This is the final entry of the working blog used to document the process of developing the transition of the original Public Art & the Riverside (PARC) brief for Robert Gordon University into the final Cultural & Engagement Strategy, and which included PARC as a small but important part of a bigger engagement type strategy.
Following the final presentation by Ian Banks to RGU's new 'Public Art and Cultural Engagement Advisory Group' on 16th January 2013 of his Cultural & Engagement Strategy (v4 Final report abridged / updated summary), RGU are currently considering the potential for implementing aspects of this hybrid strategy.
RGU are presently considering the core aims they wish to prioritise, as well as the critical resourcing of it, from both a capital and management/curatorial point of view. The 'Public Art and Cultural Engagement Advisory Group', which will eventually become responsible for taking this forward, and in developing and coordinating the university’s final agreed strategy.
This strategy remains confidential at the time of writing but a copy of the front page is included below.
17th January 2013
This project blogsite operates as a reference and tool for the developing Cultural and Engagement Strategy for Robert Gordon University, and which includes Public Art & the Riverside strategy for it's Garthdee Campus. The blog has been prepared by Ian Banks of appointed art consultants Atoll, and who is collaborating on the strategy with new media artist Clive Gillman and lighting consultant Reg Gove of Lightfolio. The blog is focussed not just towards the Garthdee campus and University only, but explores the context of a wider Aberdeen. In terms of confidentiality, for the moment at least the blogsite is openly accessible, but does not contain information on the strategy that is deemed sensitive. This access arangement may change.