We want to encourage any organisation or individuals that want to develop new public art commissions or projects in the next few years to let us know.
Our plan is to take these people, together with any local artists that are interested in this area of work, to see examples of best practice and begin a discussion about what public art is, what value it can offer and develop understanding about the process. We will also invite artists and project leaders to give talks to contribute to the discussion.
This approach is designed to give us the best chance of identifying the best projects for Transported to support and to deliver Arts Council objectives. It also means the other projects are more likely to be ambitious and suitable for Grants for the Arts Applications, and that we build understanding about the potential for public art to contribute to other objectives, such as economic development and sense of place.