Art in Public Places (AIPP)

On January 12, 2017, the City of Miami Commission pursuant to Ordinance No. #13657 re-established the Art in Public Places Program. The program seeks to create a stimulating and diverse cultural environment that reflects, defines, and enhances the City's heritage, values, and visions for the future through art integrated into the architecture, infrastructure, and landscape. The Art in Public Places Program specifies that 1.5% of eligible public capital improvement project funds be set aside for the commission, purchase and installation of artworks in a variety of public settings.

Division Lead Contact

Efren Nunez, Senior Planning Project Manager
(305) 416-1402
EfrenNunez@miamigov.com  

Indra Alam, Public Art Manager
(305) 416-1096
ialam@miamigov.com

 

The City of Miami Public Art Division administers competitions to select artists to create artwork for selected capital improvement projects. When available, notices about these competitions will be posted to this web page.

Current Notice(s):

 

Past Notice(s):

West End Park – Deadline February 25, 2022(PDF, 2MB) (Awarded)

Fairlawn Community Park – Deadline February 25, 2022(PDF, 2MB) (Awarded)

For additional information please contact the Public Art Division at 305-416-1402.

Coming Soon:

  • Armbrister Park – Community Center
  • Moore Park - Gymnasium
  • Elizabeth Virrick Park - Aquatic Center
  • Alice Wainwright Park – Visitors Center
  • Shenandoah Park – Aquatic Center (Awarded)
  • Bay of Pigs Memorial Park (Awarded)
  • Gold Star Family Memorial Park (Awarded)

 

Permanently Sited

 The City’s artwork collection includes permanently sited and integrated works. Artwork is commissioned through a public process. The City stewards and maintains its artwork through an ongoing program of coordinated conservation activities, which include inspections, major restorative work and routine maintenance.

Portable Works of Art

The City's portable works collection is a collection of artwork in various forms of media, representing a diverse group of artists collected by the City since 1967. The collection includes sculptures, paintings, mixed media, prints, photography and textiles.

We invite you to navigate your own course through the City and discover art in unexpected places. In addition to the artworks listed on our interactive map, we hope that you will venture into Miami's many neighborhoods and find other engaging works of art. We hope you are inspired, delighted, and challenged along the way. Enjoy your journey.

Miami Public Art Map

On January 12, 2017, the City of Miami Commission pursuant to Ordinance No. #13657, re-established the Art in Public Places Program. The Program specifies that 1.5% of eligible public capital improvement project funds be set aside for the commission, purchase, and installation of artworks in a variety of public settings.

Public Art Ordinance - City Code - Public Art Board, Administration, Funding
Public Art Ordinance - Zoning - Public Art Applicability

Cultural and Educational

Pursuant to Section Sec. 62-661 of the Art in Public Places Program, grants will be awarded based on available funding and upon the adoption of Phase II of the Program. Grants may be awarded for cultural, education, community outreach or advocacy purposes, which may include social practice art. Artwork should be designed to promote the visual and performing arts as identified in the Public Art Master Plan.

Restoration or Rehabilitation of Historic Resources

Pursuant to Section Sec. 62-661 of the Art in Public Places Program, grants will be awarded based on available funding and upon the adoption of Phase II of the Program. Grants may be awarded for the following:

  • The restoration or rehabilitation of either publicly or privately owned historic resources that are individually designated or identified as contributing structures within a locally designated historic district.
  • Public improvements within a historic district as identified in the Public Art Master Plan.

For additional information on the AIPP Board, including members, meeting calendar and minutes, please visit the City's Legislative Hub - Art in Public Places Board.

Rotating & Temporary Art Exhibits / Special Projects
Cultural and Educational Grants

Efren Nunez, Senior Planning Project Manager
(305) 416-1402
EfrenNunez@miamigov.com

Public Art Manager

Indra Alam, Public Art Manager
(305) 416-1096
ialam@miamigov.com

Restoration or Rehabilitation of Historic Resources Grants

Kenneth Kalmis, Preservation Officer
(305) 416-1551
kkalmis@miamigov.com