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.
Jason Almeida – stay silent PVD
Kate Blacklock – Artist
Joe Haskett – Union Studios, Architect, Union Studios; Secretary, City of Providence Art in City Life Commission
Xander Marro – Co-Founder of The Dirt Palace, Chair, City of Providence Art in City Life Commission
Dominic Molon – RISD Museum, Curator of Contemporary Art
Aleida Benitez (Faculty, Gordon School)
Jonathan Bonner (Artist)
Lois Harada (Artist)
The Art in City Life Commission holds no less than six regular meetings in a calendar year.
January 08, 2020
February 12, 2020
March 11, 2020
April 8, 2020
May 13, 2020
July 8, 2020 (Annual Meeting)
August 12, 2020
September 9, 2020
October 14, 2020
November 11, 2020
December 9, 2020
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.