They will be asked to set aside 0.75 per cent of construction costs for sculptures and other artwork.
The scheme, called Percentage for Art, was launched by Environment Minister Freddie Cohen this week following a period of public consultation.
It is entirely voluntary.
He envisages that developers behind large developments, such as the waterfront, could pool their ‘percentage’ and put the money towards larger art projects such as a national gallery.
‘I want to encourage developers of larger schemes in Jersey to deliver buildings of the highest quality from which people draw pride,’ said Senator Cohen.