Art Loan Program
Public Art’s Art Loan Program makes a variety of prints, photographs and other works on paper available to University of Houston administrative units and academic departments for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal. The program reflects our interest in making art widely available to our diverse publics and furthers our mission of engaging academic and global communities in an open forum to promote dialogue about visual arts and its relevance to contemporary life. The Art Loan Program is currently limited to the University of Houston but expansion to other locations within the UH System is planned.
Public Art’s Art Loan Program was established in part through a generous donation from Mrs. Barbara B. Hodges of Pinehurst, Texas.
Artwork is available for placement in managed public areas and/or departmental shared workspaces across the University of Houston. To protect and ensure the safety of the loaned artwork, Public Art UHS requires that they be installed in as close proximity to departmental attendants as possible and in spaces that are locked during non-working hours. Additionally, artworks shall be hung away from direct sunlight, windows, and heating or air conditioning units. Public Art UHS staff members will evaluate the suitability of any proposed spaces prior to delivery and will determine if site conditions are acceptable.
UH faculty and staff interested in borrowing artwork through the Art Loan Program must work through their relevant administrative units and/or academic departments to participate. In order to maximize opportunities for wide public engagement, interested departments shall provide estimates on daily foot traffic of proposed spaces as well as describe how these spaces are routinely used.
In order to borrow artworks, interested administrative units and academic departments (Borrowing Entities) should submit a completed Art Loan Request Form. Since available artworks change throughout the year, prospective participants should contact Ileana Yordan, Program Manager, to explore available options.
Borrowing Entities are responsible for a per object flat fee of $300, payable at the beginning of the two-year loan period. This nonrefundable fee helps Public Art UHS manage the Art Loan Program as well as offsets any costs directly related to the upkeep and maintenance of the artworks. Additional per object fees of $300 will be collected for any subsequent two-year term renewals.