The Arts Commission believes that art in public places promotes visually diverse and culturally rich environments that enhance the state's public spaces and contribute to the lives of Oregon’s residents and visitors.
Guided by Oregon's Percent for Art legislation, the Arts Commission manages the state's Percent for Art Program, which places art in public buildings throughout the state.
Oregon's Percent for Art legislation guides the acquisition of artwork for state's collection of art in public places, which includes more than 2,400 works of art.
Now you can explore Oregon's Percent for Art Collection through our online portal.
Managed by the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster is used as a resource for art in public places selection committees to identify artists most suitable for their community and specific project needs.
The initial open call deadline for the 2020-2022 roster was September 10, 2019. If you missed this deadline, you can still apply! The Oregon Arts Commission is accepting applications through a PDF application process. To learn more, see the updated Oregon Art in Public Places Roster Request for Qualifications for the rolling deadline.