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RICHMOND PLANNING &
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
Public Art Commission
Application for Installing Temporary Public Art
On City-Owned Property
Richmond Planning & Development Review
Public Art Commission
900 E. Broad Street, Room 511
Richmond, Virginia 23219
804.646.7319 susan.glasser@richmondgov.com
Please note: These instructions apply to non City-funded temporary projects only. The Public Art Commission (PAC) does
not typically fund community-initiated projects such as road murals and neighborhood placemaking installations.
You may want to begin your application process by contacting Susan Glasser, Public Art Coordinator (804.646.7319 or
susan.glasser@richmondgov.com) to discuss your project. The Public Art Coordinator can:
Verify that the property is, in fact, City-owned;
Help identify what City agency(ies) you must contact for permits;
Answer other general questions you may have about the process.
You are also strongly encouraged to contact the location’s City Council representative, the pertinent civic association,
and/or residents or merchants who may be affected by the proposalthe more community support your project has the
stronger your proposal will be.
NAME
EMAIL
FUNDING SOURCE
PROPOSED INSTALLATION START DATE
Please note: The combined approval process by the Public Art Commission and the Planning Commission will take a minimum of four weeks
from the time the fully completed application is submitted. Installation cannot begin until a final approval has been granted and all City permits
have been secured.
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PROPOSED DURATION OF THE PROJECT
PROJECT INFORMATION:
Describe the project (include materials list)
Rationale for placing the art on public property
Describe the artist’s qualifications/credentials
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Installation plan
Proposed maintenance plan
ATTACH THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO YOUR APPLICATION:
Required:
Site plan showing the lot and location;
Scaled rendering or photo of the proposed art with dimensions;
A copy of a letter or email from the director or designee of any relevant City agencies confirming preliminary
technical approval of the project.
Optional but strongly encouraged:
A copy of any letters/emails of support from the location’s City Council representative, pertinent civic
association, and/or residents or merchants who may be affected by the proposal
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION:
Your application may be emailed to the contact information at the top of this page. Only digital applications will be
accepted.
Applications must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance of the next available PAC meeting. These meetings
are schedule on the 4
th
Thursday of most months.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:
PAC Review and Recommendation
The PAC reviews your proposal at the first available Commission meeting. You are welcome to present your proposal in
person at the meeting and answer any questions posed by Commissioners (though you are not required to attend).
Following a discussion, the PAC either (1) recommends the proposal, (2) recommends the proposal with contingencies
(meaning you may need to make specified modifications to the proposal), or (3) rejects the proposal. The PAC then
passes the proposal and its recommendation on to the Planning Commission for a final decision.
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Planning Commission Approval
The Planning Commission reviews the proposal at their next available meeting following PAC action. The Planning
Commission meets the first and third Monday of the month. You are not required to attend this meeting but you may
wish to attend to address any Commission questions. The Commission then votes to approve or reject the proposal.
Installing the Art
After receiving a final approval from the Planning Commissionbut before installing the artyou are responsible for
securing any needed City permits such as work in street permits or electrical/plumbing/structural inspections to ensure
the installed art complies with all City regulations and necessary safety and structural precautions.
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