Louisville Metro Government established a Public Art Initiative in 2010 following the City’s first Public Art Master Plan. The purpose of the Public Art Initiative is to provide high quality art installations, management of the City’s permanent collection, and administrative support services to the public so that all residents and visitors may benefit from an enhanced visual environment.
The Public Art Initiative is part of the Advanced Planning department within Louisville Forward. The Initiative is supported primarily through government funds and in part by private donations.
The Commission on Public Art (COPA) is a Louisville Metro Government Commission established to advocate for public art throughout Louisville, advise on public policy including the management of the public art collection, and conduct periodic reviews of the Public Art Master Plan.
Louisville Metro is a proud member of Americans for the Arts.