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Posted on: December 12, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Public Art Program Offers Matching Funds for Public Art in Private Developments

Accepting Submissions Until June 1, 2018

NORFOLK, VA –  Norfolk’s collection of public art is growing!   The City of Norfolk’s Public Art Program is seeking three new development projects that creatively incorporate public art.  The winning applicants will receive up to a $25,000 grant award.  Developers must match the grant award, in the form of a charitable donation, to the City of Norfolk.  The artwork will be the property of the City.  

Public Art is an integral element in Norfolk’s landscape and a proven tool for creating dynamic spaces, offering the opportunity to make a place exceptional, honor local tradition and/or history and illuminate our aspirations.  Art can bring joy, surprise, stimulation and reflection that is unique to a specific place. Notable public art can put Norfolk “on the map” in a way that brings national and even international attention, making Norfolk a more competitive location for business and tourism alike.  Public Art infuses new developments with a strong connection to the community and helps express and shape Norfolk’s identity.
Eligible project sites must be located within Norfolk city limits.  Artwork will be placed at an agreed upon, highly visible location on the project grounds to engage the maximum number of viewers. Artwork can be on a wall, window, floor, hung from the ceiling or be free-standing on the exterior or interior.
The Public Art Program will manage the artwork selection and construction process in collaboration with the developer.
To apply for matching funds, contact Alan Boring, Department of Development at or 757.664.431