Public art is a visible and accessible way to celebrate our creative community.
Public art and creative activations include:
When possible, Public Art is embedded in major public space projects and infrastructure upgrades. The community may propose a Public Art project. Public Art may also be initiated through development by provisions in the Development Control Plan.
We often receive offers of donations and loans of public art. Our Policy and Public Art Guidelines outline how we review these applications.
Public Art Guidelines(PDF, 347KB)
We have an Arts and Creative Industry Advisory Committee that:
This group was previously called the Public Art Panel.
Projects commissioned by Council are usually advertised through a Call for Expression of Interest.
The Public Art Panel developed a Public Art Strategy. This Strategy helps Council to plan and make decisions about Public Art we commission or acquire.
Download the Public Art Strategy(PDF, 8MB)
Chapter B15 of the Byron Shire Development Control Plan 2014 outlines the provision for Public Art in private development.
It provides information about the:
For more information about the Public Art Chapter see Development Control Plan 2014
Up to $5,000 is available for temporary art projects in Byron Shire. Visit the Creative Public Spaces Small Grants webpage to learn more.