Please contact Parks or City staff prior to commissioning an artist.
Approval will be considered depending on existing resources and civic priorities.
Please review the guidelines for donating public art below.
Parks is not accepting proposals for public art donations at this time.
Create and place public art in Vancouver through the:
A budget for projects that reflect civic priorities is allocated each year. Potential projects are selected from our planning initiatives, such as:
Private sector rezonings greater than 100,000 square feet are required to contribute $1.98 per buildable square foot to a public art process approved by us.
Developers may fulfill the public art commitment in one of two ways.
Developers are required to engage an experienced public art consultant to coordinate their public art process. Consultants are responsible for the preparation of art plans and the coordination of artist selection and artwork fabrication, installation, and documentation. The Public Art Committee reviews the Public Art Plan.
For developers not wanting to do art on site, 80% of the required art budget is paid to us as a contribution to the Signature Projects Fund. These contributions are pooled with contributions from the City, philanthropists, and other agencies to commission artworks of major significance at key city sites.
The Park Board is not currently accepting proposals for public art donation. Please check back for updates.
The 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.
This report summarizes the findings of the first comprehensive evaluation of the City of Vancouver's Public Art Program since it began in 1991.
Procedures have been established for removing art work from public sites under City or Park Board jurisdiction.
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