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  Public art is not an art form, it's simply a way of improving the changing environment through the arts. PASW

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 ixia: public art think tank

ixia has taken over the ownership and management of Public Art Online from Arts Council England. The design and content of the website are currently being reviewed.

Case studies

Voices of Heavitree, Exeter, 2008, lead artist Michael Fairfax, blacksmith Peter Osborne, glass manufacturer Wood and Wood. Photo: Exeter City Council

Maintenance of Public Art - Comparative Report

This case study provides a glimpse of how three local authorities – Exeter City Council, Manchester City Council and Gateshead Council – maintain the public art in their care. The emphasis is on permanent outdoor artworks.

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Policies

Digital Litter, The Ponds Parkland, by Marcus Tatton

Policies, Strategies and Guidance

Includes examples of public art policy, strategy and guidance documents adopted by District, County Unitary Authorities, and national governments in the UK. Also, a links page for national planning policies and guidance.

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Local authorities

Banksy, Park Street, Bristol. Photo: Mark Luck

Public Art and Planning

Updated in June 2009, Public Art South West commissioned a new guide by their Planning Associate, Mark Luck. The report promotes a range of planning led approaches for securing the integration of public art, both within key development schemes and through the delivery of public realm improvements.

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