Why the public opinion of Calgarians on public art is more negative than…
Why the public opinion of Calgarians on public art is more negative than positive.
More public engagement with art.
Art can impact mental health.
Make the community feel involved.
Does art have to be relevant to the space?
Context can create more of an impact.
Opinions on current projects.
Bowfort Towers was supposed to be linked to Blackfoot culture, but those of Blackfoot culture claim the public art has nothing to do with their culture.
The blue ring lacks impact on Calgarians.
Lack of control.
Where are art pieces being built.
Spaces reserved for art.
Art can impact the overall sense of a space/location either positively or negatively.
Temporary or permanent.
What Vancouver, Montreal, Saint John's and other Canadian cities are doing right.
A number of Vancouver's public art pieces are donated.
Culture is important, and can invoke feelings from the general public.
Strong artistic communities.
Integrating art into the environment/city.
Very little of Calgary public art is done by local artists
Municipal arts granting in Calgary is among the lowest in Canada at $6.50 per capita.
Should there be more projects done by the community?
Calgary has a growing art community which could be tapped into for future projects.
Should the public be able to vote on what they want to see.
Calgary public art projects are put on hold while the council reviews art policy
How much is being spent on each project?
Public art is funded from City of Calgary capital budget projects over $1 million.
Controversies surrounding art pieces.
The message surrounding the art piece.