Resources

Annual Reports

Publications  

  • DCA/BMW Percent for Art Survey
    The DCA Survey is part of an evaluation process of the DCA/BMW Percent for Art Scheme. The evaluation process appraises the artist, the art coordinator, and other stakeholders for each project commission through Survey Monkey. The survey also provides DCA and BMW with important data. Other Government agencies may find this document a useful reference when developing an evaluation of their public art programmes.

  • The BMW Buyers Guide: Art Coordination Services Panel Arrangement (2012-2018)
    This document provides a BMW-approved list of art coordinators with contact details. It also has a schedule of rates with recommended fee structures for public art coordinators.

  • BMW Artwork Commission Agreement
    This document is the artist’s contract used by BMW in the Percent for Art Scheme and may serve as a useful Pro Forma when commissioning public art. 

  • BMW Pro-forma for Maintenance Report
    This document is an essential component of the artist’s contract used by BMW in the Percent for Art Scheme. All artists are required to submit the required details at the completion of the project. The document is provided to the commissioning agent (client) for their reference and assists in maintaining the artwork post installation.

References

  • Integrating Views: A review of the State Government’s Percent for Art Scheme: This document was prepared by the Planning and Policy Division of the Department of Culture and the Arts with the support of the Department of Housing and Works. The independent facilitator’s report was written by Margaret Moore. The comprehensive review process involved extensive consultation with stakeholders during 2002-03 and made sixteen recommendations.

  • Public Art Practical Guidelines 1997: The 1997 Public Art Practical Guidelines may provide useful resource for researchers or anyone interested in reading about early public art in the state of Western Australia. It is divided into four linked sections: Public Art and the Artist; Public Art and the State; Public Art and Local Government; and Public Art and the Private Sector.

  • Please note: the current DCA Public Art Commissioning Guidelines 2015 should be used for current public art commissioning practice.

Useful Websites

  • The Australian Copyright Council provides advice on copyright and ownership in relation to public art.

  • The National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA) also provides advice on copyright, artists rights, and de-accessioning artwork (see: 7.2.5 and 7.3.2).

  • Wikipedia provides a list of public art in Western Australia that includes regional and metropolitan centres.

  • Ixia Public Art Online is a comprehensive public art resource based in England, that promotes and influences public art policy, strategy and projects to arts and non-arts organizations, artists, curators, in the public and private sectors. 

  • The Percent for Art Scheme (the Scheme) is a State Government initiative that commenced in 1989 and is managed by the Building Management and Works business of the Department of Finance, in partnership with the Department for Culture and the Arts. The website features useful information about Percent for Art and lists the Scheme’s projects.

Case Studies

See the projects and case studies section for detailed information on a wide range of projects completed through the Percent for Art and other schemes. 

Please note: the current  DCA Public Art Commissioning Guidelines 2015 should be used for current public art commissioning practicePlease note: the current  DCA Public Art Commissioning Guidelines 2015 should be used for current public art commissioning practice..