Public Art Plan

 

Arts organisations from across the city worked with award-winning arts producers Situations to develop The Public Art Plan. Situations’ world-leading experience in public art helped the group to tease out the vision for Public Art in the city and create ‘The Plymouth Principles’, a guide to inspiring, supporting and nurturing Public Art developments in Plymouth.

The purpose of this plan is to redefine Plymouth’s relationship with public art – in its widest possible sense as the arts experienced within and produced for the public realm.

An opportunity exists for Plymouth to take a national lead in its approach to public art, which would re-erect its pioneering history to go beyond the horizon. The city will offer new kinds of cultural experience in the public realm and across unconventional spaces, to nurture its producing talent, and to create opportunities for both resident and visiting artists to respond to and contribute to Plymouth’s built and natural environment, living culture and heritage.

This plan outlines a set of eleven principles, which will form the basis of the strategic development of public art and arts in the public realm in Plymouth over the next four years, set within a context of current funding and policy considerations and concluded with a set of recommended actions.

The Public Art Plan

Arts organisations from across the city worked with award-winning arts producers Situations to develop The Public Art Plan. Situations’ world-leading experience in public art helped the group to tease out the vision for Public Art in the city and create ‘The Plymouth Principles’, a guide to inspiring, supporting and nurturing public art developments in Plymouth.

Download the Public Art Plan
Nowhereisland by Alex Hartley, at Jennycliff. Photo by Max McClure

The Plymouth Principles

Arts organisations from across the city worked with award-winning arts producers Situations to develop The Public Art Plan. Situations’ world-leading experience in public art helped the group to tease out the vision for Public Art in the city and create ‘The Plymouth Principles’, a guide to inspiring, supporting and nurturing public art developments in Plymouth.

Download the Plymouth Principles
Tombstone (Let’s Get Over This) by Keith Harrison, 2015. Part of the Acts of Making Festival. Credit: Dom Moore

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