Camden Council Public Art
Camden Council aims to promote and coordinate the integration of design and public art into the built and natural environment to ensure Camden develops as a safe, creative, unique and vibrant place.
Public art provides an important vehicle for expressing community and cultural identity and in developing, preserving and celebrating Camden’s history and cultural heritage, reflecting a contemporary community by enhancing our creative and public spaces.
Council has also supported the Youth Public Art Projects with a number of murals involving local youth and professional artists in various locations in Camden LGA.
Public Art Strategy
Last year our Cultural Activation Strategy identified that we need a plan for supporting and implementing public art, temporary and permanent, across our local government area.
You're invited to explore this opportunity and share your ideas with us so we can develop an approach to creative, unique and innovative public art.
Adopted in 2022, Camden Council's Cultural Activation Strategy 2022-2026 provides a framework for the delivery of cultural activity throughout the local government area.
The strategy articulates the role which arts and culture plays in bringing people together, identifying four key pillars:
- Cultural Activation,
- Cultural Development,
- Cultural Destination, and
- Cultural Advocacy.
Development of a Public Art Strategy and Implementation Plan for temporary and permanent public art is recognised as a priority project within the Cultural Activation pillar of the Strategy.
This would provide a strategic approach to supporting and implementing public art, temporary and permanent, across our local government area.
For more information and to have your say, please visit: Public Art Strategy | Your Voice Camden (nsw.gov.au)
Interested Public Artists
Public Artists seeking professional opportunities are encouraged to register with Vendor Panel. Vendor panel provides a secure online portal for contractors, including Camden Council, to engage with suppliers across a wide variety of services.
Camden Council, amongst many other Council’s, use vendor panel for transparent procurement. To receive invitations to quote on public art tenders please register your business under Graphical, Photographic and Art, nominating your applicable categories.
Registration is simple and free for artists with an Australian Business Number (ABN).