Public Art Board

Legislation
 
Mandate:
This Board has been created to provide expert community input on public art for The City of Calgary.

- Promote awareness and understanding of the importance of high-quality public art.
- Recommend and advise on public art policies, guidelines, plans and issues as they relate to the City of Calgary.
- Review all public art project plans to ensure established criteria are met.
- Review all acquisitions and donations of public art according to established criteria.
- Act as a resource to City Council and to its boards, agencies and the administration on all public art matters.
- Support Public Art staff in carrying out the Mission of the Public Art Policy.
- Prepare an Annual Report to Council.
 
Composition:

Term:
Term Expiry Month:
October
Meetings:
Day:  
Time:  
Location:  
Quorum:
Resource Staff:
Thompson, Jennifer (403-476-4338)
Administrative Contact:
Augusto Romero (A/Manager, Arts & Culture)
City of Calgary | Mail Code #63
PO Box 2100 Stn M
Calgary AB T2P 2M5
Reports To:
to Council through the SPC on Community and Protective Services.
Website:
Public Art Board
Notes:
The Terms of Reference for the Public Art Board are temporarily suspended until Administration reports back in Q1 of 2020;
The Public Art Board members are discharged and thanked for their service;
The Public Art Board is excluded from the City Clerk's Office public notice advertisement and recruitment until such time as a new governance model for the Public Art Program is established.


ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year



Authority  Description Decision
1. 2004 January 12, CPS2003-95 Approved the Public Art Policy and Operations Guidelines.
2. 2004 June 21, Council Policy Manual Nine (9) representatives from specified disciplines; Liaisons with the Public Art Program; and Annually reports to the SPC on Community & Protective Services.
3. 2006 June 19, CPS2006-34 CADA Annual Report. Begins the process of becoming Calgary's single arm's length arts authority.
4. 2009 July 13, CPS2009-33 Amendment to Public Art Policy and Board composition with the addition of a Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) representative.
5. 2014 May 26, PFC2014-0254 Public Art Policy Review CSPS014.
6. 2018 October 22, Organizational Meeting Motion Arising: to amend the Corporate Public Art Council Policy, CSPS014, to add two Councillors to the member composition.
7. 2019 March 18, CPS2019-0014 (1.) Direct Administration to complete the transfer of previously-approved budgets to a Corporate Public Art program; and (2.) Direct Administration to report back to Council through the SPC on Community and Protective Services no later than Q1 2020 on a public art workplan and strategy for 2020 - 2022, and review the suspension of the Public Art Policy at that time.
8. 2019 July 29, C2019-1006 (1.) Temporarily suspend the Terms of Reference for the Public Art Board until Administration reports back in Q1 of 2020; (2.) Discharge and thank the current members of the Public Art Board; and (3.) Exclude the Public Art Board from the City Clerk's Office public notice advertisement and recruitment until such time as a new governance model for the Public Art Program is established.
9. 2019 November 18, CPS2019-1426 (1) Approve the consultant's recommendation that: (a) The Calgary Public Art Program be moved out from City structure to become an independent arms-length organization that is housed within the infrastructure of an existing public organization with a sympathetic mandate; and (b) The parent organization of the future Public Art Program be selected through a competitive public process. (2) Direct Administration to report back through the SPC on Community and Protective Services with an update no later than Q1 2020 with the elements of the Request for Proposal and provide an update no later than Q2 2020 with the selected proponent and a timeframe for implementation and initiation of first projects as well as anticipated future reporting methods and schedules.