|1 Purpose of this policy|
|3 Project identification|
|4 Selection methods for artists & art works|
|5 Selection review panel|
|6 Project documentation & registration|
|7 Civic projects|
|8 Private sector projects|
|9 Community projects|
|10 Public art reserve|
|11 Collection management|
|12 De-accessioning public art|
1 To promote and facilitate the integration of public art throughout Abbotsford which expresses the ideas of Artists and the community.
3 Projects appropriate for consideration as public art to be associated with new projects or facilities should:
(c) describe how the addition of public art would help to achieve or enhance other City values and objectives, such as beautification, liveability, multiculturalism, cultural or environmental interpretations, social wellness, safety, or heritage enhancement;
5 City staff will act as a resource to selection panels, providing an analysis of materials, construction, scale, costs, durability, public access, and safety, as they relate to the ability of the City to maintain and/or accommodate the proposed art works.
7 Ideally, public art should be incorporated at the planning stages in the development of new facilities so that it may be a core component of the project. To enrich such projects, collaboration between City staff, Artists, engineers, design professionals, and the community is encouraged.
(2) The private sector is encouraged to participate voluntarily in the development of public art in conjunction with new construction proposals. Development Permit timelines may be modified to allow for participation by developers.
9 (1) Opportunities may arise for Artists and the public to express their individual and collective ideas through Public Art as a means to support the arts, build community responsibility, enhance local character, and strengthen Abbotsford's identity.
(2) Community process is evaluated by the level and diversity of community participation, as demonstrated by donated funds, materials, and services. Artistic merit is evaluated by the quality of production, project innovation, relevance to site, and significance to the community.
11 The public art collection is managed according to appropriate professional inventory and documentation practices.
12 The City will provide a clear method for determining whether a public art work should be removed.