The City of Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) announces a new program that provides up to $2,000 in matching funds for public art projects. Funded through the Iowa City Public Art Program, visual, audio, or performance-based art such as sculpture, murals, performances, readings, interactive exhibits, video projections, soundscapes, spoken word, and other mediums will be considered.

To be eligible, proposals must be for projects that will be publicly accessible and viewable within Iowa City city limits. Art may be displayed or performed on private property with  property owner permission.

Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Final selections will be determined by members of PAAC. Applications for the first quarter are due Wednesday, Nov. 25 by 5 p.m. Proposals should be sent to Marcia Bollinger with the City’s Neighborhood and Development Services Department at Subsequent quarterly deadlines are Jan. 22, April 22, and July 22, 2016.

The application and call to artists, which includes additional information on selection criteria, submission requirements, eligible expenses and other conditions for the program, are available at

For more information, contact Marcia Bollinger at 319-356-5237 or

Date of publication

Thursday, October 29, 2015