Public Art Guidance

Closes 24 Oct 2022

Opened 21 Sep 2022


This document aims to guide the Council when considering the commissioning and caretaking of public art in Aberdeen by setting out clear objectives for public art, a clarification of policies, process, and the means of implementation.

It provides guidance for elected members, designers, developers, creative practitioners, individuals, organisations, planners and communities who have an interest in developing temporary and *permanent public art work, or a decision making role in approving proposals with a relevance to public art.

Public art has an important role in the city. It should be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike and should enhance Aberdeen’s reputation as a cultural destination bringing people together to celebrate our heritage and shape our future.

Why your views matter

Your views are highly valued, and your responses will help shape this important guidance document for Aberdeen City Council.

Give us your views


  • Finance and Resources Committee

    From 7 Dec 2022 at 10:00 to 7 Dec 2022 at 12:00

    This draft guidance will be shaped by your views and a report will go to the Aberdeen City Council Finance and Resources committee on December 7th 20200.


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