ART IN PUBLIC SPACES MASTER PLAN PROJECT
The City of Campbell River has begun work on the development of an Art in Public Spaces Master Plan. In late 2017, City Council endorsed a proposal to develop a master plan and policy to support and deliver art in public spaces that will meet the needs of the community now and into the future.
What is Art in Public Spaces?
Art in public spaces strengthens community identity and culture by developing “spirit of place” through the commissioning, collecting and incorporation of unique works of art. It is art work in the public realm that is free and accessible to everyone, and it can take many forms.
It can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape and heighten our awareness or question our assumptions.
And, the process and result of artists’ creativity and ideas in developing public spaces can be:
- large or small
- abstract or realistic
- temporary or permanent
- active or passive
- any medium
Why do we need an Art in Public Spaces Master Plan?
This work will help the City manage existing projects and better plan and budget for future projects.
An Art in Public Spaces Master Plan will:
- Identify the potential for public art within the City of Campbell River;
- Outline governance, funding and operational policies and procedures for implementing a public art program.
- Identify priority sites and potential themes for public art through community art, capital projects and developer/private sector programs.
- Provide a broad, guiding and working document for City staff for the delivery of the public art program.
- Link to other key planning documents, such as Refresh Downtown, the Sustainable Official Community Plan and relevant initiatives, bylaws and policies.
The planning process takes place over four phases, with completion anticipated in 2019
Still to Come…
The dates have yet to be set but stay tuned for more opportunities to have your say. We’ll host a number of upcoming opportunities throughout August and into the fall, including:
- Artists Café
- Arts and Culture Community Think Tank
- Developers Forum
- BIA and Neighbourhood Associations Forum
- Walking Tour
- Youth Contest
- Public Survey
- Public Open House
We will regularly update this page. Be sure to check back for more information!
Please contact the City of Campbell River’s Recreation and Culture Department at firstname.lastname@example.org