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Percentage for Art (FOI)

Percentage for Art (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 21 July 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



When were the guidelines for the above written?


When were they last updated?


Is all art for the above scheme sourced locally?


Are there any exceptions?


Who decides if art chosen is suitable?


Are any local consultants suggested by government to assist in choosing art? If so, who?



The information requested is exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as the information is accessible on  within a previous Freedom of Information response linked below:

Percentage for art (


The guidelines were updated in 2012. 

C and D

Information is publicly available on within the Percentage for Art Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) Advice.

Note 3 under “Selecting an artist / craftsperson” section on page 9, within bullet point 3, states “open competition where invitations are published through appropriate publications such as Artists Newsletter and arts organisations (nationally) and other media locally”.

Please see the following links for this and further information in respect of the process: 

Percentage for art (

SPG-Advice Note 3 - Percentage for Art June 2008 (amend 10/12) - correcting PFA contact details 27-3-14.pdf (


The Public Art Statement is submitted as part of the planning application and determined under delegated authority or by the planning committee. This is the position since the guidance note was updated in 2012.


Please see page 11 of the SPG Advice Note 3 linked above.

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(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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