North Tahoe Public Art Charter:
North Tahoe Public Art Charter Public art creates a sense of community and can transform a normal street or city block into a place for private reflection. Public art should facilitate emotion, inspire thought and communication while beautifying one’s sense of space. It is the mission of the North Tahoe Public Art, (NTPA) program to enhance and preserve the natural beauty and history of North Lake Tahoe through visual arts that promote environmental stewardship and cultural unity. The North Tahoe Public Art program is a partnership between North Tahoe Arts, (NTA) North Tahoe Business Association, (NTBA) and Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, (TTCF) three non profit organizations collaborating to create a unique cultural public art program throughout the communities of North Lake Tahoe. While staff and volunteers of all three non-profit organizations will change over time, the charter of the NTPA program should remain true to the original mission and intent. Upon mutual consent of NTA and NTBA, NTBA's roles in the program may change or diminish over time. It is the intent of this partnership that neither NTBA or NTA will profit from the North Tahoe Public Art program or partnership. Art selection and placement will be in various forms, including murals, sculptures, streetscapes and environmental art. Art selected for the public art program will not contain lettering, graphics or symbols that can be offensive in nature based on religious beliefs, racial or lifestyle equality. The NTPA program will consist of both permanent and temporary art installations and exhibits. The NTPA program will strongly consider and promote art that is environmentally sound. Utilizing reclaimed, locally sourced materials or natural minerals for art creation will be a high priority. Art placement should be blended with natural landscape in a way that enhances the beauty and natural environment of the region. All art selection and placement will follow well documented processes including Call to Artists, Jury Selection and committee approvals before installation. It is the priority of NTPA to work with regional artists for submission of art for any call or invitation to artists. Though a priority will be placed on utilizing regional artists, call or invites to artists should include national and international artists when appropriate.