- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 35. Public Buildings, Works, and Improvements
- Chapter 27. Art Works in Public Buildings and Facilities
- Section 20. Art Requirements For Public Buildings and Facilities.
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AS 35.27.020. Art Requirements For Public Buildings and Facilities.
- (a) A building or facility constructed after June 30, 1975, or remodeled or renovated after June 30, 1975, shall include
works of art, including but not limited to sculptures, paintings, murals or objects relating to Native art.
- (b) The department, before preparing plans and specifications for buildings and facilities, shall consult with the Alaska
State Council on the Arts regarding the desirability of inclusion of works of art.
- (c) At least one percent or, in the case of a rural school facility, at least one-half of one percent of the construction
cost of a building or facility approved for construction by the legislature after September 1, 1977, will be reserved
for the following purposes: the design, construction, mounting and administration of works of art in a school, office
building, court building, vessel of the marine highway system, or other building or facility which is subject to
substantial public use.
- (d) A building or facility with an estimated construction cost of less than $250,000 is exempt from the requirements of
this chapter unless inclusion of works of art in the design and construction of the building or facility is
specifically authorized by the department.
- (e) The artist who executes these works of art shall be selected by the architect for the department with the approval of
the department, after consultation with the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the principal user of the public
buildings or facilities.
- (f) The artist who executes these works of art in the public schools shall be selected by the superintendent of a school
district in which a public school is to be built with the approval of the school board. Should the department find in
the best interest of the state that the selection of the artist who executes these works of art by the superintendent
may result in a cost overrun to the state or delay of construction, the department shall make the selection of the
artist in consultation with the superintendent.
- (g) The architect, superintendent, department, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts shall encourage the use of state
cultural resources in these art works and the selection of Alaska resident artists for the commission of these art
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