Public Art Division, Art in Public Places (AIPP)

Art In Public Places (AIPP)  

On January 12, 2017, the City of Miami Commission pursuant to Ordinance No. #13657 re-established the Art in Public Places Program. The program seeks to create a stimulating and diverse cultural environment that reflects, defines, and enhances the City's heritage, values, and visions for the future through art integrated into the architecture, infrastructure, and landscape. The Art in Public Places Program specifies that 1.5% of eligible public capital improvement project funds be set aside for the commission, purchase and installation of artworks in a variety of public settings.

Permanently Sited

 The City’s artwork collection includes permanently sited and integrated works. Artwork is commissioned through a public process. The City stewards and maintains its artwork through an ongoing program of coordinated conservation activities, which include inspections, major restorative work and routine maintenance.

Portable Works of Art

The City's portable works collection is a collection of artwork in various forms of media, representing a diverse group of artists collected by the City since 1967. The collection includes sculptures, paintings, mixed media, prints, photography and textiles.

We invite you to navigate your own course through the City and discover art in unexpected places. In addition to the artworks listed on our interactive map, we hope that you will venture into Miami's many neighborhoods and find other engaging works of art. We hope you are inspired, delighted, and challenged along the way. Enjoy your journey.

Miami Public Art Map

On January 12, 2017, the City of Miami Commission pursuant to Ordinance No. #13657, re-established the Art in Public Places Program. The Program specifies that 1.5% of eligible public capital improvement project funds be set aside for the commission, purchase, and installation of artworks in a variety of public settings.

Public Art Ordinance - City Code - Public Art Board, Administration, Funding
Public Art Ordinance - Zoning - Public Art Applicability

Cultural and Educational

Pursuant to Section Sec. 62-661 of the Art in Public Places Program, grants will be awarded based on available funding and upon the adoption of Phase II of the Program. Grants may be awarded for cultural, education, community outreach or advocacy purposes, which may include social practice art. Artwork should be designed to promote the visual and performing arts as identified in the Public Art Master Plan.

Restoration or Rehabilitation of Historic Resources

Pursuant to Section Sec. 62-661 of the Art in Public Places Program, grants will be awarded based on available funding and upon the adoption of Phase II of the Program. Grants may be awarded for the following:

  • The restoration or rehabilitation of either publicly or privately owned historic resources that are individually designated or identified as contributing structures within a locally designated historic district.
  • Public improvements within a historic district as identified in the Public Art Master Plan.

The City of Miami Public Art Division administers competitions to select artists to create artwork for selected capital improvement projects. When available, notices about these competitions will be posted to this web page.

Current Notice(s)
The link(s) below will take you to our archived web page where you can access notice information. 

Swannanoa & South Shenandoah Pocket Parks – CTA-2019-001
Submission Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)

 For additional information please contact the Public Art Division at 305-416-1402.

The Art in Public Places Ordinance was adopted on January 12, 2017. The City of Miami is seeking volunteers to serve on the Art in Public Places Board (AIPPB). No appointment shall be made by the City Commission to membership or alternate membership on AIPPB until the City Clerk has given at least thirty (30) days’ notice of the vacancies in a newspaper of general circulation. 

It is intended that members and alternate members of the AIPPB be persons of knowledge, experience, mature judgment, and background; having ability and desire to act in the public interest; and representing the various special professional training, experience, and interests required to make informed and equitable decisions concerning the artistic development of the city.

The AIPPB will be composed of nine (9) voting members and two (2) alternate members to be appointed by the Mayor and City Commission.

Eight (8) board members shall have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in the fields of fine arts, art education, museum curation, architecture, art history, urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic or product design, music, real estate development, construction management or finance. One (1) member and two (2) alternate members must have an interest in the visual and performing arts. Neither of these members is required to have a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate Degree. One (1) alternate member shall be a representative of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Superintendent of Schools shall make a recommendation to the City Commission on the appointment of the alternate member.

For additional information on the AIPP Board, including members, meeting calendar and minutes, please visit the City's Legislative Hub.

Public Art Manager

Efren Nunez, Public Art Manager / Planner II 
(305) 416-1402 
EfrenNunez@miamigov.com  

Rotating & Temporary Art Exhibits / Special Projects
Elia Sorice, Planner II / Arts Associate 
(305) 416-1424
ESorice@miamigov.com

Sergio Garrido, Planner II / Arts Associate 
(305) 416-1405  
SGarrido@miamigov.com 

Cultural and Educational Grants

Jessica Iturrey, Assistant to the Director
(305) 416-1403
JIturrey@miamigov.com

Restoration or Rehabilitation of Historic Resources Grants

Vickie Toranzo, Historic Preservation Planner 
(305) 416-1137
VToranzo@miamigov.com