Public Art and Monuments in Canada's Municipalities
A special two-part series hosted by the Public Art Network Council of CCNC.
CCNC members: Free
Bursaries are available. Please email [email protected].
The Creative City Network of Canada is committed to connecting the public art community and to providing valuable and up-to-date information for those who practise in the field.
CCNC hopes to engage artists; public art program administrators and project managers; curators; historians; conservators; designers; fabricators; architects and landscape architects; private developers; city councils; private donors; local businesses; and the public in raising the level of support for the development of meaningful public art in communities across Canada.
Public Art can celebrate a community’s history or a particular site and inspire the public to look at their environment in different way. Public art is central to community building and local cultural development as it animates public space.
Social Seed by Gurpeet Sehra and the NorWest Coop. Photo by KMA. City of Winnipeg Public Art Collection
Bokeh by Takashi Iwasaki and Nadi Design. Photo by D Works Media. City of Winnipeg Public Art Collection
emptyful by Bill Pechet. Photo by Bike Winnipeg. City of Winnipeg Public Art Collection
After Nature by Ingrid Mayrhofer. Photo courtesy of the Town of Halton Hills, ON.
Public Art and CCNC
CCNC’s Public Art Network Council (PAN) is made up of public art program administrators representing public art programs and initiatives across Canada. PAN meets monthly to assist CCNC in its public art engagement, online content, and event programming.
Public Art Toolkit
The Public Art Toolkit (Creative City Network of Canada, 2010) is intended as a guide when planning a public art program or evaluating an existing one. It contains resources for the management of public art projects. It remains a relevant resource even as public art evolves.
The 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 Public Art Toolkit continues to be available in our Resource Library.
Resources for Public Art
Municipal Public Art Collections & Maps
Municipal Public Art Policies & Plans
City of Prince George
Public Art Policy
City of Kingston
Public Art Master Plan (2014–2019)
Public Art Plan (2014–2019)
City of Winnipeg
Public Art Policy