Public Art in Lincoln
Public Art Master Plan
The City of Lincoln Public Art Master Plan has been designed in conjunction with the Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development to develop a public art collection of national prominence in Lincoln. This collection will enrich the quality of life for Lincoln's residents, complement the City's exceptional educational and cultural amenities, and support a positive economic environment in the community. This program will serve to unify the community, to encourage creativity, and to reflect the diverse cultural heritage of Lincoln residents. The quality of the program and its projects will attract visitors, enhance their experience, and bring national recognition and prestige to the City of Lincoln.
Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development (LPPAD)
LPPAD exists to provide vision, engender support, create policy, advise the City and manage the process by which donations become public art on City property. LPPAD will play the dominant role in the selection of art, and advise and assist in its appropriate siting.
The Board of LPPAD consists of nine permanent positions plus community members up to a total of 24. Permanent positions are filled by these agencies and organizations:
- Parks and Recreation
- Public Words and Utilities
- Urban Development
- City Planning
- Sheldon Museum of Art
- Sheldon Art Association
- Lincoln Community Foundation
- University of Nebraska Foundation
- Lincoln Arts Council
Community members will be appointed by election by the Board. If you are interested in being a member of LPPAD, or wish to nominate someone, please print and submit the LPPAD Application / Nomination form.
Public Art Opportunities Map
The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department has initiated development of an inventory of public property on which public artworks may be located within the city.
Application for a license to place artwork on public property
In order to begin the process of installing a piece of artwork on public property, the donor or project sponsor must submit an application for a license agreement to the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Director OR submit a proposal or idea to LPPAD.
Public Art Inventory
The Lincoln Arts Council has initiated development of an inventory of public artworks in Lincoln. The inventory will be updated on an ongoing basis by the Lincoln Arts Council with information provided through the application and acquisition process.
Mayor's Art Advisory Group (MAAG)
The role of MAAG is to work with LPPAD in the selection process, mainly to ensure all projects are in compliance with zoning, building and other codes and regulations. The Mayor is responsible for appointing the members of MAAG. Those members are:
- Director of Parks and Recreation, or designee
- Director of Public Works and Utilities, or designee
- Director of Urban Development, or designee
- Director of Planning, or designee
- One City Council member to be determined by the City Council
- One Mayoral staff member selected by the Mayor
- One of the Co-Chairs of the Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development
- Director of Lincoln Arts Council
For more information please contact Diane Gonzolas at 402-441-7831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Art Map
This map is maintained by the Lincoln Arts Council. For more information, including how to send photographs of public art in your neighborhood, please visit publicart.artscene.org.