The Art in City Life Commission, established in 2016 under Mayor Jorge Elorza, was formed to create standardized policies and procedures for public art, monuments, memorials, and markers on publicly held land and set guidelines for private developers.
The Art in City Life Plan, unveiled in April 2018, is a blueprint for the Art Culture + Tourism Department to commission temporary and permanent artworks through ACT Public Art.
The Art in City Life Commission is composed of 9 members from the following constituencies in Providence: independent working artists, art organizations and affiliations, universities and colleges, the private sector. Appointees serve 1 or two-year terms with the opportunity to renew for a total of three consecutive terms.
Eric Telfort – RISD Illustration Department Faculty, Art in City Life Commission Chair
Jason Almeida – stay silent PVD
Kate Blacklock – Artist
Jessica Brown – Designer, Artist
Joe Haskett – Union Studios
Xander Marro – Co-Founder of The Dirt Palace
Dominic Molon – RISD Museum, Curator of Contemporary Art
(2 appointees forthcoming, November 2018)
The Art in City Life Commission holds no less than six regular meetings in a calendar year.
- January 17, 2018
- March 21, 2018
- May 16, 2018
- August 15, 2018
- September 12, 2018
- November 14, 2018
- January 23, 2019
- March 13, 2019
- May 8, 2019
Time 5:00 p.m.
Joseph A, Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
If you do not have internet access, please call the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism at 401.680.5770 to request a paper copy of the agenda.