Art in Public Places (AIPP) PROGRAM


The City of Pomona is dedicated to preserving and building on the inventory of existing public art within the community. Towards that goal, the City Council established the Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) in 2011 that includes both a public art for private development component and a public acquisitions and donations component. With original public artwork located throughout the City, Pomona will truly be known as a place for art.




The AIPP includes a public art requirement for private development. Eligible development projects may either provide public art on site or contribute to an in-lieu fee fund towards the installation of public art elsewhere in the city. Before spending these funds, the City of Pomona must first put out a Call for Artists (Request for Qualifications) to establish a bench of artists from which to expend these in-lieu fee funds. This call is being initiated by the City of Pomona’s Planning Division, in consultation with the Cultural Arts Commission and its Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and will run between March 21 to May 16, 2019. See Call for Artists for more details.


The AIPP Policies and Guidelines Manual lays out a framework for public art for private development and public art donations and acquisitions. It contains program goals, objectives, definitions, acceptable types of artwork, and other guidelines.

Download the AIPP Manual