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Percent for Art Scheme

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The Percent for Art Scheme is a State Government initiative that started in 1989. The Scheme is managed by the Building Management and Works business of the Department of Finance, in partnership with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries which is responsible for arts policy in the State.

The scheme employs Western Australian artists to deliver exciting artwork for major new public buildings such as schools, police stations, and health services throughout Western Australia. The State Government percent for art policy requires up to one percent of the construction budget for new works over $2 million to be expended on artwork.

More information on the Percent for Art Scheme is available on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries internet site.

For further information on public art please contact the Arts Program Manager by phone on (08) 6551 2213 or by email on PercentForArt@finance.wa.gov.au

Annual reports

Percent for Art Annual Report 2017/18 (PDF 1.1 MB)
Percent for Art Annual Report 2016/17(PDF 1.2 MB)
Percent for Art Annual Report 2015/16 (PDF 1.9 MB)
Percent for Art Annual Statement 2014/15 (PDF 1.8 MB)
Percent for Art Annual Report 2013/14 (PDF 3.5 MB)
Percent for Art Annual Report 2012/13 (PDF 1.7 MB)
Percent for Art Annual Report 2011/12 (PDF 1.3 MB)
Percent for Art Annual Report 2010/11 (PDF 2.0 MB)

Other documents

The Percent for Art Scheme Guidelines provide guidance for compliance with Percent for Art Scheme processes.

Artwork Commission Agreement form (for the information of artists considering submitting a project for tender).

View Everything Old Is New Again, a story by artist Judith Forrest on the public art at the Mount Lawley Primary School that was substantially damaged by fire in 2012 and reopened in 2015. It tells how the public art project for the reopened school was about making something new from something old. (MS Word 7.8 MB)

View Percent for Art commissions in the new Fiona Stanley Hospital. This is the most significant suite of public art to be installed in a major Australian health complex to date.

View Percent for Art public art in the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison

Videos

View a YouTube presentation on public art in Western Australia by art consultant Andra Kins (10:27).

View a YouTube presentation on the making of the Journey of a River artwork in the Supreme Court of WA (David Malcolm Justice Centre) with artist Jo Darbyshire.

View a YouTube presentation on the State Coat of Arms artwork  in the Supreme Court of WA (David Malcolm Justice Centre) with artist Trish Bygott.

Percent for Art illustration
 

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