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File #: 2015-1167   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 7/23/2015 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 9/17/2015 Final action: 9/17/2015
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE the Maintenance of Way Building Art Program Outreach and Community Engagement Report in response to the July 23, 2015 Board directive (Attachment A).
Sponsors: Planning and Development (Department)
Indexes: Arts District, Construction, Design build, Federal Transit Administration, Informational Report, Maintenance of way, Metro Art, Metro Art Projects, Outreach, Project, Sixth Street Viaduct
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - July 2015 Board Motion
Meeting_Body
CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: MAINTENANCE OF WAY BUILDING ART PROGRAM

ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE the Maintenance of Way Building Art Program Outreach and Community Engagement Report in response to the July 23, 2015 Board directive (Attachment A).

Issue
ISSUE

With the approval of the Design/Build contract for the Maintenance of Way Building, the Metro Board directed staff to report on the outreach and engagement process for incorporation of art into the facility including the following elements: (1) forming a selection panel including Downtown-based art professionals to select the artist to work on the Maintenance of Way Facility; (2) soliciting larger Arts District and community feedback for consideration in artist selection from the existing Metro prequalified pool; and (3) coordination with the project's Design Advisory Group. This report responds to the Board directive.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background
The Metro Art program was established to improve the customer experience, enhance the visual quality of the transit system and contribute to a sense of community identity. The program seeks to commission a diverse range of contemporary artists to create high quality, site-specific contemporary artworks that connect people, sites, and neighborhoods. Outreach and community engagement are a hallmark of the program.

Selection Panel
Metro Art has assembled an Artist Selection Panel consisting of highly regarded local arts professionals with demonstrated knowledge of contemporary visual art and strong familiarity with the Arts District. The panel includes highly respected visual artists, art curators and art educators that live and/or work downtown in the Arts District. All Metro procurements, including Artist selections, adhere to Metro and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements.



Soliciting larger Arts Distri...

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