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Flower Power Sculpture Purchase
    THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON   REQUEST FOR DECISON   DATE:  February 5, 2018 Regular TOPIC: Purchase Recommendation of Flower Power Sculpture PROPOSAL:  Proposed purchase of Sculpture PROPOSED BY: Staff    _______________________________________________________________________  ANALYSIS SUMMARY: Council’s Cultural Development Committee (CDC) has requested Council’s approval to purchase the “Flower Power” sculpture by artist Illarion Gallant, located in the planter at the Railtown intersection. A Council resolution is required for this purpose. BACKGROUND:  At the December 6 th , 2017 CDC meeting the following motion was passed: MOTION Moved by Stephanie Fischer, seconded by Astrid Heyerdahl THAT the Cultural Development Committee recommend to Council that the Flower Power Sculpture be purchased for the amount of $16,100. CARRIED .   Since the December 6 th , 2017 Cultural Development meeting, the artist of the Flower Power sculpture has reduced the cost of the sculpture significantly from $16,100 to $12,500. BENEFITS, DISADVANTAGES AND NEGATIVE IMPACTS: The Art in Public Places Policy recognizes the importance that public art plays in creating the cultural fabric and streetscape of creative cities. Public art builds a visually rich environment, attracts creative businesses and workers and reflects Nelson’s diverse cultural character and living heritage. LEGISLATIVE IMPACTS, PRECEDENTS, POLICIES: Section 4 of Council’s Art in Public Places Policy No. 7710.00.010 identifies the City of Nelson’s commitment to the long-term development of public art through the provision of funding. Section 9 establishes guiding principles for the Cultural Development Committee in selecting artworks for public spaces in Nelson. COSTS AND BUDGET IMPACT - REVENUE GENERATION:  The purchase amount for the Flower Power sculpture is $12,500. OPTION 1 . The CDC purchases the Flower Power Sculpture in the amount of $12,500 to be paid for over a two year period of time. Funding would come from the Downtown Waterfront Reserve. The Downtown Waterfront Reserve receives $20,000 annually from the City for the purchase of sculptures. OPTION 2. Continue to lease the sculpture for $2,350 annually.  IMPACT ON SUSTAINABILITY OBJECTIVES AND STAFF RESOURCES: N/A COMMUNICATION: Council’s decision will be communicated to the Cultural Development Officer and the CDC. OPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES: 1. Approve the purchase purchases the Flower Power Sculpture in the amount of $12,500 to be paid for over a two year period of time. Funding will come from the Downtown Waterfront Reserve. 2. Continue to lease the Flower Power sculpture for $2,350 annually. 3. Refer to staff with other direction.  ATTACHMENTS: ã  Art in Public Places Policy No. 7710.00.010 ã  CDC, Public Art Working Group Sculpture Purchase Recommendation ã  Artist Bio STAFF RECOMMENDATION: That Council passes the following resolution: THAT Council approves the purchase of the Flower Power Sculpture in the amount of $12,500 to be paid over a two year period of time. Funding will come from the Downtown Waterfront Reserve.  AUTHOR: REVIEWED BY:   _______________________________ ______________________________ DEPUTY CORPORATE OFFICER CITY MANAGER  THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON POLICY TITLE: Art in Public Places POLICY NUMBER: 7710.00.010 EFFECTIVE DATE: February 6, 2017 SUPERCEDES: December 2015, July 2014 July, 2012 April 2010  APPROVAL: Council PAGE: 1 of 9 1. Introduction  The City of Nelson is committed to enhancing economic, social, cultural and other quality-of-life opportunities for the community. The  Art in Public Places  program guided by the  Art in Public Places   Policy will help to capitalize on Nelson’s identity as a diverse community with a vibrant cultural scene, as well as providing opportunities in cultural tourism and small business development. Enhancing the appeal of public places and heritage assets is important to residents and visitors alike. Through the  Art in Public Places Policy , the City of Nelson will provide cultural leadership, guide the evolution of a distinct and vibrant artistic character for the city's public places, and ensure a visual legacy. Public Art is a vital ingredient in the cultural fabric and streetscape of creative cities. This policy provides a framework for developing public art that: ã  builds a visually rich environment; ã  plays a role in attracting creative businesses and workers; ã  provides art opportunities that are freely accessible to all; ã  reflects our diverse cultural character and celebrates our living heritage; ã  encourages the growth of a culturally informed public. Nelson’s standing as an exciting place to live, work and visit will be enhanced through this policy. This policy focuses on the appearance of City infrastructure, public spaces, architecture and heritage assets to foster Nelson’s image and identity. 2. Purpose of the Policy In general terms, the policy is intended to: ã  Increase the livability and attractiveness of the urban environment ã  Increase awareness, understanding and enjoyment of art as part of everyday life in Nelson ã  Increase the visibility of and pride in local and regional artists and art production ã  Promote excellence in the visual arts ã  Increase the engagement of residents and visitors with Nelson’s public spaces ã  Promote aesthetic enhancement of Nelson’s public spaces and capital projects ã  Enhance cultural tourism assets ã  Increase economic development and business opportunities for artists and artisans, and the community at large    Specifically, the policy will: ã  Guide activities of the Cultural Development Committee (the CDC) in implementing the  Art in Public Places program. ã  Outline the process for making recommendations to Nelson City Council on the acquisition or creation of artworks for public display in accordance with Council’s Comprehensive Cultural Sector Policy . ã  Facilitate building the Public Art Reserve Fund and a system for expenditures from the Public Art Reserve Fund (see the Public Art Reserve Fund Policy ). 3. Definition Public Art refers to srcinal works of art that have been planned and executed with the specific intention of being permanently sited or integrated in the public domain, usually outside and accessible to all, for the enrichment of human experience. (For the purposes of this policy, Public Art does not currently include performance art or temporary works of art incorporated, performed or staged in indoor or outdoor public places. A separate policy shall be developed for art events and temporary works of art). Public art includes but is not limited to: ã  Sculpture, in any material or combination of materials, whether in the round, bas relief, high relief, mobile, fountain, kinetic or electronic; ã  Murals, mosaics, fibre works, glass works, photography, paintings, or other art forms in any material or combination of materials; ã  Tableaux, vignettes or creative displays of an artistic/informational nature which interpret the heritage significance of a building or site; ã  Aesthetic enhancements of City infrastructure, such as railings, bridges, street furniture, buildings, equipment, street lights, manhole covers and waste receptacles. 4. Funding Mechanisms The City of Nelson is committed to the long-term development of public art and will provide adequate funding depending on financial priorities as determined by City Council. Specifically, the City will: ã  Provide funding for a Public Art Reserve Fund, by bylaw, and direct that money be placed to the credit of the reserve fund. Each year, funds equivalent to 3% of the building permit fees received in the previous year shall be placed to the credit of the City of Nelson’s Public Art Reserve Fund. ã  The Public Art Reserve Fund and any interest it earns will be used for the provision and ongoing maintenance of public art projects. See Public Art Reserve Fund Policy. ã  Ensure, wherever feasible and appropriate, that budgets for planned capital projects include sufficient funds for artistic enhancement. ã  Support the efforts of the CDC to seek funding from private, non-profit, corporate and government sources for the commissioning of public art.  Art in Public Places Policy No. 7710.00.010  P age 2  
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