Arts Queensland new 'art+place' fund allocates $12 million over three years to public art. The fund aims to encourage the creation of better public spaces across the state and is based on recommendations following the evaluation of the previous policy, 'Art Built-In'.Queensland Arts Minister Rod Welford has launched the new 'art+place' public art fund that allocates $12 million over three years to public art. The fund aims to encourage the creation of better public spaces across the state.
The fund, announced in the 2007?08 State Budget, will invest $4 million in public art in 2007?08. A panel of experts will be established to advise the Government on these commissions.
The new 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 fund will bring more focus and rigour to the commissioning of significant public art and can be accessed by Queensland Government departments and agencies; Queensland local government councils; not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations and arts and cultural festivals; and private developers.