In the early 1970’s, several cities adopted"one-percent-for-the-arts" policies. One percent of public capital spending had to be spent for art that enriched public spaces. Today more than 100 communities have adopted such provisions. Some- like Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, San Francisco and San Jose – have increased the requirements to 1.5 or 2%.
The Houston/Harris County Cultural Arts Council has compiled a comparison of programs.