Public Art Network
Public Art can celebrate a community's history or a particular site, inspire people to look at their environment in a new way, and bring creativity into the public realm. Public Art is also a central part of community building and local cultural development. As such, the Creative City Network of Canada is committed to connecting everyone involved in public art such as artists, public art officers, curators, conservators, installation crews, foundries, private donors, businesses and citizens to raise the level of Public Art practice in communities across Canada. Here are a few examples of what we're working on!
The Public Art Toolkit is intended as a guide when planning a public art program or evaluating an existing one, and contains resources for the management of public art projects. The Public Art Toolkit includes: public art overview; different points of views; details on all phases of completing a public art project/program; links to examples and resources from around the world; detailed case studies and project examples of varying scales; illustrative photos from public art projects; and a compilation of links to key web-based resources. From this valuable resource, communities will gain enhanced knowledge on planning and maintaining public art projects and programs, and will develop better capacity to deliver such projects and programs.
- The CCNC has a variety of public art resources currently accessible to the public that can be found on our Research Hub.