Public Art Policy

Adopted in 2012.

Wellington City Council is committed to supporting arts activities to create and sustain opportunities to ensure the city and suburbs are vibrant, engaging and dynamic.

Public art is the most visible and accessible form of art and is integral to what makes Wellington a stimulating and inviting place to be. It's a key indicator of a city’s creativity, openness and quality of life.

Public Art Policy (764KB PDF) | Text version (338KB RTF)


What the City wants from Public Art Activity

  • Introduction
  • Public Art Vision
  • Purpose
  • Definition
  • Scope
  • Outcomes

Achieving Public Art Outcomes

  • Partnerships
  • Assessment Process for Public Art Activities
  • Public Art Panel
  • Assessment of Proposals
  • Criteria
  • Mandatory Requirements
  • Relocation of Public Art
  • Deaccessioning Public Art
  • Maintenance and Asset Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Appendix One: Assessment Process for Public Art Activities in Public Spaces
  • Appendix Two: Guidelines for Assessment Process