Miami-Dade County implemented the Art in Public Places (AIPP) requirement in 1973, which governs the installation of artworks in all public buildings constructed within the County. The County even administers public art projects within the limits of incorporated municipalities, such as the City of Miami Gardens.
The intent of Art in Public Places is to serve the community through the implementation of art installations dedicated to enriching the public environment and to preserving and enhancing artistic and civic pride. It promotes collaboration and creative art projects that improve the visual quality of public spaces. These public art installations transform public spaces from ordinary civic areas to sites that can lift the spirit and connect with the community.
The City of Miami Gardens is proud to announce the establishment of its very own Art in Public Places Program by passage of an ordinance during the September 8, 2010 City Council Meeting.
Art in Public Places is a program of the City of Miami Gardens and is managed by the Department of Capital Improvement Projects. The Department is responsible for the commission and purchase of artworks by contemporary artists in all media. Miami Gardens Art in Public Places was established allocating 1.5% of construction cost of all new City buildings for the purchase or commission of artworks. The Art in Public Places program is administered by the Department of Capital Improvement Projects in consultation with its Art in Public Places Advisory Committee.
The City will soon be extending its first “Calls to Artists” on Thursday, October 21, 2010 requesting qualifications for public art projects to be implemented at its new Recreation Building under construction at Miami Carol City Park and its future Amphitheatre at the newly opened Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. Both of these City capital projects are currently in the construction phase.