The Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) was established in 2019.
The PAAC has the following mandate:
Funding may be available to support Public Art through the Growth Community Improvement Plan - Downtown Target Area.
North Bay is a community that appreciates and supports creative diversity, nurtures the development of artistic skills, works to preserve its natural and built heritage, and promotes a vibrant cultural identity recognized by artists, residents, and visitors.
Public art will allow our community to gain cultural, social and economic value. Art in public spaces influence and fosters a sense of place and community pride. Public art reflects and reveals our society, adds meaning to our city and uniqueness to our community, resulting in a strong sense of collective identity.
Public Art Policy
PAAC is currently developing a Public Art Policy which will ensure all public art projects and acquisitions will be assessed and developed according to the goals of the committee.
Growth Community Improvement Plan (GCIP)
The City's new Growth Community Incentive Program is designed to help grow the community through city wide programming for industrial development and targeted intensification for housing and downtown waterfront commercial projects with a number of financial incentives.
More details on this program can be found here: