It is the policy of The Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay to value Public Art as a vital component of culture that visually articulates and celebrates our area's heritage, evolving community identity, and hopes for the future; and beautifies the City.
To provide the foundation of values and principles and the framework for the continued development and maintenance of the City of Thunder Bay's art collection and associated programs.
1.1 The City of Thunder Bay values Public Art as a vital component of culture that visually articulates and celebrates our area's heritage, evolving community identity, and hopes for the future; and beautifies the City.
1.2 The City of Thunder Bay places centralized responsibility for the public art program with Cultural Services & Events, Recreation & Culture Division, Community & Emergency Services Department.
1.3 The City of Thunder Bay invests in Public Art and the Arts community.
2.1 The City of Thunder Bay maintains a permanent collection which forms a continuum of the City's visual art history; is of the highest aesthetic quality; is accepted by our citizens and visitors with a keen sense of pleasure, wonder or curiosity; and fosters pride in our community.
2.2 The City of Thunder Bay develops, protects and maintains its art collection through a current collection management policy and associated procedures as set out in the Public Art Policy Manual.
2.3 The City of Thunder Bay acquires works of art through a series of established processes as set out in the Collection Management Policy section of the Public Art Policy Manual. These include, but are not limited to - open competition, integrated design, direct commission, purchase of finished works, loan and donation.
3. Display of Public Art
3.1 The City of Thunder Bay displays works of art in public spaces for the enjoyment of all and believes that public art is most accessible when integrated with citizen's daily living, work and play environments.
3.2 The City of Thunder Bay strives to display all permanent works of art in a manner which responds to the work's individual requirements for care and conservation, so that it may be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.
3.3 The City of Thunder Bay actively engages in the display of works of art both from its permanent collection, and through temporary loan programs.
This policy shall apply to all City Departments and City Committees who receive all or a majority of their budget from the City, as well as any other instance where works of art may be purchased with City funds for display in a Civic space and/or otherwise become part of the City's Permanent Art Collection.
Report 2014.093 (Community & Emergency Services)