Public Art has a long history in Tarpon Springs, but lacked an organized structure to help efforts flourish. In 2007 the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee (TSPAC) was formed. Appointed by the City’s Board of Commissioners, the TSPAC administers the Public Art Program.
Funding for Public Art in any city is derived mostly from a percentage of new building construction. Private donors can lend their support for a specific project or to match existing city funds. Grants also provide funding.
CURRENT CALL TO ARTISTS:
ARTIST PROJECT SUBMISSION FORMS:
City Liaison Diane Wood, Director of Cultural & Civic Services
Phone: (727) 942-5605
E mail: email@example.com
PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE:
Joan Jennings, Chair
CITY STAFF SUPPORT:
Diane Wood, Director of Cultural & Civic Services
Marissa Schumacher, Department Administrator, Cultural & Civic Services
To access TSPAC Meeting Minutes –>
Visit the City of Tarpon Springs Public Document Access (click here)
Search Type: From the drop-down menu, select “City Clerk – Other Board Meeting Minutes”
Board Name: From the drop-down menu, select “Public Art Committee”
If you are interested in serving on the TSPAC, please complete the City Board Application (click here) and send it to the City Clerk’s Office at 410 N. Ring Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW PROJECT PROPOSAL
Do you have a public art project you would like the Public Art Committee to review?
Download these forms:
Complete in full and email to Diane Wood, email@example.com or drop off completed proposal to: Attention Diane Wood, Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, Mon.-Fri., 10 AM-4 PM.
The TSPAC keeps a registry of artists locally, nationally, and internationally.
Current Artist Registry (updated October 2019)