Collaborations in Place-based Creative Practice: Birmingham’s Public Art Strategy 2015 – 19 was launched last month. The strategy outlines a new vision for art in Birmingham’s public realm and considers the definition of public art in its widest sense, retelling the story of a century of rich and varied public art practices in Birmingham.
The strategy imagines what could come next and how we could collaborate to make it happen. It has involved a wide range of individuals and organisations with different backgrounds and specialisms, such as the local authority, museums, heritage and conservation, universities, architecture, arts, developers, other businesses, schools, health, community, housing, environment, planning, urban design and transport and infrastructure. The Civic Society will be played an important in taking the strategy forward via our Public Art committee.