City administrators are looking at options to improve Calgary’s public art policy and a progress report about proposed changes will be presented on Wednesday.

A number of art projects in the city have stirred up controversy over the last few years and last fall council directed Administration to look at the Public Art program.

Administration was asked to consider best practices for:

  • Fully engaging the public and their feedback
  • Accommodating concept submissions from artists that foster and enhance local, regional, national and culturally appropriate artists
  • Researching mechanisms for allocating tax dollars during economic downturns
  • Briefing Council and communicating to the public on the selection of successful candidates for public art projects

The goal of the report is to provide a summary of the progress that has been made so far.

Administration is expected to bring final recommendations back to council in June.

To view the proposed changes, click HERE or scroll the document below.