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Dressing public art

Birmingham’s public art dressing policy ensures the quality and presentation of the city’s public artworks, monuments, fountains and public spaces are kept at a high standard.

We do not allow any of public art to be dressed or covered with signage, unless there is an exceptional reason.

We will consider requests relating to a national or locally significant celebration, or event with an artistic or cultural agenda. We may decide to charge for this if a council officer or contractor needs to dress the artwork, or where the area in which the public art exists has been already compromised (such as during the Christmas Markets in Victoria Square).

An Exceptional Reasons for Dressing Public Art Proposal Form and risk assessment should be submitted to Public Art Gateway Group (PAGG) at least 8 weeks before the event date.

Download the dressing public art request form