The impact of Covid upon artists has been well recorded. Have we provided the same degree of recognition to the impact upon those working in the background at arts organisations?
Public art is an essential element in creating a community identity that encourages people to live nearby and to visit. Public art creates proven social and health impacts as well as economic impact. Creating public art should be a partnership between government, the artistic community and the broader community.
Arts organisations need to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders. They can achieve this through long term planning and understanding the value of art to their community.