Ohio’s percent for Art

Dear taxpayer, do you want to know where some of your money goes?

The following quote if from the web-site of the Ohio Arts Council:

“In 1990, the Ohio Legislature, recognizing the state’s responsibility to foster culture and the arts and to encourage the development of artists and craftspeople, established the Ohio Percent for Arts Program. The law provides funds for the acquisition, commissioning and installation of works of art for certain new or renovated public buildings. Whenever the legislature appropriates more than $4 million for a public building, the law requires one percent of the total appropriation to be allocated for artwork. Since the legislation went into effect nearly 90 projects have been completed. Those projects have brought public art into many cities and small communities around Ohio. “

Interested in seeing where some of that money has gone? Visit the OAC’s Ohio Percent for Art Projects searchable directory.

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