Our 1% for Art program takes 1% from eligible City CIP projects – from our ratepayer funded departments – which are Water, Waste Water, Storm Water, Parking and Refuse.


With ongoing drought and water-related issues, I don’t think we could raise our 1% for Art unless we exempted the Water fund – because of push back from the Water Department and from the public.

We don’t have a 1% for Art in private development program at this time.


.25% of our 1% is put into a fund for Administration (but the bulk of my salary comes from the General Fund.)


Attached is our Ordinance.


Good luck!


Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: sced-logo-darkBeth Tobey

Arts Program Manager

City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office

(831) 420-5154 | btobey@cityofsantacruz.com


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From: public_art_network@americansforthearts.simplelists.com [mailto:public_art_network@americansforthearts.simplelists.com] On Behalf Of Laura Becker
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:18 AM
To: 'public_art_network@americansforthearts.simplelists.com'
Subject: RE: Percent for Art Ordinance Increase 1% to 1.5% & Enterprise Fee


Many public art programs are grappling with this very thing, including me. It is not atypical to have 3-5% of a 1%-for-art appropriation be held in a maintenance fund (a pooled fund) which is used for ongoing care and maintenance of a collection. Depends on the funding climate there, I suppose, but it may be an easier sell to not ask for an increase in the 1%-for-art but rather use some of those funds for maintenance as spelled out in an ordinance revision. That being said, if you are going to all of the work to re-open the ordinance, it may prove worthy to simply ask to up the appropriation amount. It is not atypical for an administrative fee for the management of the appropriation be collected by the agency/dept managing these projects, and especially for enterprise entities. Typically this ranges from 15-20% of the appropriation. This helps off-set staffing costs and administrative overhead. But in my experience, that too is pulled from the 1%-for-art appropriation. Here’s some excerpted language for admin fees.



Laura Becker


c. Administrative expenses of the Arts Commission in carrying

out PFA shall be payable from the PFA account in an amount

not to exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of funds in the

PFA account.




Laura Elizabeth Becker

Beaverton Arts Program Manager

City of Beaverton, Office of the Mayor

12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005

(503)526-2299 | BeavertonOregon.gov/arts



From: public_art_network@americansforthearts.simplelists.com <public_art_network@americansforthearts.simplelists.com> On Behalf Of Nix, Katherine
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:55 AM
To: public_art_network@americansforthearts.simplelists.com
Subject: Percent for Art Ordinance Increase 1% to 1.5% & Enterprise Fee


Hello Public Art Colleagues,


Nice to e-meet you all! My name is Kat and I am fairly new to managing Salt Lake City’s public art program. I am hoping you all can help me with a few questions on developing a maintenance fund and finding other revenue funds.


Salt Lake City is exploring a percent for art ordinance revision with an increase from 1% to 1.5% with the .5% being deposited into a maintenance account. Has anyone made this increase in recent years and can you provide any guidance or advice? If depositing a percentage into a maintenance fund, what are the restrictions with using the funds?


We are also exploring what it might look like to charge enterprise entities a fee for using the City’s public art process. Does anyone have experience with developing this fee and in your experience was this a beneficial or problematic to charge a fee?


Any insight on either question would be much appreciated!


With gratitude,




Public Art Program Manager


Salt Lake City Arts Council



Salt Lake City, UT 84102

TEL 801-535-6512




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