Part of our commitment to a city with a beating creative heart is to give as many people as possible greater access to culture.
Why public art is important to us
Art and culture can include performing and visual arts, literature, film, new media, architecture, as well as festival and community events.
Being one of the most visible and accessible types of expression there is, public art is a huge priority for us.
How we are making public art a priorityMade up of art experts, our Public Art Advisory Panel helps us make decisions relating to art in public places.
We’re commissioning local artists to create permanent and temporary projects and encouraging local businesses to commission even more.
More than 250 permanent art works are under our care with comprehensive maintenance and conservation programs.
We’re also facilitating educational and mentoring opportunities for artists wherever we can.
Our programs and policies
PoliciesPublic art policyGuides and forms the criteria for assessing public art we commission.Published 1 January 2016
Strategies & action plansCity Art public art strategyBeing one of the most visible and accessible types of expression there is, public art is encouraged by the City of Sydney.Published 16 May 2011
Cultural support & fundingCity centre public artPublic art will play a major role in the city’s transformation.
Cultural support & fundingCity Art programOur public art program plays a crucial role in developing opportunities for artists to reflect on contemporary life and present innovative ideas to challenge and delight.
Cultural support & fundingCreative hoardings programAims to transform the visual impact of construction sites in our area.
Strategies & action plansGreen Square public art strategyWe are commissioning a range of stunning new public artworks that will shape the area's personality and character.Published 25 March 2013
Cultural support & fundingEora Journey: Recognition in the public domainCelebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.