Public Art Strategy

Public Art Strategy

The borough has had mixed success with public art and involving artists in development and regeneration schemes. The idea of the Public Art Strategy is to improve this situation, to ensure that the council and its partners work closely together in procuring public art and to ensure more and better public art is produced, taking into account the latest best practice. The layout and content of the strategy have been developed in accordance with best practices as outlined by Ixia, the public art think tank of the Arts Council of England.

The Public Art Strategy sets out good practice principles for the council, agencies, developers and artists, in particular aligning the influence that artists can have on the built environment with all the stages and functions of the planning application process. So developers will know when they need to engage artists and at what stage of the process, and planners will know what to look for in planning applications.

As well as giving general guidance in respect of incorporating public art into new developments, the Public Art Strategy also has a list of opportunities for bringing forward public art, and who will be responsible for delivering the opportunity.

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