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Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC)

The Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) was established in 2019.  

The PAAC has the following mandate:

  • To provide expert community input on City of North Bay public art policies, projects and procedures;
  • To promote awareness and understanding of the importance of high-quality public art;
  • Assist with the development of a city-wide Public Art Policy which will identify priority projects, locations and site selection, criteria and selection processes, and review conservation and maintenance of artworks;
  • Assist with the implementation of the Public Art Policy (once completed) to determine prioritization, implementation, and budget considerations for public art projects;
  • Promote the activities of the Public Art Advisory Committee and raise public awareness and importance of public art in North Bay;
  • Make recommendations for the striking of public art juries and the development of Terms of Reference for juries;
  • Review and assist with the development of Call for Artists;
  • Advise and recommend to staff on proposed gifts, donations and bequests to the City in accordance with the Public Art Policy and other City guidelines;
  • Advise and recommend to staff the accessioning and de-accessioning of works associated with the City of North Bay’s Public Art Collection;
  • Review and provide recommendations regarding applications for community group-driven public art projects.

Funding may be available to support Public Art through the Growth Community Improvement Plan - Downtown Target Area.

Public Art

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:

Bryan Kimber
Community Development Coordinator (705) 474-0626 x.2321