Adding Value in the Public Realm briefing, 2010

The Place of Art: Adding Value in the Public Realm
An Open-City/Art in the Open event, 15 June 2010, V&A Sackler Centre
An afternoon session for London local authority officers from the departments of planning, culture, regeneration and environment involved in the delivery of the public realm.

Speakers and presentations:

Angela Watson, Independent Consultant to IDeA. Author: Measuring the Contribution of Culture and Sport to Outcomes, February 2010, IDeA
Presentation document: Demonstrating the policy contribution of art in the public realm (PDF, 704KB)
This presentation gives a special early preview of information and guidance that will be published in full by the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government in due course. You can also now download: ‘A Culture and Sport Outcomes Framework Consultation Draft (PDF, 716KB) which contains the very latest information on this work, published by I&DEA.

Barry Shaw MBE, Head of Built Environment, Essex County Council
Presentation document: Spirit of place – the role of public art in Essex (PDF, 2.4MB)
This presentation outlines Essex County Council’s strategic approach to commissioning art as part of regeneration and urban development schemes. See also the case study for further details.

Anna Hart, Archway Investigations and Responses (AIR), Byam Shaw School of Art, whose presentation explored AIR’s Alight project in Archway, north London, which has been developed, and is being delivered, through a partnership between the art school, and the local Council.  For more see the snapshot text here on this site, and the AIR website.

Dryden Goodwin, Artist, whose presentation explored his own approach to making work for public space, for example his major new project for the Jubilee Line, Linear, commissioned by Art on the Underground.  Fore more see the artist’s website.

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