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.

Policies and Guidance

This section includes examples of public art policy, strategy and guidance documents adopted by District, County Unitary Authorities, and national governments in the UK. In addition, there is an introduction and links page for national planning policies and guidance.

National Planning Policy and Guidance

Introduction and Links

National Public Art Policies and Guidelines

Public Art Handbook for Northern Ireland

Ireland: Public Art: Per Cent for Art Scheme: General National Guidelines

Creative-led Planning Guidance

Art in the Open: Inspiring Creative Approaches for Town Centres

Barton Hill Public Art Guide

How Art Can Make A Place: Discovery Quarter, Newcastle

Creativity in the Coalfields

Making Visible the Invisible: The Public Art Strategy for Arbury Park

Three Rivers District Council: Designing Open Spaces for Recreation

The Cotswold Water Park: Possible Futures and In Our Element

Public Art Strategies outside the UK

Landcom Corporation, New South Wales, Australia

Queensland, Australia

City of Calgary, Canada

City of Vancover, Canada

Donegal County Council, Republic of Ireland

Public Art Policies

Canterbury City Council

Dublin City Council

Falkirk Council

South Cambridgeshire District Council

Staffordshire County Council

Warwickshire County Council

Public Art Strategies

Bournemouth Borough Council

Bristol City Council

Cambridge City Council (summary)

Cardiff County Council

London Borough of Croydon

Derby City Council

Essex County Council

Essex County Council: Strategy for Public Art in the Transportation System

Exeter City Council

Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company: A Place for Art

Hastings Borough Council

Maidstone Borough Council

Milton Keynes Council

Northumberland Strategic Partnership (Inspire)

Borough of Poole

Reading Borough Council

London Borough of Redbridge

Sheffield City Council

South Norfolk Council

Southampton City Council

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Weymouth and Portland

Planning Guidance for Public Art (specific council areas)

Birmingham City Council

Cambridge City Council

Cardiff City Council

Chester City Council

London Borough of Croydon

Plymouth City Council

Borough of Poole

South Cambridgeshire District Council

Swindon Borough Council

Taunton Deane Borough Council

Walsall Council

Planning Guidance (general)

Public Art and the Planning System and Process in England (ixia, 2007)

Public Art Leaflets

Cambridge City Council

Derby City Council

South Norfolk Council

Public Art Packs

Exeter City Council

Gloucestershire County Council (also, Review Procedures)

South Gloucestershire Council (summary)