Public artworks can help to create inspiring spaces, celebrate cultural diversity and acknowledge the history and heritage of an area. The City of Belmont supports a range of artists through public art across the City.
Public Art Advisory Panel
The City of Belmont’s Public Art Advisory Panel was established in 2011 to provide a way for the City to consult with key stakeholders and seek specialist advice in the growth and development of public art in the City of Belmont.
The Panel, made up of City of Belmont Councillors, City of Belmont staff, public art consultants and a community representative, provides advice to Council on issues relating to public art and make recommendations on public art commissions (including private developer contributions).
Public Art Directions and Masterplan
The City’s Public Art Directions and Masterplan aims to create a signature identity for the City to reinforce and enhance its reputation and vision as a leader in contemporary art and culture.
The Public Art Directions and Masterplan helps guide the development of public art in the City which illuminates, celebrates and contributes to the City’s unique culture.
Read Public Art Directions and Masterplan
Private Developer Public Art Process
If you have a development proposal within the City’s Policy Area with a value greater than $4.5 million, you will need to provide public art of at least 1% of the value of your development proposal.
Read Local Planning Policy No.11
To help you meet these requirements, the City has developed this information sheet with guidance on the public art approval process:
Read the Public Art Developer Contributions - Information Sheet
You will also need to complete and submit:
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the City’s
Arts team on 9477 7457.
Mural Art Commission Guidelines
The City of Belmont encourages the beautification of blank walls and recognises the value that mural art can offer in fostering a vibrant, creative, active and culturally diverse community.
To assist with the creation of murals, the City’s Mural Art Commission Guidelines are available for business owners, property owners and artists. The Guidelines help identify requirements to make sure you are meeting your contractual, public liability, planning and maintenance obligations, ensuring a quality mural is created on the City’s property or private property.
Read the Mural Art Commission Guidelines.
Public Art Opportunity
City of Belmont Acknowledgement of Country Artwork Commission
The City of Belmont is inviting Expressions of Interest from artists wanting to be considered for the commissioning of an Acknowledgement of Country artwork for the Belmont Hub.
The Commission is valued at $65,000 and the successful artist or artist team will be engaged to create a public artwork with the intention that:
- the leading artist is Noongar with the potential to form an artist team involving experienced artists
- the artist/team has the capacity to mentor a local Belmont artist and/or involve local community members in the creative process
Key Information and Dates
Artists wishing to be considered for this commission can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be shortlisted for the commission. The EOI shall comprise of a brief cover letter and CV and images outlining previous commission projects, professional practice of the artist/team wishing to be considered. EOI submissions must be received by City of Belmont by 4pm Thurs 30 March 2023. Email email@example.com to submit an EOI.
Three artists will be selected to proceed to Stage 1 of the commission process and paid a fee of $1000 to prepare a design proposal for the commission due 1 June 2023. The selected Artist/team will be commissioned in July 2023 with Artwork due for completion by April 2024.
Download the Artwork Brief
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.