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Community and Public Art

Throughout history, art has been in the public realm in various forms in all societies and is the crucial link that defines a culture. Within a local setting, public art connects with the community through unique stories that reflect local history and culture.

Local Government has primary responsibility for planning and design of public spaces including a regulatory role in managing planning approvals. Therefore Local Government often determines the look and feel of its city.

A city wide placemaking approach ensures people enjoy spending time in vibrant places that are culturally attractive.

The City of Charles Sturt advocates that all significant new developments and precincts will have quality public art element/s integrated into the design.

Opportunities for creative contributions from community groups and individuals in the form of community and public art installations are encouraged because they add to our city’s “sense of place”.

In recognising this, the City of Charles Sturt has adopted a Public Art Policy and Guidelines to assist the community to create and install public art within the city. The Guidelines ensure that relevant stakeholders within proximity of the site are consulted and that the proposed artworks are both safe and reflect the values of the community.

Individuals or community groups proposing to install public or community art within the city’s public realm are requested to submit a public art application. Written approval from the City of Charles Sturt must be granted before the installation of any public or community artwork can occur that is in the public realm.

Please refer to attached Policy and Guidelines for further information:

Public Art Policy (228 kb)

Public Art Policy - Guidelines for Community Groups and Individuals (220 kb)

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