Public Art

Purpose of the Public Art Program

To promote, support and increase the creation of public art displays within the City of Watsonville to provide an opportunity for personal and community reflection, promote the City’s attributes and enhance its image for the enjoyment and benefit of the residents, businesses, employees and visitors.

Public Art Grant Guidelines and Application

In an effort to promote, support and increase the creation of public art displays within the City of Watsonville, the City is proud to announce the release of the grant guidelines and application to fund four (4) Public Art Projects. The purpose of the grant program is to provide artists an opportunity for personal and community reflection, promote the City’s attributes and enhance its image for the enjoyment and benefit of the community. Artists may receive a grant for up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) to support the creation of public art projects proposed to be located on publicly or non-profit owned property.  The City will be holding a technical assistance workshop on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Parks and Community Services Administration Office located at 231 Union Street, Watsonville. For questions about the grant program, please feel free to call Adriana Flores at (831) 768-3240.  

Public Art Grant Guidelines and Application

City of Watsonville Public Art Program

The City's Public Art Program promotes the creation of art throughout the community. The approval process for public art projects is dependent on the project's funding sources and proposed locations.

Program

Funding Source

Location

Phase 1: Community Initiated Public Art Projects

Fully privately funded:

- Private investment

- Donations

- Grant funding

Public Spaces, City Buildings and Rights-of-Way

OR

Privately owned commercial spaces visible from public spaces or rights of way

Phase 2: City Initiated Public Art Projects

Partially City Funded

OR

Fully City Funded

Public Spaces, City Buildings and Rights-of-Way


Community Initiated Public Art Projects

This program was developed for the approval of public art projects that (1) Will be fully privately funded through private, donation or grant funding, and (2) are proposed to be installed on public spaces, City buildings and rights-of-way or privately owned commercial spaces visible from public property or rights of way.

Community Initiated Art Guidelines

Community Initiated Art Application

City Initiated Public Art Projects

This program is scheduled to commence in the spring of 2020. See this page for more information in the future.