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Create and place public art

Password (1984), by Alan Storey

Civic Public Art Program

A budget for projects that reflect civic priorities is allocated each year. Potential projects are selected from City planning initiatives, such as:

  • Infrastructure and parks development projects.
  • City buildings and other City undertakings.
  • Needs and interests of particular communities.
  • Current public art plans.

Private Sector Development Program

Private sector rezonings greater than 100,000 square feet are required to contribute $1.81 per buildable foot to a public art process approved by the City.

Donating public art or memorials

Interested donors are encouraged to contact Parks or City staff prior to commissioning an artist. The selection process and potential will be considered in light of existing civic priorities. Please review the guidelines below regarding donations of public art.

Public Art policies and guidelines

Information for artists

Civic Commission Process

Considerations for Artists Submitting to Public Art Competitions

Donating public art

Guidelines for Accepting Gifts of Art Intended for Long-term Placement at Public Sites Under City Jurisdiction 

Park Board guidelines for the donation of public art or memorials

Placing public art

De-accession Guidelines

  • For removing art work from public sites under City or Park Board jurisdiction.

Murals

City of Vancouver Mural Guidelines - Land Use and Development Policies and Guidelines

Park Board Mural Guidelines

Public Art Committee

  • Provides advice and guidance to City council and staff, civic agencies, developers, and citizens on public art matters, including the Public Art Program.

Public Art Review Plan

This report summarizes the findings of the first comprehensive evaluation of the City of Vancouver's Public Art Program since it began in 1991.

Private Development Guidelines and Policies [Retired]

These guidelines are currently being updated to reflect revisions recently adopted by City Council. Please contack Bryan Newson (604-871-6002), if you have questions about the public art program.

Bylaws

Public Art Committe Bylaw 6870

  • Bylaw that establishes the creation and responsibilities of a Public Art Committee.

Sign Bylaw 6510 

  • Regulates the number, type, form, appearance, and location of signs according to zoning districts and uses within a district.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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More ways to contact us

Learn about the Year of Reconciliation artworks

Meet the artists selected to create artwork for an eight-month public exhibition related to Vancouver's Year of Reconciliation.

Platforms artworks

Contact Public Art

Address
Public Art
City of Vancouver
501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

publicart@vancouver.ca

Contact ArtsFinder

Address
ArtsFinder Coordinator
Arts, Culture, and Environment
Park Board
2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Phone: 604-257-8495

artsinfo@vancouver.ca

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Last modified: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:30:11

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