Strategic Plan for the
Civic Cultural Commission Public Art Subcommittee
(Version 1.0 - Approved 3/12/09 by CCC)
The Public Art Subcommittee of the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission advocates, brokers, facilitates, sponsors, and provides public art, public art documentation, and public art processes for Redwood City.
The Mandates for the Civic Cultural Commission’s Public Art Subcommittee stem from three places.
Section 2.113 of the Redwood City city code establishes the Civic Cultural Commission. Among other responsibilities, it tasks us with acquiring art, managing of our public art inventory, establishing visual arts programs, participating in the aesthetics of development, and getting involved with any matter affecting the beauty and culture of Redwood City.
The Redwood City Cultural Element outlines many cultural goals and proposals for the City of Redwood City, many of which the Civic Cultural Commission attempts to accomplish. Particular to public art are the goals of integrating aesthetic qualities into city planning, promoting the appreciation and involvement of creative arts by citizens, providing opportunities for local artists, and developing and strengthening programs. Moreover, the cultural element proposes that we seek out ways to add public art in the community and that we encourage artwalks.
The Civic Cultural Commission’s Strategic Plan outlines the significance of art in our city and states the goal of investment in public art. It also suggests that we be an advocate, broker, sponsor, and provider.
Provide public art
Solidify the Redwood City Public Art Program
Public Art Communication
Facilitate, broker, and sponsor public art
Details and Ideas for Accomplishing Goals
Provide Public Art
Other possible programs:
Downtown Mural / Mosaic Program
Adopt a Utility Box
Temporary/Rotating Public Art Space
Redwood City Public Art Program
Formalize process, values, criteria, policy
Develop projects/programs for our top ideas
Seek funding for public art
Seek funding from the city to support the public art program
Write grants for our art programs
Collaborate with other local arts organizations to get funding
Advocate for public art
Ensure that public art be considered for new development/redevelopment
Attend planning commission / architectural review
Talk to developers
Participate in city planning to make public art a priority
Attend meetings of other arts organizations
Formalize documentation of public art collection
Encourage grant requests for public art
Collaborate with local artists and art organizations
Website and/or publications
Public art program
Document our public art projects
Document public (and publicly viewable) art (map? tour?)
Provide form for community input
Create a public art mailing list
Facilitate / Broker / Sponsor public art
Establish public art contacts and resources
Be a resource for the city and developers
Bring mutually beneficial art programs to city attention (i.e. Phantom Galleries)
Improve our local events by adding art (i.e. Art on the Square)
Make Art in New Development easy by offering resources and making suggestions.
Help make community driven public art projects happen
Be a steward of the public art fund.