Eastleigh Borough Council has launched an exciting new Public Art Strategy for 2023-2028.
Public art forms an integral part of the Council’s commitment to the creation of high-quality, sustainable places throughout the Borough and its new strategy outlines a vision to engage communities and bring about a renewed sense of pride, ownership and sense of place.
Future public art projects will provide a sustainable, innovative and distinctive programme which builds on the wide range of public art across Eastleigh Borough that celebrates and reflects the rich and diverse culture, heritage and biodiversity of the area. The strategy describes that public art projects can be temporary or permanent, internal or external; they can be stand-alone features or integrated into the environment. They can also include temporary events and performances.
Cabinet Lead for Health Cllr Tonia Craig said, “We already have some great public art across the Borough and this strategy, covering the next five years 2023-2028, encourages greater participation in cultural activity and provides better access for our communities to cultural assets across the Borough. We know that public art and the processes of creating public art, has a positive impact on the physical environment and health and wellbeing of people that live, work and visit our Borough.
She added, “Our strategy supports the Council’s key priorities of ‘Enabling a healthier Eastleigh’, ‘Shaping places’, ‘Protecting our environment’ and ‘Creating homes and communities’.”