Chapter 1 General Principles
“Public artwork installation plan” as referred to in these regulations shall mean the creation, event planning, public participation, educational promotion, management and maintenance and other related matters.
“Implementing agency” as referred to in these regulations shall mean that implementing agency (organization) implementing the public building or significant public construction project.
“Review agency” as referred to in these regulations shall mean the central government agency, special municipality, county, or city tasked with reviewing public artwork.
“Valuation meeting” as referred to in these regulations shall mean that meeting composed of professionals assisting the implementing agency to purchase public artwork at a reasonable price based on their knowledge of the art marketplace.
These regulations shall govern the review, implementation, rewards for, and other matters concerning public artwork installation plans.
Special municipality, county, or city governments shall be responsible for reviewing public artwork installation plans at significant public construction projects and at public buildings in their area of jurisdiction.
The central government shall be responsible for reviewing public artwork installation plans that occur at significant public construction projects that involve two or more special municipalities, counties, or cities. It shall invite the relevant local government to send a representative to attend related meetings. For agencies that have not established a Public Artwork Review Committee (the "PAWR Committee"), the PAWR Committee of the MOC shall be responsible for conducting the review.
Where the budget for the public artwork installation is under NT$300,000, the implementing agency may handle public artwork educational promotion or request that the special municipality, county, or city government handle public-art related matters.
Where the budget for installing the public artwork exceeds NT$300,000, the implementing agency, with the assent of the reviewing committee, may remit all or a portion of public artwork funds to the relevant special municipality, county, or city government to plan and implement public art-related matters.
Results from the hosting of the items mentioned in the two preceding items shall be reported to the reviewing agency for its reference.
Where the general theme of a public owned building or significant public construction project coincides with the spirit of public artwork, the implementing agency may forward engineering drawings, explanations, models, or CAD drawings used to obtain the review certificate as well as an explanation of how the budget for public artwork was expended to the MOC’s Public Artwork Review Committee as an application package for a review. The special municipality, county, or city government of the locale where the building/construction project is located may send its opinion to the committee; where the committee so affirms, said building/construction shall be deemed public artwork.
Implementing agencies receiving approval under the previous clause may initiate public artwork plans without regard for regulations related to this Act. After construction has finished, said agency is to submit a final report to the MOC and the special municipality, county, or city government of the locale where the building/construction project is located for reference.
Where the PAWR Committee passes the application package mentioned in the preceding article, the implementing agency shall create a budget for public artwork as outlined in Article 9 of this Act to be expended on public artwork-related affairs planned and implemented by the special municipality, county, or city government or on public participation, educational promotion, and marketing related to, or beautification of the area around, the public artwork. Of this, 20 percent shall be earmarked for an award for engineering design services (not to exceed NT$5 million).