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Public Art – Design and Commissioning

Public art commissions create exciting opportunities for artists, allow Australians to enjoy aesthetically beautiful environments, and stimulate community engagement with the arts. Learn how to get the most benefit to yourself as an artist, your council and your community.

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Public art commissions create exciting opportunities for artists, allow Australians to enjoy aesthetically beautiful environments, and stimulate community engagement with the arts. Learn how to get the most benefit to yourself as an artist, your council and your community.

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Public art as discussed in this information sheet refers to any permanent or temporary artistic works situated in public spaces and accessible by members of the public, excluding artworks held in the collections of galleries and museums. Such public art is often specially commissioned by local councils and other publically funded bodies to add character and atmosphere to a public space, whilst at the same time supporting local artists and the local economy. Find more information about commissioning agreements, public art policies and liability and insurance.

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