Chapter 4: Selection methods and selection meeting
The executing task force, depending on the special characteristics of the building/construction project or site, budget, and other conditions, shall utilize one or more of the following selection methods upon approval by the review committee:
1. Open selection: Public artwork installation plans are to be solicited by public announcement, after which a selection meeting is held to choose a suitable plan.
2. Selection by invitation: Two or more artists or groups are invited to put forth plans based on criteria created after an evaluation, after which a selection meeting is held to choose a suitable plan.
3. Commissioned work: An artist or group is invited to present two or more plans based on criteria created after an evaluation, after which a selection meeting is held to choose a suitable plan.
4. Purchase: Based on criteria created after an evaluation, a suitable piece of public artwork is selected.
Where the method of selection is open selection, selection documents shall be posted on the MOC’s website for public artwork, and an informational meeting held. Except where the review committee so agrees, the following lower limits shall apply to the announcement period:
1. Where plan expenditures exceed NT$10 million: 45 days.
2. Where plan expenditures are between NT$300,000 and NT$10 million: 30 days.
Where the method chosen is selection by invitation or commissioned work, a list of the selected and alternative artists/groups shall be included in the plan.
Where the method chosen is purchase, the plan shall include minutes of the valuation meeting, and a selection report need not be submitted.
Where open selection or selection by invitation is the method used, a specific expenditure amount is to be included in the tendering documents.
When carrying out the selection process as described in Article 17, the implementing agency shall establish a selection task force of between five and nine members, who are to be retained from the following:
1. Executing task force members;
2. Taiwan-based experts and scholars recommended by the executing task force.
Of these members, no fewer than one-half shall be visual arts professionals selected by category from the MOC database of public arts visual arts experts and scholars.
The convening of the selection task force, and resolutions made by said committee, shall be approved by a majority of a quorum of one-half of the task force members. Of this quorum, no fewer than one-third shall be retained experts and scholars.
Where the entire selection task force so agrees, the names of committee members may appear on the statement on selected works.