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Public Art Policies

Dublin City Council’s public art collection consists of public sculpture and statues in the public realm and other artworks on display in its offices.

The Arts Plan commits the City Arts Office to prioritising the development of new opportunities for public art from within Dublin City Council and with external organisational partnerships.

The Arts Office has also to put in place policies and guidelines for the commissioning, decommissioning, management and development of its public art projects. Some of these policy papers have been made available online.

Policy and Procedures for the Management and Development of Public Art in Dublin City (Word) is intended to provide a clear framework which will formalise systems and structures for public art while giving scope for public art programming and commissions.

Our Policy for Decommissioning of Public Art (Word) deals with issues relating to decommissioning artworks including; relocation, storage and full deaccession i.e. removing a work from the City Council’s Collection.

The Commemorative Naming Policy (Word) was drafted in response to the need for guidelines to the process by which Dublin City Council will consider the commemoration of events or individuals who have shaped the city.

Dublin City Council is also developing a Public Art Register which, when complete, will list information about the sculpture, statues and artworks in the public realm which are in its ownership or care. You can read more about it here

Further information on public art commissions can be found on the internet archive resource. www.publicart.ie