- Embracing Placemaking - express the evolving physical, cultural, and social identities that define us;
- Encouraging social cohesion and cultural understanding - public art as a catalyst for discourse, social engagement and reinforcing social connectivity;
- Empowering artists, arts organizations and community groups to take greater ownership of the public realm;
- Embracing digital and social media technology to assist in accessibility, share stories and bring people to places; and
- Encouraging public health and belonging through active living and social connectedness essential to mental health.
The Policy also outlines a range of processes for commissioning or acquiring art for installation in public places within Hamilton that include: Publicly Commissioned Art; Donated Art; Community Art; Temporary Art; Integrated Art; and Privately Commissioned Art in Public Places.
The following policies, programs and guidelines support these processes:
- Public Art Master Plan and Call for Artists Policy
- Art and Monuments Donation Policy (PDF, 25 KB) and Process (PDF, 31 KB)
- Community Art Toolkit (in development)
- Placemaking Grant Pilot Program (in development)
We are grateful to the citizens and staff who helped shape the Policy. View the Council Report that includes consultation details (PDF, 168 KB).
Banner image credits (LtoR): Scott McDonald; John Haney and Carey Jernigan; Sylvia Nickerson, Matt McInnes, Becky Katz and members of the Beasley community; Joseph Ernest Gause
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