art+place Queensland Public Art Fund important information:
It was announced in the 2012-2013 Budget that the art+place Queensland Public Art Fund will cease. This was a limited-life program due to end in June 2014.
The art+place funding round due to close on 30 September will not proceed. There will be no further rounds.
Almost $1 million has already been allocated in 2012-13 to public art projects.
All funding agreements in place for existing projects under the art+place program will be honoured.
Public art policy
The Queensland Government recognises that public art is a critical component to Queensland’s positioning as a ‘smart’ innovative state. Drawing on the successes of Art Built-in, the first whole-of-Government Public Art Policy, and the evaluation of the first iteration of art+place, the Queensland Public Art Fund policy sets out the purpose, definitions, context and principles of public art. The art+place Queensland Public Art Fund policy aims to extend the state’s ambitious and successful approach to public art, ensuring that our public lives are enhanced by enriched and meaningful public places. To access the art+place Queensland Public Art Fund policy (2010) visit the art+place Queensland Public Art Fund policy.
The Keniger Report
The art+place Queensland Public Art Fund was the key recommendation to the Government following an independent evaluation of the Art Built-In policy by Professor Michael Keniger in 2005-06. The Art Built-in Policy Evaluation was commissioned by Arts Queensland to investigate the success of the Art Built-In program. Following the release of this report in 2006 the various recommendations were considered by the Government and the current art+place program put in place.
To read or download the report, follow this link Keniger Report
art+place public art evaluation
In 2009-10 Arts Queensland reviewed art+place and sought to identify early indicators of program outcomes and findings to identify improvements.
The evaluation was designed to:
Their work resulted in an evaluation report that formed the basis of the second iteration of the art+place program 2010-14. The evaluation findings are available here.
If you have any further queries about the evaluation please contact Program staff on (07) 3405 6223 or by email email@example.com