Public Art Policy

Public art supports the community’s aspiration, expressed in Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2038 and more specifically in the adopted Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020 - ‘to foster a healthy, creative and culturally rich and socially connected Ku-ring-gai’ through the installation of public art works in the public domain and that these documents guide and promote the installation of public art within the Ku-ring-gai Local Government Area.

A review of the current Public Art Policy has recently been undertaken to ensure it accords with industry best practice as well as aligning with relevant objectives in Council strategies and policies. It was adopted by Council at its meeting of 18 October 2022. The Public Art Policy clearly defines public art as well as providing clarity in terms of Council’s objectives and processes for the acquisition and/or decommissioning of public art. This Policy does not apply to memorials, monuments or handmade or cultural objects, unless they are produced by an artist as defined by the Policy.

View the Public Art Policy(PDF, 8MB)

‘Love Your Local’ toolkit to help artists engage with local government

The National Association for the Visual Arts has launched Love Your Local a practical guide for artists, arts workers and organisations to working with Local Government Authorities to achieve creative and professional development goals and deliver on local council policy drivers.