Our Continuing Goals and Vision
Art in Public Places is a nonprofit organization rooted in the community of Bend, OR. Funded by the Bend Foundation, the Be Part of Art campaign, and private donations, AiPP enriches the experience of Bend by bringing permanent art installations to public spaces throughout the city.
The overarching goal of AiPP is to continue to grow Bend’s collection of public art in real and meaningful ways, transforming the city into a destination for art appreciators everywhere.
The Selection Process
Each piece of art commissioned by AiPP undergoes an extensive vetting process to determine its overall value to the Bend community. Elements taken into consideration include:
• Level of artistic excellence
• Innovative qualities
• Ability to enhance a particular natural landscape or enliven a specific public space
AiPP’s calls for art are open to professional artists residing in the western and southwest regions of the U.S. who demonstrate prior experience with public art projects, including familiarity with site-specific design and materials suitable for public outdoor settings.