Public art at the airport is funded through airport revenues and bonds. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport operates as a self-sustaining facility. The airport generates revenue to pay for its operating costs and fund future improvements.
Funds for the Public Art Masterplan, Airport Entrance AIPP Project, and Terminal Expansion AIPP Project come from the Terminal/Apron Expansion Project funds.
By ordinance, 2% of eligible capital improvement project budgets, like the Terminal/Apron Expansion Project, are allocated to commission or purchase art for that site. Austin’s Public Art Collection is found at sites such as the airport, convention center, libraries, parks, police stations, recreation centers, and streetscapes, enhancing public spaces for all residents and visitors to our city. The ordinance is administered through Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department.