Join the Pittsburgh Percent 4 Art Campaign at: http://bit.ly/PGH4Art
The Pittsburgh Percent 4 Art Team, an artist-led, volunteer group of students, artists, and activists call on city lawmakers to enforce Pittsburgh’s Percent for Art Law, which requires 1% of publicly funded construction and renovation projects to be set aside for the creation of public art. It hasn’t been enforced since its inception in 1977.
Please sign the petition: http://bit.ly/PGH4Art We’re campaigning right through the November mayoral election! Anyone can sign! You don’t have to live in Pittsburgh or in the state.
Here’s the Percent for Art Campaign and Mayoral Election put into context and explained: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/letters/candidates-for-mayor-should-support-public-art-686039/
Here’s our “All Eyes On Art” event. Performance art and activism. We are looking for more artists and musicians to participate in future actions. http://instagram.com/pgh4art
And here’s the Pittsburgh Percent for Art Petition. It would be great if you could sign it and share it with friends. We’re pushing it right through the November mayoral election: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/enforce-pittsburghs-and
The online petition can be found here: http://signon.org/sign/enforce-pittsburghs-and
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Press this issue has received in our 2013 election cycle:
Pittsburgh’s Public Art Manager wants public art to be paid its due
Arts Funding Protest Draws Mayoral Candidate
Candidates for mayor should support public art
Effort made to enforce public art requirement in construction
Petition Sparks Discussion of City, County Arts Funding
Petition urges including art in public building projects