Percent for Art Program: The Role of Public Art in Enhancing the Environment, Increasing Civic Pride and Promoting Economic Development
Pauline Kamiyama is Deputy Director of Civic Art for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. She is responsible for planning, developing and implementing what is becoming one of the largest public art programs in the country, with over 40 active projects, ranging in size from $10,000 to $1 million. The Civic Art Program, which began in 2005, allocates 1% of county capital projects for public art. The Deputy Director of Civic Art develops and articulates a broad vision for the program and oversees a team of project managers.
Ms. Kamiyama has more than 16 years of experience in the arts and culture sector, primarily in civic and community based institutions. She has managed projects with budgets ranging from $5,000 to over $1,000,000. Ms. Kamiyama is a strong advocate for community engagement with innovative problem solving and collaborative strategies. She has a particular interest in creative placemaking that brings artists, residents, business owners, civic and community stakeholders together to assess and improve the unique physical and social character of a place through creative activities. She has worked on community development initiatives around issues of homelessness, cultural diversity and equity and health and sustainability. Ms. Kamiyama has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from CSU, Fullerton and post graduate studies in public administration.