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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Percentage for art

Public art can enhance the quality of public places and contribute to cultural identity.

What is percentage for art?

Percentage for art is an internationally recognised funding mechanism where developers are encouraged to allocate a percentage of the capital costs, towards the provision of public art, of any new:

  • buildings
  • refurbishment
  • landscaping scheme

Jersey’s collection of public art proudly reflects its history and identity. Evidence elsewhere has proven that public art can enhance the quality of public places and contribute to cultural identity. Public art is also known to attract visitors and to reflect and generate confidence with consequential economic benefits.

Purpose of guidance

This guidance has been produced to offer advice to those involved in the development process where the provision of percentage for art, as part of the overall environmental improvement, will be encouraged.

This guidance: 

  • provides a definition for public art and percentage for art
  • describes what the benefits are
  • identifies when it will be sought and encouraged
  • outlines how it can be procured as part of a development project

Percentage for art - SPG advice note 3
Jersey design guide 2008 

Public art

You can see examples of some of the public art that has been delivered through the operation of this policy as an integral part of development schemes.

Public art monitoring 2006 to 2010

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