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Arts and entertainment

There are always things to do in and around Chichester, whether it be visiting some of the local tourist attractions or historical places of interest, dining out in one of Chichester's many restaurants, enjoying the local music scene, seeing a film at a nearby cinema, or visiting one of the local pubs, bars or cafes.

Public art

The term 'public art' means art commissioned for public spaces, either outdoors or in public buildings. Public art pieces can be in a variety of media and can include temporary work such as street art. It can be a very visible and tangible contribution to the environment, especially if it is inspired by a sense of place at both local community and wider district levels.

Public art is highly regarded and is an important aspect of Chichester Council's commitment to developing and promoting the built and historic environment and enhancing the district.

Commissioning of public art is most often undertaken in connection with new developments within the area. Commissioning usually results from a 'Section 106' agreement, whereby the council gives permission for development to take place on condition that certain community benefits are provided by the developer.  The provision of works or schemes of public art is one such benefit that may be agreed with a developer.

Public Arts Strategy (PDF) [249KB]
Public Arts Strategy Appendices (PDF) [212KB]

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