Town of Frederick Art Master Plan

This art master plans strive to identify the vision and future direction for public art in communities and to establish goals and action steps to implement the vision.

by University of Colorado Denver, College of Architecture and Planning

The Frederick Arts Commission was established by ordinance in 2000 by the Board of Trustees as an advisory body to the board for the administration of the Art in Public Places Program. Commission responsibilities include advising the Board of Trustees on what art projects to pursue, where to place such art, and with which artists to commission these projects. Frederick’s Art in Public Places Program was established by ordinance in 1999 by the Board of Trustees. The proposed guidelines and principals aim to strengthen Frederick’s identity by reinforcing connectivity between neighborhoods, parks and community spaces. With thoughtful art placement in key trail and infrastructure systems, town gateways and neighborhood entryways, both Frederick’s cohesiveness as a town and uniqueness as a creative community will be strengthened. Short and long term strategies will also help phasing where necessary, especially with regard to future infrastructure, commercial and residential areas to address Frederick’s future as a rapidly growing community.

In addition, the art master plan provides a framework for decision making as the art commission and residents of Frederick address not only art placement, but also support for local artists in the creation of work that is more varied. The subsequent value of these considerations can also be seen from an economic standpoint, in terms of the potential for increased tourism and revenue generated by the town’s art scene.

Consideration of the full potential of city-scale art integration will help ensure that Frederick maintains a strong cultural presence on a regional scale.

Attached document published September 2017

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