Some ways to promote Public Art in your Community

An outdoor Art Gallery
Transforming Public Art, Prince George Report 2007
Recommendation Highlights:
o
Create an Art Walk from the VIA Rail/Tourism Prince George office down
the Heritage Trail through to Fort George Park.
o
Create a “cell phone” walking tour, this could be in conjunction with
Tourism Prince George and Initiatives Prince George.
o
Establish a Public Art Task Force, the foundation of which has been
established through the course of the project. Potentially, this group
could become a member of the Community Arts Council, as it would
facilitate good communication, organization, and partnership.
o
Host a contest/public art drive. Slogan“what provokes art in you?” or
“what art provokes you?”
o
Strengthen partnerships with the Two Rivers Gallery, especially to
increase community and municipal “art literacy” and knowledge.
o
Incorporate street-theatre and street-music as additions to the
concept of public art.
o
Partner to facilitate City co-sponsored sculpture workshops for artists
interested in developing this medium.
o
Make civic space available for artists to display and sell their work.
Eg. Civic Centre Plaza, as it was identified as a top priority location.
o
Have professional photographs taken of the existing public
art for promotional purposes and increase interpretive signage.
o
Encourage the City to use photos of existing public art on City
documents, reports, and website as an opportunity of self-promotion.
o
Encourage media coverage and city announcements to be made at
public art locations.
o
Create partnerships with School District schools in new projects.
o
Create a link on the City web page specifically for public art projects and
developments.
o
Identify and secure municipal resources to develop and maintain public
art.
o
Be unafraid of thought provoking concepts, the community is ready and
waiting!

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