To ensure that the most appropriate artists are selected for projects, the Arts Council combines jury review with active community participation. The Public Art Commission decides on a selection method for each project by choosing one or a variation of the following options:
1. Interview: The jury selects a small number of candidate artists. The candidates are interviewed by the Art Committee, who makes the final selection.
2. Direct Purchase: The jury reviews existing art and recommends works for acquisition to the Art Committee who makes the final selection.
3. Request for Proposal: Proposals are solicited from artists. The jury selects finalists, who may be paid to refine and present their proposals. The jury makes the final decision with advice from the Art Committee.
4. Artist Roster: Periodically, a jury selects a pool of thirty artists from the slide registry to be considered for small projects and design consultations. When an opportunity becomes available, the commissioning group selects artists(s) from the roster based on review of the artists' slides and subsequent interviews.