Metro Public Art Procurement

Date: 2015-2018

EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to provide information regarding best practices for integrating public art into new facility development and upgrades, including both small- and mid-sized infrastructure, and the policies supporting its procurement and integration. Through interviews with with public art staff, consultants, and regional public art agencies from across Canada, Washington, Oregon and California, as well as conducting case studies, the research examined approaches to public art procurement, design, management and integration. The final reports include an overview of common processes used by large public agencies for artist selection, community engagement, the design process, and the management and integration of public art in infrastructure and facility development projects.