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:
6 Citizens-at-Large
2 Visual Artists
1 Representative from Calgary Arts Development Authority
2 Councillors

Citizen members to be chosen from a broad range of individuals with experience or interest in public art such as:
- Arts Administrators
- Arts Consultants
- Art Curators
- Museum Professionals
- Art Historians
- Heritage Professionals
- Architects
- Landscape Architects
- Design Professionals
- Business Representatives
- Civil Engineers
- Conservators

Non-voting Members:
Superintendent - Public Art
Term:
3 years - Maximum of two terms served in succession
Term Expiry Month:
October
Meetings:
Monthly
Day:  3rd Monday
(changing to 3rd Wednesday in January 2019)
Time:  5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:  Cliff Bungalow Arts Centre - 2105 Cliff Street SW
Calgary
Quorum:
5
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.