Join Entro's Principal Creative Director Udo Schliemann and Louis-Etienne Dubois, Associate Professor of Creative Industries Management, Ryerson University, as they discuss "Arts and its Publics: What Makes a Successful Public Place?" at Artworx TO Symposium: Public Art of Tomorrow.
From monumental sculptures to ephemeral participatory performances, public art continues to expand the possibility of public engagement and how we interact and experience work. As private investment increases, the question of how and what we measure has become more and more important. So in all of this, how do we measure value and impact? What are the ways we quantify and qualify public art? From community belonging to economic growth to developing a marketing identity, when do we decide a public art project has been successful?
When: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 @ 3:25pm to 4:05pm
Where: Online (Free). Register here.
Organized by the City of Toronto and the Government of Quebec, this three-day virtual symposium will celebrate Toronto’s impressive existing public art collection while discussing the future role of art and artists. Keynote speakers, panelists, and industry leaders will discuss pandemic recovery and building back better, stronger, specifically the essential role of the cultural and creative sectors within urban areas.
Public art is at the heart of a city’s development and vitality; by reimagining and animating public spaces, cities can bring people back to plazas, main streets, and neighbourhoods that were severely impacted by the pandemic. Further, the integration of public art in communities city-wide, connects citizens to their surroundings and assists with the social development and sustainability of the sector. Building upon the natural relationship between Toronto and the province of Quebec, the symposium will connect arts organizations, industry professionals and businesses from both cities, to work together towards economic recovery. Public art of tomorrow, public art for all.
Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022 will kickoff the City’s new 10-Year of Public Art Strategy, signalling Toronto’s renewed commitment to public art.