Ithaca College supports the efforts of student artists who wish to display their work. Installing art outside of gallery settings, however, can pose unique problems if proper planning does not occur. The College is pleased to assist student artists in their efforts through the following review process, a process whose intent is to ensure that sites for installations are appropriate.
A student who wishes to display artwork in a public location on campus must submit a proposal to the dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences. The proposal will be evaluated by a committee that consists of the dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, the chairperson of the Department of Art, and the associate vice president for student affairs and campus life. The committee will consult with other individuals (instructor, facility manager, associate vice president for facilities management, director of public safety, etc.) as needed to evaluate the suitability of the artwork to be installed in relation to the location proposed for the installation. This evaluation will focus primarily on issues of safety and security. The student's proposal should include his or her conception of the installation, the specific site for the installation, how long the artwork will be displayed, and any other information that would assist the committee membership in the evaluation. The College retains the right to determine which materials are displayed in certain public locations.
Student artists should check with facility managers directly if they wish to use display cases in certain buildings (e.g., Campus Center, Park Hall) to exhibit their artwork.
Last Updated: August 15, 2001