies should consider undertaking the following exhibition and educational outreach opportunities. The Oregon Arts Commission is available to provide consultative assistance, but these activities muse be funded with monies other than Program funds, unless they are a integral part of the Final Art:
Exhibition of sketches and maquettes created in limited or open competitions;
Involvement of students and art instructors in workshops with Artists creating Works of Art;
Tours of those sites which exhibit many Works of Art, conducted by trained docents;
Use of state educational and other facilities by the Artist in developing concepts and creating the Work of Art, so that state employees and students can better understand the creative process. Such facilities might include studio space, foundries, machine, welding, and woodworking shops, printing and photographic facilities;
Filming or videotaping the creation and installation of the Work of Art.
Accessibility of Information: All parties will strive to publicize widely all aspects of the Program. All meetings of Selection Committees are open to the public.
Community Support and Advice: While firmly committed to the principle of selection of Artists by authorities in the design professions — The Oregon Arts Commission, Department of Administrative Services, and Contracting Agencies welcome participation and advice from the interested public and employees of the Resident Agency.
Conflict of Interest: All procedures will be conducted and all decisions will be made free of any conflict of interest in accordance with ORS chapter 244.
Dedication: If a dedication or “unveiling” of a Work of Art is desired, arrangements shall be the responsibility of the Contracting Agency.