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.
Gallery settings would include the Handwerker Gallery, display locations throughout Ceracche, and in the Art History space in Gannett.
Students must remove the installation promptly at the end of the noted time.
A student who wishes to display artwork in a public location on campus for a short-term class assignment (less than 48 hours) must have their project and installation method approved by the faculty for that course. They must inform the appropriate representatives from Facilities (firstname.lastname@example.org), Environmental health and Safety (email@example.com) and the H&S Dean’s Office (HSDean@ithaca.edu) at least 2 business days prior to installation of the artwork. The information shared must include the conception of the installation, the specific site for the installation, and the date(s) the artwork will be displayed. Students must remove the installation promptly at the end of the noted time.
A student who wishes to display artwork in a public location on campus outside of the context of an academic assignment must submit a proposal to the dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences. Proposals must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the date that they would like the installation displayed. The proposal will be evaluated by a committee that consists of the dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences (or their designee); the chairperson of the Department of Art, Art History, and Architecture; the executive director for student affairs and campus life; a representative from Facilities; and a representative from Environmental Health and Safety. 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 their 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 in the evaluation. The committee will respond to the request within 4 business days.
All student artwork displayed anywhere on campus must be accompanied by signage indicating the following: the name of the artwork; the name of the artist; a brief statement of the project's conceptual content; and the name of the class and faculty instructor (if appropriate).
The College retains the right to determine which materials are displayed in certain public locations.
Last Updated: August 29, 2023