Tampa Public Art - Definitions

Accession: The procedure followed to accept and record the artwork into the permanent collection.

Acquisition: The inclusion of artwork in a permanent art collection whether through commission, purchase, gift, exchange or other means.

Administrator: A staff member responsible for the administration of the City Of Tampa's Public Art Program.

Architectural Review Commission: A mayoral-appointed committee responsible for the review of construction in historic districts.

Art in Public Places Program/TPA: The program was established to implement the City of Tampa's "Public Art (Chapter 4, City of Tampa Code).

Art Selection Panel: The panel convened to review the project and select the artist(s) to be commissioned or artwork(s) to be purchased.

Art Professional Panelist: An individual appointed by the Public Art Committee to serve on an Art Selection Panel. Generally on art historian, artist, arts administrator, critic, curator, or designer (other than the Project Architect).

Artist: A person who practices the visual arts as a professional. Indications of a person's status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, income realized through the sole or commission of artwork, frequent or consistent art exhibition, placement of artwork in public institutions or museums, receipt of awards, and honors, and training in the arts.

Works of Art / Artworks: A tangible creation by an artist exhibiting the highest quality of skill and aesthetic principles, including but not limited to paintings, sculptures, stained glass, engravings, carvings, frescos, mobiles, murals, collages, mosaics, bas-reliefs, tapestries, photographs, drawings, monuments, and fountains.

CIP Project (a.k.a. Municipal Construction Project); any project paid for wholly or in part by the City of Tampa regardless of the source of the money to construct, remodel, or reconstruct any public buildings, decorative or commemorative structures, parking facilities, and parks or any portion of any of the aforesaid belonging to the City within its geographical boundaries as they now exist or shall exist in the future.

City: Tampa, Florida.

Commercial Structure: Any building or structure all or part of which is to be used as an auditorium, private convention center, professional or commercial office, bank, private library (other than school), manufacturing plant, factory, assembly plant, processing plant, mill, warehouse, shopping mall store, shop, market, hotel, storage building, freight depot, and private automobile parking structure which is not connected to or incorporated in other structures.

  • Commercial Structure shall include developmental projects involving more than one phase of construction.
  • Phase shall mean that portion of a developmental project representing a completed portion of the entire commercial structure.

Construction Costs: the total value of the construction of, or reconstruction work on, commercial structures as determined by the building official of the City in issuing a building permit for such construction or reconstruction. Relative to a municipal construction project, construction costs shall include architectural and engineering fees, site work and contingency allowances. It does not include the land acquisition or subsequent changes to the construction contract. All construction costs shall be calculated as of the date the contract is executed. Although the final Public Art Fund allocation shall be calculated based on the construction costs as of the date the contract is executed. A preliminary allocation shall be based on the estimated costs at the time of budget appropriation.

Core Review Group: The group consists of a representative of the (Design and Sponsor) Departments, the architect, and the TPA Program, that meets with the artist on a regular basis to review and approve design, fabrication, and installation.

Deacquisition: The indefinite removal of an artwork from the permanent display, whether it is disposed of or not.

Deaccession: The removal of an artwork from a permanent collection through agreed-upon procedures.

Design Department: The City Department oversees the design of the project.

Design Team: A situation where the artist collaborates with project designers on the design of the entire facility or aspects of the facility.

Project Designer: The architect, landscape architect, engineer, and designer, responsible for designing the CIP project, including all designated members of a business or firm, or city staff, if the project is designed in-house.

Public Art: Artwork in a public place, that is visually accessible to the public, often sponsored through the auspices of a public agency.

public Art Committee: A group of citizens appointed by the Mayor to oversee program planning, site selection, art acquisition, artist selection process, review of design, fabrication, and installation of artwork, maintenance, oversight, and removal of artwork from the City's collection.

Reconstruction: Alterations or repairs made to a commercial or municipal structure within any twelve (12) month period in which alterations or repairs exceed fifty (50%) of the value of: said existing structure so that the structure is required to conform to the requirements for new buildings pursuant to Chapter 5 of the City of Tampa Code.

User Department, Occupant Department, or Sponsor Department: The City department(s) that will use or occupy the facility upon completion.

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