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City Art Public Art Strategy

The City of Sydney’s Major Events and Festivals team strives to deliver the most sustainable events of their kind in the world. The ‘City Art Public Art Strategy’ is the implementation plan for the Public Art Policy and includes eight guiding principles for public art across the local government area. All eight principles are underpinned by the overarching vision for a sustainable city based on universal access for all. Each principle addresses sustainability through different lenses, including environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability.

In order to ensure an integrated approach to the creation and management of public art, the City Art Public Art Strategy has been developed to dovetail with current city-wide strategies including the Liveable Green Network – a plan to make the local area as green, global and connected as possible.

The integrated cultural evaluation framework recognises that all parts of the City of Sydney can have a critical impact on the viability of cultural activity in Sydney. The City ensures all council decisions identify cultural impacts and opportunities alongside social, economic and environmental issues. This allows new opportunities, competing issues, or policy conflicts to be appropriately identified and appraised.

Image credit: The Distance of your Heart, credit Katherine Griffiths, courtesy of City of Sydney