The Art in City Life Commission, established in 2016, 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 nine members from the following constituencies in Providence: independent working artists, art organizations and affiliations, universities and colleges, the private sector. Appointees serve one or two-year terms with the opportunity to renew for a total of three consecutive terms.
Lois Harada, Chair
Nidal Fakhouri, Secretary
Mayor Brett P. Smiley (ex officio)
Finance Director Sara Silveria (ex officio)
The Art in City Life Commission holds no fewer than six regular meetings in a calendar year.
The Art In City Life Commission generally meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5pm.
Time 5:00 p.m.
Joseph A, Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
Meeting agendas are published 48 hours in advance of the meeting and are available for public review on the Secretary of State’s website, the City of Providence Open Meetings Portal and the City of Providence Event Calendar.
* Please note it is important to refer to individual agendas as meeting locations are subject to change. *
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.
Members of the public may request a particular item be added to the agenda, which is developed at the discretion of the Commission’s Chair. To request an item be added to the agenda, send along a detailed description of what exactly you are requesting to discuss to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 14 days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Meeting minutes are posted either following their approval at a subsequent meeting, or in 35 days, whichever instance comes first, on the Secretary of State’s website and the City of Providence Open Meetings Portal.