Art in Public Places (AIPP)
Request for Proposals
The Madison Arts Commission will review community based proposals for permanent Public Art Projects. This money can only be used on expenditures of $7,000 and higher for projects that will last 10 or more years. A grant award (minimum $7,000 and maximum $20,000) is available for the creation of permanent public art projects. MAC anticipates leveraging funding and community attention for one to three projects that have artistic merit and will make a positive, long-term impact on Madison.
Applicants must either be recognized Madison neighborhood association, hold tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code (organized in the City of Madison), or be a City of Madison agency. Individual artists or ad hoc groups of artists interested in applying must partner with a neighborhood association, nonprofit organization, or City agency.
A minimum of $7,000 and maximum $20,000 will be awarded per project. Eligible expenses on which the grant funds can be spent include: materials, insurance, maintenance, artist design fees, artist commission fees, marketing, signage, and printing. (Please note: MAC Art in Public Places funds cannot be used to pay for: project staff salaries, food, beverage, travel, permanent production equipment.) The Madison Arts Commission reserves the right to disqualify proposals that are incomplete or do not fit the spirit and intent of the guidelines. Email questions to the Madison Arts Program Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIPP Guidelines and Application (MS Word)
Sample Contracts (Sample contracts are based on previous public art contracts entered into by the City. A similar custom contract will be developed for each unique Art in Public Places project.)