Decision details

Public Art Policy

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(Councillor Eden-Green spoke prior to the consideration of the item.)


The Commissioning Projects Officer introduced the report which introduced the draft Canterbury Public Art Policy which had been developed to clarify and explain the role and expectations of Canterbury City Council in the public art process.


Options were set out in the report as follows:


  • To adopt the draft Public Arts Policy
  • To adopt the draft Public Arts Policy with amendments
  • Not to adopt the draft Public Arts Policy


The Committee members made comments in support of the document and discussed the potential for councillors involvement. It was proposed that the policy be adopted subject to councillor involvement with the panel. This was seconded and when put to a vote agreed.


RESOLVED: To adopt the draft Canterbury Public Arts Policy subject to councillor involvement with the panel.


Reason for the decision: The Policy formalises the Council’s approach to public art with the aim of providing guidance and ensuring consistency of approach in encouraging and responding to requests for public art installations across the Council. This also means that the Council will maintain a list of known public art installations to ensure they are adequately maintained and insured and decommissioned where appropriate.


Record of the voting -

For the proposal (13): Councillors Baldock, Clark, Cook, Dekker, Dixey, Edwards, Fitter-Harding, Glover, L.Jones-Roberts, Kenny, Ricketts, R.Thomas and Todd

Against the proposal (0): None          

Abstaining from the proposal (0): None


Report author: David Ford

Publication date: 11/02/2020

Date of decision: 05/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2020 - Policy and Resources Committee

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