The objectives of the policy are to support the City’s Strategic Plan and Culture Plan by providing quality of life opportunities through art and culture; to increase awareness, understanding and enjoyment of art as part of everyday life in Saskatoon. To encourage and showcase a broad range of artists including Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canadian and international artists; to provide for a diversity of art and artists by encouraging submissions from First Nations, Métis, and new Canadian artists. To create safe public places that encourage authentic intercultural dialogue and interaction; to include public art in designated civic capital projects where it has the greatest benefit; to outline the processes for the acquisition, selection, maintenance, de-accession, monitoring and evaluation of purchased, donated and leased works of art for display in public spaces; and to provide a sustainable funding model for the development, acquisition, maintenance and management of public art for the City of Saskatoon. Defines artist, civic art, community art, copyright, placemaker programs and public art.
This policy was last updated on February 29, 2016