The development team behind Creative Village have just released their Public Art Guidelines plan, which will govern how they treat public art in the new Parramore campus; which they’ve identified as a key component of their urban infill project.
Besides the project’s promise of high quality educational and mid-use facilities, there has been a focus, at least on paper, on how to blur the lines between Creative Village and the surrounding Parramore community, and many see public art and creative placemaking techniques as being key to that balance.
We’ve included the Public Art Guidelines document below for your reference. Things that stood out to the Bungalower team include an adaptive reuse of Bob Carr Theater; an arts-first approach for public design projects like crosswalks, wayfinding, street furniture, and bike infrastructure; publicly accessible “inside-out” gallery and performance spaces, classrooms, and studios; and creating an arts management position to lead public art efforts on property.
Be sure to check out the photos at the bottom of this post of some of our favorite examples of urban art from around the world.