City of Bozeman proposes program to fund public art

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“There’s so many nonprofits in Bozeman that are doing public art, and it’s a struggle to try to get funds just because everybody’s fighting for the same dollar,” Helgeson said. “This is just going to make everything easier but also allow everybody to grow.”


The proposed ordinance, called a municipal percent for art program, would set aside 1% of construction costs from some future city capital projects to be used for public art installations. The program would apply to projects at new or remodeled city-owned property with construction costs over $500,000, according to the draft ordinance, and would exclude certain projects like street construction or wastewater facilities.

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