Summit Highlights: Public Art 
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Summit Highlights: Public Art 
Check out all of the events around Public Art at this year's 2016 Creative City Summit!  
  1. Keynote Speaker
  2. Roundtable Discussions 
  3. Peer-to-peer Presentations 
  4. Public Art in Canada: A Year in Review 

Keynote Speaker 

Jill Anholt: "Public Art and Transportation: A Change in Context" 

Jill Anholt is a visual artist based in Vancouver, BC who has been creating site specific works in the public realm since 1998. Anholt's practice ranges from complex integrated works in parks, pedestrian walkways and transit stations to small scale installations in buildings and public plazas across North America.

Her installations explore the relationship between nature and infrastructure, body and place; revealing layers of personal and cultural memory and experience. Environmental sustainability plays a generative role in the conceptual development, form and material expression of many of her works. Along with her art practice, Jill is an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. 

Only want to attend the Public Art Pre-Conference session of the Summit? No problem! 

Attend the Public Art Pre-Conference on Monday, October 17th, from 1:00- 5:00pm, with Jill Anholt, panel presentations and roundtables discussions, for just $75

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Roundtable Discussions 

Join our annual roundtable discussions on topics relevant to public art in our communities. Three sessions will be offered to enable participants from across Canada to have conversations around diverse issues and approaches and to share experiences and knowledge.  
  • Inclusion of Indigenous Arts and Artists
  • Youth Engagement
  • Municipal Support for Community-led Projects
  • Social Practices 
  • Canada 150 Public Art Initiatives
  • Transportation and Public Art 
  • Conservation, Care and Maintenance 
  • New Media/New Technologies 
  • Community Impact of Public Art : Measuring success 

P2P Presentations: Public Art and Creative

Art on the Move: Approaches to planning art on Transit
Co-Presenters: Debra Rolfe, Translink and Rita Beiks, YVR
This presentation covers elements of managing public art projects on transit, with a focus on implementing projects involving multiple partners, including allocating responsibilities and resources, developing agreements, project management, installation and maintenance.
Public Art Master Plans – a planning tool that helps to make public art happen!
Presenter: Jane Perdue, City of Toronto
Many Canadian cities have public art policies, but what are the methods through which these policies are acknowledged? How can a municipality ensure that its public art policies will serve to identify public art opportunities early in the planning process?

A Case Study: Mississauga Celebration Square
Presenter: Paul Damaso, City of Mississauga
Learn how Mississauga transformed a sleepy suburban Civic Centre into its most successful cultural space. Find out what worked and what didn’t and how you can apply these lessons in your community.

Fossils from the Future: A Temporary Art Project
Presenter: Joshua Desoyners, Kelowna Art Gallery
A multi-media presentation sharing imaginative ideas for creating engagement opportunities surrounding public art comprised of nine separate sculptural works of art that began to “mysteriously” appear in the downtown area of Kelowna.

Stories of this Place
Presenter: Katherine Kerr, Edmonton Art Council
Edmonton Arts Council, working with the City of Edmonton and Indigenous Community to envision an Indigenous Art Park as part of the Queen Elizabeth Master-plan for Edmonton’s oldest park.

Public Art in Canada: A Year in Review

The Creative City Network of Canada celebrates our second annual public art year in review.  Hear from the selected Canadian communities who successfully implemented outstanding public art projects in 2015. 

How do I register?


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3. Mail or fax it to us 


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