One idea that I found very interesting today was the idea of providing artists with free or subsidized space to create art in exchange for a public art project. It may be a widely utilized program, but it was a new concept to me.
This could be an opportunity to partner with other organizations (Arts Council, Old Town Association, NEA, Etc) to encourage artist development in the State's first cultural district and fulfill the need for more public art.
A community was mentioned that had a program like this. I found another that does something similar.