Planning a public art or heritage project

Artists on the stairs,  celebrating the opening of their work

Outdoor public spaces are great places to present art and heritage activities.  Cultural events and public art help enhance spaces by making them vibrant and interactive places for our community. 

We support arts and heritage activities in public spaces, however before you start there are a few things to consider.  

Plan your project


Read the information sheet to get an understanding of what working in the public domain may involve.  

Step 1.Discuss

Share your idea with others in the local area to establish if there is support. If so, record the nature of that support. Continue to communicate as the project progresses.

Step 2.Funding

Decide the basic structure of your project, and how you intend to fund it. 

Step 3.Get in touch with the Creative Communities team  

Discuss your project with a Art in Public Places Officer at Council. Continue to communicate as the project progresses. 

Get in contact with Council's Public Art Officer via email. 

Step 4.Register 

Register your project with Council so we can assist you through any planning and permit requirements. 

Step 5.Permits

Proceed through your planning, obtaining the necessary permissions.

Step 6.Deliver

Deliver your project and celebrate.

Make sure you let us know before you start your project so we can provide the best support.

Register your project now