The City of Portland recognizes the role of public art in contributing to the life of the City and the well-being of its citizens. By engaging with the surrounding environment, public art enriches the spirit, values, and poetry of place. Temporary public art adds to the range and impact of public art, providing a changing array of outdoor installations all year around. The Portland Public Art Committee (PPAC) is the umbrella organization for the Temporary Public Art Guidelines.
For those interested in installing temporary art in Portland, review the guidelines below. The guidelines are intended to inform applicants of the process and include application information. The Temporary Public Art Guidelines are only applicable to works of art to be sited on public property.
For students, there are special temporary art guidelines and procedures for installing work in public spaces. Refer to the documents below.
City funding is not available for temporary artworks - temporary art is not eligible for Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) funds and are not part of the permanent public art collection.
Temporary art applications are accepted by the Planning & Urban Development Program and are reviewed by an ad hoc Temporary Art Review Panel - see links below for application and guidelines. Now accepting applications.
This project is delayed until further notice. The project is subject to the following review/approvals: City of Portland Temporary Art Permit, Building Permit, Level I Site Plan, Harbor Commission, Department of Environmental Protection, and Army Corps of Engineers
Scheduled meetings (open to the public):
March 5, 3:00pm City Hall, 4th Floor - Temporary Art Review Panel
March 27, 5:00pm 2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 105 - Harbor Commission Workshop http://www.portlandharbor.org/meetings-and-agendas/
Public comment may be submitted to Caitlin Cameron, Urban Designer at firstname.lastname@example.org