Percent for Art Projects

Arts & Culture
The Client
Various
Project Team
Kate Parker
Associate - Arts & Culture
Tegan Patrucco
Consultant - Arts & Culture
The Project

Established in 1989, the government's Percent for Art Scheme has influenced the creation of public art policies within most central local government areas. These policies result in the commissioning of hundreds of public art projects each year, from standalone sculptural works to integrated functional pieces.

Our Role

element offer advisory and project management services relating to the procurement of public art to satisfy these policy conditions.

We believe in the power of public art in activating places and reflecting community identity. Commissioning site specific, engaging public art is complex and requires both a practical approach and a creative vision.

Commissioning involves: drafting detailed artist briefs; procurement methodologies; identifying appropriate artists; facilitating concept designs and selection of preferred artist; contracting and ongoing project management of design development; feedback; construction documentation; fabrication; installation and project close out and promotions.

element maintains extensive databases of local, national and international artists, and offers access to these to our clients. Our team are experienced in delivering benchmark projects, both temporary and enduring, in partnership with some of the State’s most significant contemporary artists.

We are currently working on public art projects on behalf of developers in Scarborough, South Perth, Vincent, Shenton Park, Willagee, Subiaco, and Perth CBD.

Outcomes
  • High quality public art ranging from sculptural works to digital and ephemeral experiences
  • Development Application conditions satisfied
  • Artists engaged and effectively managed
What We Delivered
  • Public Art Plans and applications to local government agencies
  • Public art commissions

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