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Record #: O2016-2670   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 10-28 by adding new Section 10-28-061 to establish A Piece of Art Pilot Program
Sponsors: Tunney, Thomas, Moreno, Proco Joe, Smith, Michele, Arena, John
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 28 Structures On & Under Public Ways
Attachments: 1. O2016-2670.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
WHEREAS, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago's artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy, this includes fostering the development of Chicago's non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City's future cultural and economic growth, marketing the City's cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors; and,

WHEREAS, Every person in every neighborhood should be able to experience art and culture, so the City is looking to the future as we develop a new vision and strategy for public art - a recommendation of the Chicago Cultural Plan; and,

WHEREAS, for over 35 Years the City of Chicago has featured sculptures, paintings, murals and more that represent the beauty of public art in Chicago; and,

WHEREAS, these public art installations are part of Mayor Emanuel's efforts to bring public art directly^to Chicago neighborhoods and fits into his citywide vision for art and culture, as outlined under the Chicago Cultural Plan. The temporary art installations will be on display for one year; and,

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that a new section of the Municipal Code be added to promote the installation ofa piece of art.

10-28-061 A piece of art on the public way pilot program.
A piece of art on the public way pilot program ("pilot program") is hereby created as provided in this section.
The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this section:

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs & Special Event, as defined in 2-28-030 (b).
"Department" means the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Event.
"A Piece of Art" has the meaning ascribed as has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all. It is significant within the art world, amongst curators,...

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