Informing Worcesters Approach to Public Art
MADE is supporting Worcester City Council to develop a new and co-ordinated approach to public art across the city.
Through expert panel member Julia Kashdan-Brown and MADE's head of cultural programmes Jane Puzey, we are working with the City's planning and regeneration team and the Public Art Panel (which includes MADE's former chief executive Julia Ellis) to develop collaborative cross-city and cross-sector working practice for art in the public realm.
We have been able to connect up several initiatives in the City, including the emerging vision driving the Worcester City Centre Masterplan and the University of Worcester’s new strategy for the arts.
Our one-day conference,Worcester: the making of the modern city, examined the value that contemporary art can bring to in Worcester as an historic English city and as an inspirational, connected and contemporary European destination. Attended by Elected Members, officers, volunteers and artists, there was positive support for an ambitious and proactive public art strategy.
Speakers included John de la Cour from The Elmley Foundation, Caroline Corfe from Taunton Deane Council, Professor Antonia Payne from University of Worcester, and Joanna Cave from David Lock Associates.