Trish Salerno, executive director of Arts Kentucky, a statewide service and advocacy organization, led the call for action last week during a meeting at the Urban Design Studio on South Third Street.
Percent-for-art programs set aside a percentage, usually 1-3 percent, of a building or site constructionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s budget for art that will be integrated into the site.Salerno
estimated there are more than 300 city, county and state percent-for-art programs nationwide.
When Arts Kentucky
held an Emerging Arts Leaders get-together last fall, the Ã¢â‚¬Å"number one burning issue was percent-for-art,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Salerno