The Percent for Art Program was enacted by the New Hampshire State Legislature in 1979 through RSA 19-A:9 and RSA 19-A:10 and authorizes one half of one percent of the Capital Budget appropriation for new state buildings (or significant renovations) to be set aside in a non-lapsing account for the acquisition or commissioning of artwork.*
The Percent for Art Program is dedicated to aesthetically enriching our state funded buildings, enhancing the effectiveness of the services provided in state buildings through the art that is displayed there and making the arts more available to our citizens.
The program takes a unique approach to the acquisition of artwork by creating a Site Selection Committee that engages in a process where planners, architects, state employees, art professionals and private citizens collaborate in the selection, commissioning or purchasing of works of art by artists and craftspeople for state buildings. The themes developed by the committee and the artwork selected often help the agencies housed within the building to better meet their mission.
This application is for existing artworks only. Please click here for the current RFP and accompanying guidelines. The proposal deadline for this program is November 23, 2018.