In 2008/09, citizens of Burlington participated in the creation of a Public Art Master Plan through a series of extensive consultations. The Public Art Maser Plan provides a ten-year plan for integrating art into the civic environment. The Plan is both a roadmap for the community – a vision for how public art can enhance Burlington’s public places, architecture, and landscapes – and a set of process to put that plan into action.
As part of the Master Plan, Council approved a revised City of Burlington Public Art Policy. The primary purpose of the Municipal Public Art Policy, which guides the Public Art Program, is to provide a mechanism through which the City acquires public art for municipally-owned public space through its purchase, commission or donation
The Public Art Reserve Fund has been established to permit funding to be accumulated for the purchase, commission or donation of public art and its maintenance. Maintenance is administered by the Parks & Recreation Department, in conjunction with other departments, to ensure specific requirements for individual pieces of public art are met.
For more information about the City of Burlington’s Public Art Program, please visit the City of Burlington’s website.