The City Arts team assesses all proposals in collaboration with the Public Art Panel to ensure proposals meet the criteria and reflect the outcomes for public art activity.
The guidelines and public art activity applications apply to proposals for both temporary and permanent projects, and proposed gifts and donations.
Public Art Fund
The Council funds the research, development, commissioning and implementation of public art activity in Wellington.
The average amount awarded to public art projects is approximately $10,000, although levels of investment vary. Well-focused projects are often less than $10,000 and funding is also considered at a more substantial level, sometimes allowing for a larger scale or for lengthier periods of engagement. You should discuss your proposed project and level of funding with an Arts Advisor before submitting your application.
Public art proposal deadlines
The Public Art Panel reviews proposals for public art activity four times a year in March, June, August and November.
- The next deadline for proposals is 9am, Monday 10 May 2021.
For further information on available funding and deadlines, contact our arts advisor (see details below).
Submitting a proposal
For more information please see the Call for Proposals (229KB PDF) and download the application form, guidelines and assessment criteria.
We recommend discussing your project with an Arts Advisor as early as possible. The Arts Advisor will be able to provide useful information about council-owned sites, budget advice, and general recommendations on your concept and proposal.
Find out about past Public Art Fund grant allocations.