(20 ILCS 3105/14)
(from Ch. 127, par. 783.01)
(a) It is the purpose of this Act to provide for the promotion
and preservation of the arts by securing suitable works of art for the
adornment of public buildings constructed or subjected to major renovation by
the State or which utilize State funds, and thereby reflecting the diverse cultural heritage of Illinois, with emphasis on the works of Illinois artists.
(b) As used in this Act, "works of art" shall apply to and include
paintings, prints, sculptures, graphics, mural decorations, stained glass,
statues, bas reliefs, ornaments, fountains, ornamental
gateways, or other creative works which reflect form, beauty and aesthetic
(c) Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1979, and for each
succeeding fiscal year thereafter, for construction projects managed by the Capital Development Board, the Capital Development Board shall set
aside 1/2 of 1 percent of the amount authorized and appropriated for
construction or reconstruction of each public building financed in whole or in
part by State funds and generally accessible to and used by the public for
purchase and placement of suitable works of art in such public buildings. The
location and character of the work or works of art to be installed in such
public buildings shall be determined by the Chairperson of the Illinois Arts Council, in consultation with the designing architect. The work or works of art shall be in a permanent and prominent location.
(d) There is created a Fine Arts Review Committee consisting of the
architect, the Chairperson of the Illinois Arts Council or his or her designee, who shall serve as the chair of the Committee, the
Director of the Illinois State Museum or his or her designee, and a representative of the using agency.
The Committee, after such study as it deems necessary, shall recommend three
artists or works of art in order of preference. The Chairperson of the Illinois Arts Council will make the final selection from among the recommendations
submitted. The Illinois Arts Council shall provide administrative support for the Fine Arts Review Committee and may promulgate rules to implement this subsection.
(e) Subsection (c) does not apply to construction projects for which the amount appropriated is less than $1,000,000.
(f) The Capital Development Board shall enter into a contract with the artist, or with the owner of the work or works of art, selected by the Chairperson of the Illinois Arts Council as provided in subsection (d) of this Section. The total amount of the contract or contracts shall not exceed the amount set aside pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section. If the Capital Development Board cannot reach an agreement with the artist or owner of the work or works of art, then the Board shall notify the Chairperson of the Illinois Arts Council, and the Chairperson may select a different artist or work or works of art from the three recommendations made by the Fine Arts Review Committee.
(Source: P.A. 98-572, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)