Public Art

The District of Saanich is requesting applications for a Public Art Jury. We are looking for 3 artists and 2 community members to assist with the selection of a work of public art to commemorate Canada‚Äôs 150th birthday.

Public art is an important aspect of public spaces, yielding social, physical and economic benefits. Saanich has made a financial commitment to the promotion of public art in the community by adopting the following policy:

Allocate
  • 1% of the value of the capital budgets for above ground projects towards the purchase or commission and maintenance of public art to be integrated into or displayed in public areas; and
  • 1% of the budget for municipal building construction/renovation projects, or park redevelopment, in excess of $250,000 to the purchase or commission of public art for that building, structure or park; and
  • 1% of the value of any park development in excess of $250,000 to the purchase or commission of public art for parks.

Please see the Comprehensive Public Art Policy for more details.