In 2014, City Council established the Public Art Advisory Committee to facilitate delegated city funded art projects, identify potential project areas within the city, and to make recommendations on potential (if any) zoning / development regulations as it relates to public art and encourage privately funded “public” art projects. The Committee is comprised of City Council Members (2), City Planning & Neighborhood Development staff (2), City Parks and Recreation staff (1), the Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) Director, the Cabarrus Arts Council Director, a Cabarrus Arts Council Board member (1), a local community member (1), an artist (1), a downtown building owner (1), and at-large members (3). Members of the Committee are appointed by City Council.
Public Art Master Plan
In early 2021, Council allocated funding for the city's first-ever Public Art Master Plan and directed the Public Art Advisory Committee to facilitate the creation of the master plan.
The goal of the project is to create a vision for a true, comprehensive public art program that will serve Concord, in a manner tailored to the city and its many diverse constituents. The plan will include recommendations about possible locations for public art, funding, personnel, committee structures and decision-making processes.
The plan is being developed with community support and participation, including various local organizations like the Cabarrus Arts Council, stakeholders and groups throughout the city.
Once complete, the Master Plan document will be presented to the Public Art Advisory Committee and City Council for final approval.
As part of the master planning process, we want to hear from you! Your participation in the process is vital and will help guide the development of the master plan.
There will be many opportunities in the weeks and months ahead to meet the team working on the master plan, provide input, and learn more about public art.
To get started, watch the short one-minute video below to hear from Council Member Langford, member of the Public Art Advisory Committee, and the city's public art consultants about what to expect as the master planning process continues.
Next, be sure to take the online community input survey: publicinput.com/ConcordArtPlan