Public Art Committee

The committee provides advice and guidance to City Council, staff, civic agencies, developers and citizens on public art matters, including the Public Art Program.

Meeting updates

Meeting Format:

Civic Agency meetings may be in-person, electronic (as authorized by Section 14.14 of the Procedure By-law), or a hybrid of the two. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted online under the ‘Meetings’ tab below.

Virtual Meeting Platform:

Virtual meetings use Cisco WebEx Webinars (formerly Webex Events). No software download is required.

Attending Meetings:

  • To view a meeting online or listen by phone, follow instructions provided below.
  • Join link is made available at least 24 hours before the meeting.
  • For in-person attendance at City Hall, seek directions to the meeting room from Security staff. If arriving after 5:00 pm, enter via the 12th Avenue entrance by using the intercom (this entrance is equipped with a wheelchair ramp).

Note:

Unlike meetings of City Council, there is usually no public speaking option during Civic Agency meetings. Virtual attendees will be muted and unseen by meeting participants. If you wish to get in touch with a Civic Agency, please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Next Meeting Details:

  • Date: April 22, 2024
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Location: Business Centre Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall; Virtual (Webex Webinars)
  • Meeting Password: PART (Dial 7278 from telephone keypad)

Joining via Webinar:

Joining by Phone (Audio Only):

  • Dial 1-604-646-8916 (Local) or 1-855-699-3239 (Canada/US Toll-Free)
  • Enter the access code followed by pound: 2773 525 2780#
  • Enter numeric meeting password followed by pound: 7278#

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To view or participate in meetings virtually, I consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of my personal information outside Canada as described below. The City of Vancouver collects your personal information in accordance with section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for purposes of organizing and administering advisory body meetings. For virtual Civic Agency meetings, your contact information will be shared with the City’s web conferencing provider, Cisco WebEx. Information submitted to WebEx will be stored on servers in the United States and may be accessed in the United States or internationally for technical support purposes. If you have questions about the collection of this information, please contact the director of access to information and privacy by emailing privacy@vancouver.ca or mailing a letter to 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4.

Terms of reference

The Committee:

  • Advises City Council, staff, the Development Permit Board, and others on carrying out the Public Art Program, particularly on the public art proposed for sites, developments or projects falling within the City's responsibility, as a result of the Program or otherwise
  • Acts as a resource to City Council and to its boards, agencies, commissions or staff, and to developers and citizen
  • Provides reasonable and objective advice and guidance on matters involving public art
  • Meets with City management or other civic officials or agencies about common concerns

The Public Art Committee Bylaw provides more detail on membership and duties.

Meeting frequency

The committee generally meets on the third Monday of each month, except August. Workshops are usually scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month.

Time commitment

Members are expected to contribute 6 to 12 hours a month to committee work.

Members are expected to serve on subcommittees, which review individual public art applications.

Attendance requirement

Members may miss no more than two consecutive meetings without obtaining leave of absence from the committee. Membership will be terminated following the second such absence.

Quorum

There must be a minimum number of five members of the committee present to make decisions.

Membership

The committee consists of nine members:

  • 2 artists of recognized standing in the art community
  • 3 art professionals (artists, designers, gallery directors, curators, historians, educators, conservators, etc.) who have a thorough knowledge of public art, and who are of recognized standing in the art community
  • 2 urban designers (architects, landscape architects, designers or others)
  • 1 developer recognized by the community
  • 1 general public 

Members are appointed by City Council for terms of 1 or 2 years. Members can be reappointed, but no member will serve more than two terms in a row.

Every year, members choose a Chairperson. Unless the Chairperson has served two terms, they can be reappointed and hold office until a successor is chosen.

The Public Art Committee Bylaw provides more detail on membership and duties.

Members

Terms expire December 1, 2024:

  • Glenn Alteen - Art Professional
  • Kelsey Lee - General Public
  • Henry Lu - Art Professional
  • Emily Nixon - Urban Designer
  • John Steil - Artist of Recognized Standing

Terms expire December 1, 2025:

  • Danicar Hsu - Developer
  • Sara MacLellan - Art Professional

Liaisons

  • City Council: Councillor Mike Klassen

 

2024 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting Dates Agendas Supporting Documents Minutes
January 22, 2024 Agenda Item 2; Item 3 Minutes
February 12, 2024 Agenda Item 2; Item 3 Minutes
March 18, 2024 Agenda Item 2; Item 3  
April 22, 2024      
May 13, 2024      
June 17,2024      
July 15, 2024      
September 16, 2024      
October 21, 2024      
November 18, 2024      

2023 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting Dates Agendas Supporting Documents Minutes
January 23, 2023 Agenda Item 2; Item 3 Minutes
February 13, 2023 Agenda Item 3 Minutes
March 20, 2023 Agenda Item 2 Minutes
April 17, 2023 Agenda Item 3 Minutes
May 15, 2023 Agenda Item 2 Minutes
June 19, 2023 Agenda Item 2 Minutes
July 17, 2023 Agenda Item 2; Item 3 Minutes
September 11, 2023 Agenda Item 2; Item 3 Minutes
October 16, 2023 Agenda Item 2 Minutes
November 20, 2023 Agenda Item 2; Item 3 Minutes
December 11, 2023 CANCELLED    

2022 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting Dates Agendas Supporting Documents Minutes
January 24, 2022 Agenda Item 1; Item 2 Minutes
February 14, 2022 Agenda Item 2 Minutes
March 7, 2022 Agenda Item 4 Minutes
April 11, 2022 Cancelled    
May 16, 2022 Agenda   Minutes
June 13, 2022 Agenda Item 2; Item 3 Minutes
July 18, 2022 Agenda   Minutes
September 19, 2022 Agenda Item 3 Minutes
October 17, 2022 Agenda Item 3 Minutes
November 21, 2022 Agenda Item 2; Item 3 Minutes
December 12, 2022 Agenda Item 3 Minutes

2021 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting Dates Agenda

Supporting
Documents

Minutes
January 18, 2021 CANCELLED    
February 8, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
March 8, 2021 Agenda   Cancelled
April 12, 2021 Agenda Item 2 Minutes
May 10, 2021 Agenda Item 4 Minutes
June 7, 2021 Agenda Item 2 Minutes
July 12, 2021 CANCELLED    
September 20, 2021 Agenda Item 2; Item 3 Minutes
October 18, 2021 CANCELLED    
November 8, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
December 6, 2021 CANCELLED    

2020 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Supporting Documents Minutes
 January 13, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
 February 10, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
 March 16, 2020 CANCELLED    
 April 20, 2020 (special) Agenda Item 1, Item 3 Minutes
 May 11, 2020 Agenda Item 1  Minutes
 June 15, 2020 Agenda Item 1 Minutes
 July 13, 2020 Agenda   Cancelled
 September 14, 2020 Agenda Item 3   Minutes
 October 19, 2020 Agenda   Minutes
 November 16, 2020 Agenda Item 3 Minutes
 December 14, 2020 Agenda   Minutes

2019 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Supporting Documents Minutes
 January 14, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
 February 11, 2019 Agenda Item 4 Minutes
 March 18, 2019 Agenda

Item 2      Item 3    Item 4

Minutes
 April 15, 2019 Agenda   Minutes
 May 21, 2019 CANCELLED    
 June 17, 2019 Agenda Item 3 Minutes
 July 15, 2019 Agenda Item 5 Minutes
 September 16, 2019 Agenda Item 2 Minutes
 October 21, 2019 Agenda Item 3 Minutes
 November 18, 2019 CANCELLED    
 December 16, 2019 Agenda   Minutes

2018 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Supporting Documents Minutes
 January 22, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
 February 19, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
 March 20, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
 April 23, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
 May 28, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
 June 18, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
 July 23, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
 September 24, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
 October 29, 2018 Agenda Item 3; Item 4 Minutes
 November 26, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
 December 17, 2018 Agenda Item 4 Minutes

2017 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 27, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 March 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 April 24, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 May 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 June 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 July 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 September 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 October 23, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 November 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 December 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes

2016 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 29, 2016 Agenda Minutes
 March 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
 April 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
 May 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes
 June 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes
 July 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
 September 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes
 October 17, 2016 (no quorum) Agenda Minutes
 November 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
 December 12, 2016 Agenda Minutes

 

2015 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 19, 2015  no quorum Agenda Minutes
February 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 March 9, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 April 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 May 11, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 June 15, 2015-CANCELLED    
 July 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 September 14, 2015 Agenda  Minutes
 October 19, 2015-CANCELLED    
 November 9, 2015 - CANCELLED    
 December 7, 2015  Agenda Minutes

2014 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 11, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 17, 2014 cancelled
April 7, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 5, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 6, 2014 no quorum Agenda Minutes
November 10, 2014 cancelled    

2013 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2013 cancelled - -
May 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 15, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2013 Agenda Minutes
October 15, 2013 no quorum Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2013 cancelled    

2012 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 16, 2012 Agenda Minutes
February 13, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 12, 2012 cancelled - -
April 16, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 14, 2012 Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 9, 2012 Agenda Minutes
September 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 15, 2012 Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2012 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes

Contact the Public Art Committee

Staff contact
Eric Fredericksen
Senior Cultural Planner

Phone: 604-871-6002

Eric.Fredericksen@vancouver.ca

Committee Clerk
Ana Denissenko

Phone: 604-673-8385

ana.denissenko@vancouver.ca 

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