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Public Art

Public art is a unique way to enrich our community and provide centerpieces of creativity and imagination. The goals of Prince Albert's Public Art Policy are to:
  • Build a visually rich environment;
  • Inspire community belonging and memory, enhancing quality of life and place;
  • Tell the story of and highlight the rich heritage including First Nations and Metis and the diverse cultural make up of Prince Albert;
  • Encourage the placement of public art throughout our City including large scale developments and residential neighbourhoods, identifying the unique character and/or history of that neighbourhood;
  • Offer an engaging option for commemoration of individuals, groups or events;
  • Provide art opportunities that are freely accessible to all;
  • Play a role in attracting, nurturing, and retaining creative businesses and workers, including artists;
  • Provide creative opportunities and recognition for Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, as well as Canadian and International Artists; 
  • Strategically seek donors and funding opportunities for Public Art;
  • Serve as a catalyst to economic development and tourism; and
  • Encourage public involvement, connections, and appreciation of the arts and cultural interaction.

Public Art Policies and Programs

Public Art Policy

City Council have approved a Public Art Policy for Prince Albert. The policy was developed by a working group of the Prince Albert Arts Board and the City of Prince Albert Arts & Cultural Coordinator. An Open House was held and provided valuable community input into the final policy.

The purpose of the Public Art Policy is to provide a standardized and transparent process for the acquisition, placement, maintenance, relocation and de-accession of Public Art; and provide a sustainable funding model for the management of Public Art in Prince Albert.

City Council, as per the policy, will budget $30,000 annually into a Public Art Reserve for public art. A Public Art Working Group is in place to guide the implementation and evaluation of the Public Art Policy.

Public Art Stimulus Partnership Fund
In support of the Public Art Policy, the purpose of the Public Art Stimulus Partnership Fund is to have an allocation of funds to support one to two partnership project(s) per year that can assist a Prince Albert professional arts organization, or a business or non-profit organization partnering with a professional artist, to complete a public art project. 

Public Art in Prince Albert

Prince Albert Arts Centre
1010 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 4V5

Phone:  306.953.4811
Fax:  306.953.4814